This best-selling, practical, evidence-based guide to the cognitive behavioural approach takes you step-by-step through the process of counselling, from initial contact with the client to termination and follow up. The book follows a skills-based format based around the Bordin and Dryden model of bonds, goals, tasks and views, with expanded case material to further illustrate links between theory and practice.
This third edition includes new content on:
· the working alliance – what it is and why it is so important
· challenges and pitfalls in the counselling process
· when to challenge and when not to challenge clients beliefs
· emotional problems such as shame, guilt and jealousy as well as anxiety, depression and anger.
Drawing on their own extensive experience and contemporary research, the authors provide a concise overview of the cognitive behavioural approach, with new material on emotional problems rarely covered in practitioner guides, a strong emphasis on the therapeutic alliance, and updated bibliographic references throughout.
Praise for the Previous Edition:
"An elegant and informative guide to the practice of cognitive behavioural counselling … recommended for all CBT practitioners." - Mick Power, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Edinburgh
"A deserved best-seller for over 20 years. Peter Trower and colleagues have completely revised and updated the book in light of the enormous scientific achievements of CBT in this time. This brilliant book is essential reading for all cognitive behavioural practitioners." - Max Birchwood, Professor of Youth Mental Health, University of Birmingham
?"An absolutely wonderful book on cognitive behavioural counselling. It includes not only the basic information but also recent conceptual advances in the field. Truly, I cannot recommend this book highly enough!" - E. Thomas Dowd, International Editor, Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy
About the Author
Jason Jones is a Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist in the NHS and Course Director at the Centre for REBT at the University of Birmingham.
Windy Dryden is one of the leading practitioners and trainers in the UK in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy. He is best known for his work in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT), a leading CBT approach. He has been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975 and was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in CBT.
He has published over 200 books and has trained therapists all over the world, in as diverse places as the UK, the USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel.
He is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Table of ContentsIntroduction to Cognitive Behavioural CounsellingA BASIC GUIDE TO COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL COUNSELLINGStructure and Outline of the Basic GuidePreparation Stage I – Breaking the Ice: Screening, First Meeting, Establishing a BondPreparation Stage II – Will this Help? Clarifying Problems, Goals, the Cognitive Approach, CommitmentBeginning Stage I – What’s the Problem Specifically? Cognitive Assessment of a Specific ExampleBeginning Stage II – What Are We Aiming For? New Thinking, Feeling and Action GoalsMiddle Stage I – Getting Realistic: Challenging and Changing InferencesMiddle Stage II – Changing Hot ThoughtsMiddle Stage III – Imagery RescriptingMiddle Stage IV – Working ThroughMiddle Stage V – Dealing with Pitfalls in CBC CounsellingEnding Stage – Coaching the Client To Become His Own CounsellorAPPLYING CBC TO EMOTIONAL PROBLEMSAnxietyDepressionAngerGuiltShameHurtEnvyJealousyFrom Theory to Practice and Further DevelopmentAPPENDICES: CLIENT’S GUIDES AND WORKSHEETS FOR CBCAppendix 1: Preparation GuideAppendix 2: Assessment and Goal Planning GuideAppendix 3: Options for Change Guide