What Is Cognitive Behavioural Counselling? PART ONE: A BASIC GUIDE TO COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL COUNSELLING Structure and Outline of the Basic Guide Preparation Stage I - Breaking the Ice: Screening, First Meeting, Establishing a Bond Preparation Stage II - Will This Help? Clarifying Problems, Goals, the Cognitive Approach, Commitment Beginning Stage I - What's the Problem Specifically? Cognitive Assessment of a Specific Example Beginning Stage II - What Are We Aiming for? New Thinking, Feeling and Action Goals Middle Stage I - Getting Realistic: Challenging and Changing Inferences Middle Stage II - Changing Hot Thoughts Middle Stage III - Imagery Rescripting Middle Stage IV - Working through Ending Stage - Coaching the Client to Become His Own Counsellor PART TWO: APPLYING CBC TO EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS Anxiety Depression Anger Shame and Guilt Hurt Envy Concluding Remarks Appendices: Client's Guides and Worksheets for CBC Appendix 1: Preparation Guide Appendix 2: Assessment and Goal Planning Guide Appendix 3: Options for Change Guide
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.
"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 behavioual 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