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The ABC of CBT

The ABC of CBT

November 2020 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The ABC of CBT introduces you to the basics of CBT, guiding you through how to apply the key principles, techniques and strategies across a range of disorders. Featuring case studies and worksheets, the book will support you to successfully incorporate CBT into your professional practice.

1. What is CBT?
2. Developing a working alliance
3. Structuring your CBT session
4. Structuring a course of CBT
5. Formulating problems
6. Assessing problems
7. Socratic Methods: Enquiry, reflection and logs
8. Socratic Methods: Behavioural interventions
9. Your basic CBT ‘toolkit’
10. Building on the basics: Taking things forward

A very good book which is easy to understand and read.

Mrs Jaime Leanne Ross
School of Health Studies, Darlington College
October 13, 2023

Clear and useful chapters with good client focus

Ms Monique Carole Maroney
Psychology, University of East London
March 31, 2022

This is an invaluable book for all trainee CBT therapists and integrative trainee counsellors wanting to understand the basics of CBT. It is structured well and addresses the main points for the ethical application of CBT.
Key aspects and techniques are clearly explained, including guidance on how to use socratic methods.
The book also includes a number of useful worksheets as well as guidance on how to assess and formulate problems.

Mrs Ana Paula Wellbrook
Counselling and Psychology, City Lit
December 18, 2021

Sample Materials & Chapters

The ABC of CBT - Chapter 9

Helen Kennerley

Helen Kennerley, D.Phil, is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and founding fellow of the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre (OCTC), where she was for many years Director of the postgraduate courses in Advanced Cognitive Therapy Studies and the MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She is currently the lead for the OCTC / University of Oxford Postgraduate Certificates in Supervision and Training and in Psychological Trauma.  She is also a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with the M.O.D. She has made valuable contributions to the field of cognitive therapy through her popular workshops and her writings. Amongst other publications, she is... More About Author