Salkovskis, Foreword. Lam, A Personal Experience. Part I: Societal Perspective: Stigma, Prejudice and Discrimination. Mental Illness Stigma. Biological and Genetic Explanations of 'Mental Illness'. Prejudice, Discrimination and 'Mental Illness'. Part II: Therapist's Perspective: A Therapeutic Framework. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Theory of Emotional Upset. Components in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. A Shared Responsibility Approach in the Change Process. Dealing with Negative Thoughts. Dealing with Unhelpful Behaviour. Homework Assignments. Drug Treatments. Part III: Client's Perspective: Self-prejudice and Personal Issues. Approval and Approval-seeking Behaviour. Perfectionism and Competitiveness. Healthy and Unhealthy Negative Emotions. Fear of Failure and Procrastination. Self-criticism. Setback and Relapse. Part IV: Client's Perspective: Self-prejudice and Interpersonal Difficulties. Others' Criticism. Good and Bad Communication. Developing Effective Communication Skills. Part V: Therapeutic Approach Skills and Techniques. Assessment Skills. Disputing Approach and Techniques. Part VI: Taking Control: New Models for Helping Change. Control and Choice in Mental Health. An Illustration of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Approach to Panic Disorder: A Case Example.
Kingston University and St George's Medical School, UK
"This book is the first to consider the practicalities of helping people to change using CBT from the perspective of stigma, self stigma and labelling." -" Paul Salkovskis, From the Foreword