This best-selling, practical, evidence-based guide to the cognitive behavioural approach takes you step-by-step through the process of counselling, from initial contact with the client to termination and follow up. The book follows a skills-based format based around the Bordin and Dryden model of bonds, goals, tasks and views, with expanded case material to further illustrate links between theory and practice. This third edition includes new content on: the working alliance - what it is and why it is so important; challenges and pitfalls in the counselling process; when to challenge and when not to challenge clients beliefs; and emotional problems such as shame, guilt and jealousy as well as anxiety, depression and anger. Drawing on their own extensive experience and contemporary research, the authors provide a concise overview of the cognitive behavioural approach, with new material on emotional problems rarely covered in practitioner guides, a strong emphasis on the therapeutic alliance, and updated bibliographic references throughout.
Windy Dryden is one of the leading practitioners and trainers in the UK in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy. He is best known for his work in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT), a leading CBT approach. He has been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975 and was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in CBT. He has published over 200 books and has trained therapists all over the world, in as diverse places as the UK, the USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel. He is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Counselling A BASIC GUIDE TO COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL COUNSELLING Structure and Outline of the Basic Guide Preparation Stage I - Breaking the Ice: Screening, First Meeting, Establishing a Bond Preparation Stage II - Will this Help? Clarifying Problems, Goals, the Cognitive Approach, Commitment Beginning Stage I - What's the Problem Specifically? Cognitive Assessment of a Specific Example Beginning Stage II - What Are We Aiming For? New Thinking, Feeling and Action Goals Middle Stage I - Getting Realistic: Challenging and Changing Inferences Middle Stage II - Changing Hot Thoughts Middle Stage III - Imagery Rescripting Middle Stage IV - Working Through Middle Stage V - Dealing with Pitfalls in CBC Counselling Ending Stage - Coaching the Client To Become His Own Counsellor APPLYING CBC TO EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS Anxiety Depression Anger Guilt Shame Hurt Envy Jealousy From Theory to Practice and Further Development APPENDICES: CLIENT'S GUIDES AND WORKSHEETS FOR CBC Appendix 1: Preparation Guide Appendix 2: Assessment and Goal Planning Guide Appendix 3: Options for Change Guide