The Client's Guide to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: How to Live a Healthy, Happy Life...No Matter What!
ISBN 10: 059538076X
ISBN 13: 978-0595380763
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a very instructional approach to therapy. CBT gives the client the skills and confidence they need to continue doing well in their therapy program.For those participating in CBT, The Client's Guide to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is an invaluable resource. Author Aldo R. Pucci guides you step-by-step through the therapy process, reinforcing what the cognitive-behavioral therapist teaches during therapy sessions.Written in an easy-to-understand style, this comprehensive guide includes information on the following topics:Identifying and overcoming factors that affect progress in therapySetting and achieving goalsThe actual cause of emotional distress and behavioral problemsIdentifying and refuting problem thoughtsCommon mental mistakes that cause emotional distress and behavioral problemsDeveloping new, healthy thoughts and behaviorsPracticing new, healthy thoughts and behaviors so that they become automaticObtaining long-term results.Although The Client's Guide to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is designed for people receiving counseling, it is also helpful for those seeking a self-help approach to their personal problems and concerns.
About the Author
Aldo R. Pucci, MA, DCBT is the founder and president of the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists and the president of the Rational Living Therapy Institute. He is a licensed professional counselor, a board-certified clinical hypnotherapist, and a diplomat in cognitive-behavioral therapy. He has taught the theory and practice of cognitive-behavioral therapy to thousands of mental health professionals throughout the United States.