This book provides the ideal starting point for trainees and practitioners needing a no-nonsense, clear guide to the basics of CBT. It will equip them with the knowledge and know-how, covering all the main theory and competencies to help them practice CBT effectively and confidently.
Focusing on case formulation, the authors show readers how to build a 'picture' of each client, using their case history to inform interventions. Features such as exercises, case dialogues, summary boxes, and further reading lists help to enhance and cement learning.
This third edition includes updated references, further reading and exercises, and new content on:
* The difficulties and drawbacks of CBT
* The differences between formal CBT and informal CBT
* The therapeutic relationship
* Further discussion of specific formulations
* Compassionate interventions with negative thoughts.
The latest edition of this book retains the clarity of explanation and width of content required to continue as the best introductory text to CBT available. The content is accessible and understandable to the novice practitioner and the use of case examples clearly articulate how theory is applied in practice. This edition updates information on relevant legislation and treatment advances, and is a must for any student commencing a CBT related programme. -- Mark Gillespie CBT for Beginners explains how to deliver CBT to young people and adults in a simple and easy to understand manner. It is an excellent resource for students, beginning psychologists and health professionals. -- Vivienne Lewis, Assistant Professor Easily accessible by students, and bringing professional therapists up to date with full and detailed practical guidance, Jane Simmons and Rachel Griffiths present both an introduction and the current state of the art application of CBT. In their third edition, the authors have achieved the very difficult aim of making a practitioner guide to the most effective evidence-based approaches a pleasure to read. -- Dr David A Holmes
Jane Simmons works as a Clinical Psychologist in adult mental health services in South Wales. She has previously worked as a project manager setting up an IAPT service in England. She has worked in the NHS since gaining her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2000 from the Oxford doctoral course of Clinical Psychology and also works in Independent Practice in Bristol. Rachel Griffiths is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working in South Wales. She has worked in the NHS since gaining her doctorate in clinical Psychology in 2003 . Rachel has worked with adults with mental health problems in inpatient and community settings and currently works in a service for people with chronic pain.
PART ONE: CBT - WHAT IS IT?1. What is CBT?2. Who Benefits from CBT?3. The CBT Model4. Levels of Cognitions (Thoughts, Beliefs and Assumptions)5. Structure of therapy and sessions6. The therapeutic relationshipPART TWO: CBT - HOW DO YOU DO IT?7. CBT Assessment8. CBT Formulation9. Setting Therapy Goals10. Coping Strategies11. Behavioural Interventions12. Cognitive Interventions: Psycho-education about Thoughts and Beliefs13. Cognitive Interventions: Identifying Negative Automatic Thoughts (NATs)14. Cognitive Interventions: Evaluation of Negative Automatic Thoughts or `Thought Challenging'15. Cognitive Interventions: Working with Assumptions and Core BeliefsPART THREE: AND THE REST...16. Mindfulness17. Problem Solving18. Working with Emotions19. Motivation for Change20. Therapeutic Endings21. Supervision