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Cognitive Therapy in a Nutshell

Cognitive Therapy in a Nutshell

Second Edition

November 2010 | 128 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in a Nutshell - Second Edition is a concise introduction to one of the most widely-practised approaches to counselling and psychotherapy.

Leading authors, Michael Neenan and Windy Dryden, explain the model and the core techniques used during the therapeutic process to:

- elicit and examine negative automatic thoughts

- uncover and explore underlying assumptions, rules and core beliefs (schemas); and

- maintain gains from therapy.

For newcomers to the subject, this revised and updated edition of Cognitive Therapy in a Nutshell provides the ideal place to start and a springboard to further study.

The Components of Counselling in a Nutshell
Counselling as a Process

'Windy Dryden offers a down-to-earth introduction to the theory and practice of counselling which will serve to aid and inspire trainees' -
Professor Brian Thorne, co-founder of The Norwich Centre and Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of East Anglia

This book was both detailed and accessible. A useful and informative introduction to the subject.

Mrs Della Austin
School of Education and Community, Glyndwr University
May 28, 2016

A nicely prepared synopsis of CBT. Great supplemental reading.

Dr Graham Alexander du Plessis
Department of Psychology, Rand Afrikaans University
August 27, 2015

Prefer the Frank Wills book

Mrs Rebecca Southall
Counselling Training, GB Prohealth Ltd
February 13, 2013

A really good book which does exactly what it says on the tin!!!

Miss Caroline Gilchrist
Access, Wolverhampton City College
September 29, 2011

A very good concise summary of the Cogntive approach, but I really want this 'nutshell' type of book to cover a more generic Cognitive (and) Behavioural Approach i.e. "CBT in a Nutshell".

Dr Neil MacFarlane
Counselling Studies, Eastleigh College
September 21, 2011

This is a well written book that explains many issues. However, the title 'in a nutshell' and size of this book suggests that it is a basic introductiob to the subject - it is not.

Mr Tony Barlow
Nursing, Birmingham City University
August 30, 2011

Recommended to students

Mr Sivan Koran
Psychology, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
April 27, 2011

This book is currently recommended to my 3rd and 4th year undergraduate psychiatric nursing students. They use it in the context of understanding how the concepts of CBT may be used in the creation, maintenence and termination of the therapeutic relationship with clients. .

Mr Tommy Healy
Please select your department, Please select your institution
April 7, 2011

An ideal text for our introductory courses in CBT. We like the format and style: short, consise without dumbing down.

Louise Young
Schl of Education & Life Long Learning, University of East Anglia
March 14, 2011

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: An Overview of Cognitive Therapy

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