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This best-selling, eminently practical, evidence-based guide to the cognitive behavioural approach to counselling has now been substantially revised and updated to reflect current theoretical and practical developments in the CBT field. The second edition contains an expanded step-by-step guide to the process of counselling, from initial contact with the client to termination. The guide follows a skills-based format and new case studies illustrate the theory into practice. 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.
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Table of Contents

What Is Cognitive Behavioural Counselling?PART ONE: A 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 throughEnding Stage - Coaching the Client to Become His Own CounsellorPART TWO: APPLYING CBC TO EMOTIONAL PROBLEMSAnxietyDepressionAngerShame and GuiltHurtEnvyConcluding RemarksAppendices: Client's Guides and Worksheets for CBCAppendix 1: Preparation GuideAppendix 2: Assessment and Goal Planning GuideAppendix 3: Options for Change Guide

About the Author

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

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