Brilliant Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Brilliant Cognitive Behavioural Therapy : How to use CBT to improve your mind and your life

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Brilliant CBT has been specially written to help give readers the insight, tools and confidence they need to understand and use CBT in their own lives. It offers a cohesive approach to this groundbreaking therapeutic technique that unfolds in a wholly logical, accessible and practical manner whilst enabling the reader to personalize the information and apply it to their own unique situation.

Written by an experienced and highly regarded clinical psychologist, Brilliant CBT has a conversational, accessible and personal tone which includes illustrative exercises, personality-style questionnaires and detailed checklists to provide all the information readers will need in a way they will find most simple and useful to put into practice.

Brilliant CBT is the perfect guide for anybody who wants an effective grounding in the theory and range of practical tips and strategies designed to help them achieve authentic, lasting results when applying CBT to their own lives, or for anybody training to become a CBT practioner who wants an accessible, understandable and thorough introduction to the therapy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 136 x 216 x 18mm | 270g
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0273724908
  • 9780273724902
  • 122,320

Table of contents

About the author

Author's acknowledgements

Publisher's acknowledgements

Chapter 1 So What's So Brilliant About CBT?

Chapter 2 First Principles

Chapter 3 Common Thinking Traps and How to Avoid Them

Chapter 4 Grappling with Negative Thinking

Chapter 5 Using Behaviour to Change Your Mind

Chapter 6 Mapping Out Your Problems

Chapter 7 Beating the Blues

Chapter 8 Conquering Anxiety

Chapter 9 Taming Anger

Chapter 10 Boosting Self-esteem

References and further reading

Useful websites

Appendix 1 Example of Thought Record
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About Stephen Dr. Briers

Before training as a clinical psychologist, Dr Stephen Briers studied at Cambridge University, where he was later employed in child development research at the Winnicott Unit.

Today Stephen works clinically with both children and adults. His various television appearances include four series of the popular BBC parenting programmes Little Angels and Teen Angels and Make Me A Grown-Up for Channel 4. He has also been a regular contributor to the Brain and Behaviour column in The Times Educational Supplement.

He lives and works in Brighton with his wife and two young sons.
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