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Brief Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Brief Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Second Edition

January 2018 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This timely new edition describes how to use cognitive behaviour therapy successfully with clients in a brief, time-limited way.After reading this book therapists will be able to provide effective help to clients suffering from a wide range of disorders, including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress, or those who are suicidal.

Following an explanation of brief therapy and the theory behind cognitive behaviour therapy, the authors outline strategies for helping clients overcome unhelpful beliefs and thought patterns though all stages of counselling. Using illustrative case material throughout, the updated book includes:

- extra practical material for the client and therapist to use during the counselling process

- a brand new chapter on brief CBT in groupwork

- expansion of discussion on counselling suicidal clients within a brief CBT framework.

Every trainee psychotherapist should own a copy of this book, and it is important reading for all new health professionals working in the NHS and private practice.

The Cognitive Behaviour Framework
Beginning Stage of Therapy
Middle Stage of Therapy
End Stage of Therapy
Additional Strategies and Techniques
Hyponosis as an Adjunct to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Brief Therapy - Groups
Treatment Protocols

This new edition to the book provides a significant contribution to supporting those in the caring professions to nurture and develop those in need. 

Professor Sir Cary Cooper
University of Manchester and former President of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Highly readable and with a welcome focus on psycho-education, the themes and principles in this gem of a book are as relevant to the coach and the enquiring client as they are to the CBT therapist. 

Mary Watts
Emeritus Professor of Psychology - City, University of London

I really like this book, as will my students. Theory is clearly explained and the practice examples bring the concepts alive beautifully. Very readable.

Ms Sally Riggall
School of Health & Social Care, Lincoln University
May 23, 2019

Sample Materials & Chapters

The Cognitive Behaviour Framework

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