1. Creative Approaches to CBT. 2. Diagnostic Processes. 3. Self-Regulation and Relaxation. 4. Visualisation and Guided Imagery. 5. Social Skills Training and Behavioural Experiments. 6. Cognitive Restructuring and Reframing. 7. Exposure and Desensitisation. 8. Relapse Prevention and Reinforcers.
Creative activities for every stage of the CBT process
Patricia Sherwood is a counsellor and psychotherapist with 25 years' experience in the mental health field. She is based in Boyanup, Western Australia.
Dr Sherwood's innovative text adds holistic, therapeutic depth and
breadth to classical CBT through introducing specific, replicable
and evaluable sequences of steps drawn from the creative art
therapies, incorporating mediums of sand, colour, drama, clay and
play. Client transformations are advanced through working with
these expressive therapeutic materials within a CBT framework. This
excellent book is highly recommended for members of the healing
professions in general and counselling psychologists in particular.
-- Steve Edwards, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of
I enjoyed this book. It is written in a straightforward, readable style, without too much jargon, and the instructions for the exercises are clear and easy to follow. I think it would be useful for any counsellor wanting an easy 'How to...' addition to their library that helps incorporate art activities in their work. -- BACP Children, Young People and Families journal