As a lifelong disseminator of CBT I can not remember such a
transformational book. I read it like a novel, cover to cover in 24
hours' - "Amanda Cole, Consultant Cognitive Behavioural
This book is unique in presenting cognitive behaviour therapy in
an accessible, contextualised way for mental health practitioners
working in the NHS today. The authors have a great deal of
experience of practising and teaching CBT and this richness is
revealed in the many case examples throughout the text - "Stirling
Moorey, Head of Psychotherapy South London and Maudsley Trust
This is a wonderful text - fresh, contemporary and practical, as
well as subtly subversive It manages to convey the essence of
cognitive therapy in a clear, easy-to-read manner, while drawing
the reader to re-consider some of the more questionable assumptions
of mainstream approaches - "James Bennett-Levy, Oxford Cognitive
At last, a text book about cognitive approaches to mental health
that can be understood without the use of a dictionary or a
scientific calculator. This book manages to bring to life both the
theory of technique and the reality of practice. It is a "must
have" book for anyone working in mental health - "Ron Coleman,
Author, Trainer and Consultant, Fife, Scotland
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is becoming increasingly
central to evidence-based mental health care and to the
professional development of many mental health workers. Written to
meet the needs of those acquiring knowledge and skills in this
area, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Mental Health Care outlines
the core principles involved in: "
} building the therapeutic alliance
} case formulation
} and assessment and
The authors emphasize the collaborative nature of CBT and its
effectiveness in helping clients achieve both short-term goals, as
well as more adaptive ways of thinking about themselves, others and
the world over the longer term. Chapters cover the use of CBT in
different settings and address a range of problems from personality
disorders, depression and anxiety to the psychological problems
associated with physical illness.
With case examples woven throughout, Cognitive Behavioural
Therapy in Mental Health Care is an ideal text for use in training
and a useful source of reference for qualified practitioners
working in a variety of mental health settings. "
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