An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Skills and Applications (3rd edition)

Author(s): Helen Kennerley, Joan Kirk and David Westbrook

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

This bestselling guide to the basic theory, skills and applications of cognitive behaviored therapy is fully updated to reflect recent developments in CBT theory. It includes in-depth material on working with diversity, and new case studies and exercises to help you reflect and explore how theory can be used to develop effective practice.


The Companion Website features over 40 videos illustrating the CBT skills and strategies discussed in the book, including: measuring CBT's effectiveness; socratic method and applications; physical techniques and behavioural experiments; applications of CBT to specific client disorders and using supervision in CBT.

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'Want to learn to practice CBT with an expert CBT therapist at your side? Then, immerse yourself in the third edition of Kennerley et al's An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, the most complete and up to date introductory CBT text available. Each chapter offers clear guidance for management of common clinical dilemmas. Video links demonstrate skills and help therapists really understand CBT as a living, breathing therapy. Even experienced therapists can benefit. This book offers a comprehensive and sophisticated view of CBT in practice.' -- Dr Christine A. Padesky

'There are many books that give us the basics of CBT. This one gives us the basics and beyond - what to do, when to do it, how to do it, and why we need to do it. Its mix of case material, techniques and illustrations (including truly enlightening videos of therapy in practice) make the book hard to put down. Whatever the disorder, whatever the age group, whatever the complexity - this book will help you to improve your practice. Consider it mandatory reading for any trainee, supervisor or clinician who takes patient care seriously.' -- Professor Glenn Waller

'An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Skills and Applications has been a core text for learners, novice and experienced practitioners, and CBT educators alike since its first edition in 2007. All reputable CBT training programmes have this text on their essential reading lists. The third edition with its comprehensive new features such as the inclusion of videos, new case studies, additional exercises, and a focus on the cultural context of CBT will make what is already a great book indispensable.' -- Pamela Myles University of Reading

'This book is not just an introduction to CBT; it is the introduction to CBT. The depth of the authors' expertise as therapists, supervisors and trainers shines through and their knowledge is shared in an accessible way. The new edition includes several contemporary themes and also provides a companion website with video links. Quite simply, new students of CBT should start here.' -- Dr Stephen Barton

'This third edition contains all of the conciseness and clarity of the earlier editions, but with greater depth and scope. Any questions about how to use it in practice can be answered by using the demonstration videos and Companion Website. Comprehensive, authoritative, practical and friendly, this remains the essential guide to CBT.' -- Dave Roberts

Helen Kennerley is a founder member of the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, where she is the co-director of the Diploma / MSc in Advanced Cognitive Therapy Studies. She also has the lead role in the OCTC clinic. She is an experienced clinician now specialising in childhood trauma, dissociative disorders, and self-injurious behaviours.


David Westbrook is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, a founder member of Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, and currently its Director. He has a background in psychiatric nursing before his clinical psychology training.

Basic Theory, Development and Current Status of CBT Distinctive Characteristics of CBT The Therapeutic Relationship Assessment and Formulation Measurement of CBT Helping Clients Become their Own Therapists Socratic Methods Cognitive Techniques Behavioural Experiments Physical Techniques The Course of Therapy Depression Anxiety Disorders Anxiety Disorders: Specific Models and Treatment Protocols Wider Applications of CBT Alternative Methods of Delivery Developments in CBT Evaluating CBT Practice Using Supervision in CBT

General Fields

  • : 9781473962583
  • : SAGE Publications Ltd
  • : SAGE Publications Ltd
  • : November 2016
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Helen Kennerley, Joan Kirk and David Westbrook
  • : Paperback
  • : 3rd Revised edition
  • : 616.891425
  • : 512