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The CBT Handbook

The CBT Handbook

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November 2011 | 512 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The CBT Handbook is the most comprehensive text of its kind and an essential resource for trainees and practitioners alike. Comprising 26 accessible chapters from leading experts in the field, the book covers CBT theory, practice and research.

Chapters include:

- CBT Theory

- CBT Skills

- Assessment and Case Formulation in CBT

- The Therapeutic Relationship in CBT

- Values and Ethics in CBT

- Reflective and Self-Evaluative Practice in CBT

- Supervision of CBT Therapists

- Multi-disciplinary working in CBT Practice

This engaging book will prove an indispensible resource for CBT trainees and practitioners.

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

'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

This book is a good academic resource for students and trainee counsellors. With jargon-free and easy to follow explanations, the authors provide a comprehensive overview of contemporary CBT practice. The various chapters bring theory and research to the forefront of CBT practice. Clinical vignettes and case studies illustrate how to put in practice the various skills and key concepts. Important aspects of safe and ethical practice are also highlighted, such as self-care, supervision and reflective practice.

Mrs Ana Paula Wellbrook
Counselling and Psychology, City Lit
September 15, 2022

Excellent book well structured with good figures and case studies to help students to grasp the concepts of CBT brilliant book for CBT I would definitely recommend this for someone studying CBT.

Mr Matthew Hope
Social Science, Newcastle College
December 13, 2018

Perfect overview to CBT model and practice

Dr Melanie Mitchell
Division of Psychology, Northumbria University
September 20, 2016

An excellent and comprehensive guide to CBT theory and practice

Dr Melanie Mitchell
Division of Psychology, Northumbria University
September 20, 2016

Comprehensive account of thepry and technique. Invaluable to the student of counselling and or clinical psychology.

Dr Melanie Mitchell
Division of Psychology, Northumbria University
July 7, 2016

It can get somewhat complicated for the reader.

Dr Ioannis Angelakis
Psychology, Education and Careers, University of South Wales (Glamorgan)
February 9, 2016

This book has been a great resource in formulating the CBT Module. I have put it on the recommended reading list.
The information given covers so much of the broader aspects and technicalities of the subject, whilst still being accessible and readable

Ms Liz Swanson
Early Years Health and Care, South Essex College
September 3, 2015

This is a comprehensive handbook useful for those who are starting to learn about CBT and an equally useful resource for those who have been 'doing it' for a while. Clearly written case studies provide context.

Mr Scott Macpherson
The School of Nursing & Midwifery, Robert Gordon University
May 22, 2015

A great introductory text for trainee CBT therapists. It includes a wide variety of extremely credible contributors and includes guidance on the development of many important skills as well as recommendations in dealing with common difficulties and obstacles in therapy.

Miss Elizabeth Preston
Health, Med Sci & Soc Care (Lancaster), University of Cumbria
November 25, 2015

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 2