Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (100 Key Points)
ISBN 10: 0415743362
ISBN 13: 978-0415743365
In the last three decades cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) has been applied to an ever-increasing number of problems (including anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and eating disorders) and populations (children, adolescents, and older people). NICE recommends CBT as the first line treatment in the NHS for tackling a wide range of psychological disorders.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques is a crisp, concise elaboration of the 100 main features of this very popular and evidence-based approach within the field of psychotherapy. The 100 key points and techniques cover CBT theory as well as practice. Divided into helpful sections, topics covered include:
- Misconceptions about CBT
- Teaching the cognitive model
- Assessment and case conceptualization
- Homework (self-help assignments)
- Ways of detecting and answering NATs
- Behavioural experiments
- Intermediate and core beliefs
- Relapse management
- Third wave CBT
For the second edition of this book, Michael Neenan and Windy Dryden have revised and updated many of the points and several new ones have been added. This neat, usable book is an essential guide for psychotherapists and counsellors, both trainees and qualified, who need to ensure they are entirely familiar with the key features of CBT as part of a general introduction to the current major psychotherapies.
'Neenan and Dryden have written this excellent, concise compendium of 100 key cognitive behavioural therapy concepts, strategies and techniques. This insightful book is suitable for both experienced and trainee therapists. I thoroughly recommend this second edition.' - Professor Stephen Palmer PhD, Founder Director of the Centre for Stress Management, London, UK
From the Back Cover
Helping clients to develop alternative and more constructive viewpoints to tackle their problems lies at the heart of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). This development is facilitated by the quality of the argument- not to be confused with arguing- that therapists present to their clients. Students as well as experienced practitioners frequently complain that they are ?stuck? when confronted with some clients? self-defeating thoughts and beliefs; they lack or cannot think of good and persuasive arguments to put forward at the time.The purpose of this book is to provide therapists with ideas and arguments they can present to and build on in their discussions with clients. This book represents an addition to the therapist's ?argumentarium? in the same way that new techniques are added to the therapist's armamentarium. It will appeal not only to cognitive behavioural practitioners, novice and experienced alike, but also to every therapist who wants to improve their current repertoire of rational arguments to promote client change.
About the Author
Michael Neenan is Associate Director of the Centre for Stress Management and Centre for Coaching, Blackheath, and a BABCP accredited cognitive behavioural therapist. He has written and edited over 20 books.
Windy Dryden is Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London and is an international authority on rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT). He has worked in psychotherapy for more than 30 years and is the author and editor of over 200 books.