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Cognitive Behavioural Counselling in Action


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Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Counselling A BASIC GUIDE TO COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL COUNSELLING Structure and Outline of the Basic Guide Preparation Stage I - Breaking the Ice: Screening, First Meeting, Establishing a Bond Preparation Stage II - Will this Help? Clarifying Problems, Goals, the Cognitive Approach, Commitment Beginning Stage I - What's the Problem Specifically? Cognitive Assessment of a Specific Example Beginning Stage II - What Are We Aiming For? New Thinking, Feeling and Action Goals Middle Stage I - Getting Realistic: Challenging and Changing Inferences Middle Stage II - Changing Hot Thoughts Middle Stage III - Imagery Rescripting Middle Stage IV - Working Through Middle Stage V - Dealing with Pitfalls in CBC Counselling Ending Stage - Coaching the Client To Become His Own Counsellor APPLYING CBC TO EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS Anxiety Depression Anger Guilt Shame Hurt Envy Jealousy From Theory to Practice and Further Development APPENDICES: CLIENT'S GUIDES AND WORKSHEETS FOR CBC Appendix 1: Preparation Guide Appendix 2: Assessment and Goal Planning Guide Appendix 3: Options for Change Guide

About the Author

Peter Trower is honorary Professor of Clinical Psychology and Associate Director and Founder of the Centre for REBT at the University of Birmingham. Jason Jones is a Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist in the NHS and Course Director at the Centre for REBT at the University of Birmingham. 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.


A gem of a book that emphasises integrative thinking within counselling and cognitive behaviour therapy, and draws together the therapeutic relationship, therapy processes, and strategies for working with common client issues. Michael Townend, Reader in CBT, University of Derby. -- Michael Townend
Any student or practitioner who purchases this book will be delighted with the content, especially the breadth and depth of guidance and case studies. Paul McCarthy, Lecturer in Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University. -- Paul McCarthy

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