ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Thousands of new CBT therapists are due to be trained over the coming years. This is the first and only survival guide to help them adjust to life as a therapist after training, and to dealing with real problems faced by real people
- Written by authors with the benefit of vast experience both in training others and practising CBT, resulting in a book that is authoritative, yet offering the kind of down-to-earth and practical advice they know that people need when they qualify
- Offers valuable advice across a range of areas, making the guide indispensable for all newly trained CBT therapists
For the newly trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, there are a wealth of challenges and difficulties faced, as they try and apply their new found skills in the outside world. These might include the stresses of working in isolation, and finding it difficult to widen their scope or bounce ideas of other CBT therapists; or the need for practical advice on setting up group therapy; the possible conflicts betweens ethical practice and theory; how to retain ones integrity as a therapist, while maintaing a viable business practice; dealing with diverse communities, or becoming a supervisor.
The Oxford Guide to Surviving CBT Practice is the one-stop resource for the newly trained therapist. It offers practical guidance on a range of issues and challenges faced by the therapist. Written by people with vast experience of training and practising CBT, it draws on real life situations to help the reader hone and develop their skills, adjust to life as a therapist, and maintain a successful and satisfying career whilst helping others.
With thousands of new CBT therapists being trained over the coming years, this book will be a constant companion for all those starting life as a therapist, one they will want to have to hand at all times.
Readership: Cognitive behavioural therapists - both newly trained and those more experienced
Martina Mueller, Consultant Clinical Psychologist Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre and Psychological Services, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK., Helen Kennerley, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre & Psychological Services, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK., Freda McManus, Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, & Course Director, Oxford Diploma in Cognitive Therapy, Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK., and David Westbrook, Director of Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK.
"...these 20 chapters came as a godsend, providing usable strategies across
a swathe of possible demanding scenarios...I am already planting the seeds of
ideas gleaned from just short of 500 pages to ensure that I am a better CBT
therapist than I might have been." - Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1: David Westbrook, Martina Mueller, Helen Kennerley, and Freda McManus: Common
problems in therapy
2: Farooq Naeem, Peter Phiri, Shanaya Rathod, and David Kingdon: Using CBT with diverse patients: Working with South Asian Muslim
3: Helen Kennerley, Martin Mueller, and Melanie Fennell: Looking after yourself
4: Tony Hope: Ethics
5: Martina Mueller: Patient perspectives on receiving CBT written by patients
6: Dave Richards: Low-intensity CBT
7: Louise Hankinson and Rebecca Mitchell: Brief CBT in GP surgeries and community settings
8: Joanne Ryder: CBT in groups
9: Claudia Koch, Anne Stewart, and Alisa Stuart: Systemic aspects of CBT
10: Harriet Montgomery, Alison Croft, and Ann Hackmann: Doing CBT through others
11: Alison Croft and Helen Close: Working in multidisciplinary teams
12: Patsy Holly, Nicky Boughton and Jill Roberts: CBT with inpatients in mental health settings
13: Diana Sanders, Christiana Surawy, Daniel Zahl and Heather Salt: Physical health settings
14: Joan Kirk: Going at it alone
15: Freda McManus, Kate Rosen, and Helen Jenkins: Developing and progressing as a CBT therapist
16: Helen Kennerley and Sue Clohessy: Becoming a supervisor
17: Melanie Fennell: Training skills
18: David Westbrook: Research and evaluation
19: June Dent: Service development
20: Diana Sanders and James Bennet-Levy: When therapists have problems: What can CBT do for us?