Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Psychiatric Problems

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Psychiatric Problems : A Practical Guide

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Cognitive behaviour therapy is now established as the leading psychological treatment for many psychiatric conditions. This innovative book gives a guide to practising the therapy with patients suffering from a wide range of emotional disorders. Unlike other handbooks which extensively review research findings, this concentrates on showing the reader how to perform the therapy in practice.
Acknowledged experts in the practice, teaching, and empirical investigation of cognitive behaviour therapy contribute to the book. It provides a summary of the cognitive behavioural principles on which the therapy is based, followed by a detailed account of how to carry out a cognitive-behavioural assessment. Subsequent chapters provide self-contained descriptions of how to use the therapy to treat particular conditions: panic and generalized anxiety, phobic disorders, depression, obsessional
disorders, somatic problems, eating disorders, chronic psychiatric handicaps, marital problems, and sexual dysfunctions. A final chapter provides a description of problem-solving training. Each chapter describes the condition, assessment procedures, factors likely to be important in formulating the
problem, and then the treatment, step-by-step. Particular attention is paid to overcoming difficulties encountered during treatment, and extensive use is made of clinical material and case illustrations. This is an excellent guide to the practice of cognitive behaviour therapy for all those beginning to use the technique.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 25mm | 726g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • figures throughout
  • 0192615874
  • 9780192615879
  • 69,506

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Cognitive behaviour therapy is now established as the leading psychological treatment for many psychiatric conditions, and numerous controlled trials have demonstrated its effectiveness. This innovative book provides detailed guidance on how to practise cognitive behaviour therapy with patients suffering from a wide range of emotional disorders.
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Table of contents

The development and principles of cognitive behavioural treatments; Cognitive behavioural assessment; Anxiety states; Phobic states; Obsessional disorders; Depression; Somatic problems; Eating disorders; Chronic psychiatric handicaps; Marital problems; Sexual dysfunctions; Problem solving; References; Index.

Contributors: Gillian Butler, David M. Clark, Peter Cooper, Christopher Fairburn, Melanie Fennell, Alan E. Fruzzetti, John Hall, Keith Hawton, Neil Jacobsen, Joan Kirk, Paul M. Salkovskis, Karen B. Schmaling.
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A very good addition to the burgeoning literature... will be a standard text on cognitive-behavioural therapy in Britain for some time to come. * British Journal of Medical Psychology * This is an important and timely book ... the standard of writing is very good and I think the book succeeds admirably in its stated aims. It can be recommended fully to individuals and to libraries. * British Journal of Clinical Psychology * The editors have done an excellent editorial job and all the chapters follow a straightforward format, introducing the disorder, discussing formulation, assessment, and treatment, and finishing with a summary of the relevant research evaluating the treatment... it should be useful for any therapists, whether they be psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, or psychiatric nurses, who want to get an idea of what actually goes on in cognitive behavioural treatments.
It should also be recommended reading in training programmes in cognitive behaviour therapy. * British Medical Journal * There are several other books on the market that cover similar topics but this has to be seen as the market leader. It is easy to read, uniformly well written and the most comprehensive of the practical handbooks available. I fully recommend it. * British Medical Journal *
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