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The CBT Handbook


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Editor's Introduction PART ONE: CBT THEORY What Is CBT and What Isn't CBT? - Warren Mansell and John L. Taylor CBT Theory - Peter Trower CBT: Past, Present and Future - Stirling Moorey Common Myths and Misconceptions about CBT - Michael Neenan PART TWO: CBT PRACTICE The Therapeutic Relationship in CBT - Windy Dryden Assessment and Formulation in CBT - Frank Wills CBT Skills - Frank Wills Working with Comorbidity in CBT - Warren Mansell Working with 'Diversity' in CBT - Margot Levinson Levels of Therapist Involvement in CBT - Chris Williams Multidisciplinary Working in CBT Practice - Gillian Waldron and Rob Willson Adapting CBT to a Broad Clientele - Windy Dryden PART THREE: CBT: COMMON CHALLENGES Challenges in the CBT Client-Therapist Relationship - Rhena Branch Challenges with Homework in CBT - Rhena Branch Challenges with Maintenance and Change in CBT - Wendy Wood PART FOUR: CBT: SPECIFIC POPULATIONS AND SETTINGS CBT with Children and Adolescents - Trevor Withers CBT with Older People - Dichelle Wong and Ken Laidlaw CBT with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - John L. Taylor and William R. Lindsay CBT in Health and Social Care Settings - Michael J. Scott CBT in Criminal Justice Settings - Kevin Gourney CBT in Private Practice - Gladeana MacMahon PART FIVE: CBT: PROFESSIONAL ISSUES Ethical Principles for CBT Practitioners - Tim Bond and Windy Dryden Therapist Development and Self-care in CBT - Rhena Branch Supervision of CBT Therapists - Rhena Branch and Windy Dryden Getting the Most from Your CBT Training - Geoff Baxter Reflective and Self-Evaluative Practice in CBT - Beverley Haarhoff and Paul Farrand

About the Author

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.


'This is an essential resource both for students of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and qualified cognitive behavioural therapists.

The book is organised in five parts that (logically) cover theory, practice. common challenges, specific populations, settings and core professional issues. Student CBT practitioners will find the first three sections invaluable. More seasoned practitioners might dip into parts four and five to explore the use of CBT in different settings and with different client groups, from children to private practice to self-care and reflective practice. For practitioners working in other modalities, the book is a well-referenced and substantial introduction.

The handbook is better than similar publications that attempt to provide this comprehensive resource. It is clearly written and jargon-free; the contributors demonstrate considerable knowledge and experience in their respective specialist fields. It was also very refreshing to find chapters on ethics and supervision, which are often left out of books of this kind.

I really enjoyed the book, gained new knowledge of benefit to my own practice, and would recommend it as a first point of reference for practitioners on CBT theory and its many applications' - Therapy Today

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