Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: A Guide for the Practising Clinician
ISBN 10: 1583911057
ISBN 13: 978-1583911051
Although Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has a well elaborated theoretical background and documented standard therapeutic process, new specific theoretical formulations and genuine techniques seem to continually appear. These new treatment developments in CBT constitute the heart of this book.
Leading researchers and clinicians, who are also well established experts in the application of CBT present the extent of their experience, as well as appropriate and state-of-the-art treatment techniques for a variety of specific disorders:
* Management of Major Depression, suicidal behaviour and Bipolar Disorder.
* Treatment of Anxiety Disorders such as Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
* Application of CBT to Eating Disorder and Personality Disorders, especially Borderline Personality Disorder.
* Implementation of CBT with specific populations such as couples and families, children and adolescents.
The book focuses on clinical practice and treatment techniques, but avoids a step-by-step approach.
Instead it encourages flexibility and integrativity in order to help the practicing clinician become more competent and efficient in applying CBT. Well-known contributors reveal a variety of treatment styles, and case examples and treatment transcripts are used to show how theoretical innovations integrate with the practice of CBT.
"Whether relatively new to the field or an experienced CBT clinician, one will find "Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to be an invaluable resource. It is a practical, integrative, and clinician-friendly volume that serves as an excellent guide for learning how to develop client-specific case conceptualizations and treatment plans within the context of the evolving cognitive model."
-Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, February 2003
About the Author
Gregoris Simos is a cognitive behavioural clinician at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is on the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy and an accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist, and is a founding member and current President of the Greek Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies.