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The Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

November 2018 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The therapeutic relationship in CBT is often reduced to a cursory description of establishing warmth, genuineness and empathy in order to foster a collaborative relationship. This does not reflect the different approaches needed to establish a therapeutic partnership for the wide range of disorders and settings in which CBT is applied. This book takes a client group and disorder approach with chapters split into four sections: 
  • General issues in the therapeutic relationship in CBT
  • Therapeutic relationship issues in specific disorders
  • Working with specific client groups
  • Interpersonal considerations in particular delivery situations

Each chapter outlines key challenges therapists face in a specific context, how to predict and prevent ruptures in the therapeutic alliance and how to work with these ruptures when they occur. With clinical vignettes, dialogue examples and ‘tips for therapists' this book is key reading for CBT therapists at all levels.

Stirling Moorey & Anna Lavender
1. The therapeutic relationship
Stirling Moorey & Anna Lavender
2. Alliance Ruptures
Stirling Moorey & Anna Lavender
3. Interpersonal schemas, ‘transference’ and ‘countertransference’ in CBT
Stirling Moorey
4. Depression
Kevin Meares, Susan Harrison & Mark Freeston
5. Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Richard Stott
6. Panic and Phobias
Lisa Williams & David Veale
7. OCD, BDD and Hoarding
David McCormack & Trudie Chadler
8. Medically Unexplained Symptoms
Nick Grey & Kerry Young
9. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Rebecca Kelly, Annis Cohen & Emmanuelle Peters
10. Psychosis
Ulrike Schmidt
11. Eating disorders
Stirling Moorey & Kathy Burn
12. Physical illness and Palliative Care
Anna Lavender & Helen Startup
13. Personality Disorders
Troy Tranah & Lorna Taylor
14. Children and Adolescents
Debbie Walker & Charlotte Gardner
15. Older adults
Patricia D’Ardenne
16. Black and Minority Ethnic Groups
Graeme Whitfield & Michael Scott
17. Group CBT
Marion Cuddy
18. Couples
Stirling Moorey
19. Supervision

This book provides the practitioner with accessible theory-in-practice models which hold the therapeutic relationship as one of key element in the process of change. I would recommend it to both CB Therapists & those thinking of integrating CBT into their practice rationale.

Brian Charlesworth
Psychotherapist, Psychologist & Emeritus Snr Lecturer Leeds Beckett University

There is considerable evidence that the therapeutic relationship contributes significantly to outcomes. This important contribution from leaders in the field of cognitive behaviour therapy articulates how to pay attention to the moment by moment interactions between client and therapist and conceptualise them within CBT terms. It covers all the important domains such as transference, countertransference, projection, and the complexities of empathy. In addition there are a number of specific chapters addressing all specific psychological difficulties. Scholarly, well written, and with insights obviously based on many years of experience this is a must read for all cognitive behaviour therapist and indeed others interested in the therapeutic relationship

Professor Paul Gilbert, PhD, FBPsS, OBE
Centre for Compassion Research and Training

Good book which is helpful in its approach regarding CBT and relationships within CBT

Mrs Jaime Leanne Ross
School of Health Studies, Darlington College
June 10, 2021

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