Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/25/2010
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Written by two CBT therapists, this bestselling guide helps readers apply the principles of CBT in their everyday lives--allowing them to spot errors in their thinking; tackle toxic thoughts; refocus and retrain awareness; and become free of fear, depression, anger, and obsessions.

Author Biography

Rhena Branch and Rob Willson are CBT therapists who work in private practice in North London. They both teach and supervise the MSc CBT course at Goldsmiths, having previously worked at The Priory clinic in London. They are the co-authors of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook For Dummies and Boosting Self-Esteem For Dummies.

Table of Contents


Part I: Introducing CBT Basics.

Chapter 1: You Feel the Way You Think.

Chapter 2: Spotting Errors in Your Thinking.

Chapter 3: Tackling Toxic Thoughts.

Chapter 4: Behaving like a Scientist: Designing and Conducting Behavioural Experiments.

Chapter 5: Pay Attention! Refocusing and Retraining Your Awareness.

Part II: Charting the Course: Defining Problems and Setting Goals.

Chapter 6: Exploring Emotions.

Chapter 7: Identifying Solutions That Cause You Problems.

Chapter 8: Setting Your Sights on Goals.

Part III: Putting CBT Into Action.

Chapter 9: Standing Up to Anxiety and Facing Fear.

Chapter 10: Abolishing Addictions.

Chapter 11: Beating Body Image Blues.

Chapter 12: Deconstructing and Demolishing Depression.

Chapter 13: Overcoming Obsessions.

Chapter 14: Overcoming Low Self-esteem and Accepting Yourself.

Chapter 15: Cooling Down Your Anger.

Part IV: Looking Backwards and Moving Forwards.

Chapter 16: Taking a Fresh Look at Your Past.

Chapter 17: Moving New Beliefs from Your Head to Your Heart.

Chapter 18: Heading for a Healthier and Happier Life.

Chapter 19: Overcoming Obstacles to Progress.

Chapter 20: Psychological Gardening: Maintaining Your CBT Gains.

Chapter 21: Working with the Professionals.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Healthy Attitudes for Living.

Chapter 23: Ten Self-Esteem Boosters That Don’t Work.

Chapter 24: Ten Ways to Lighten Up.

Chapter 25: Ten Books to Add to Your Library.

Appendix A: Resources.

Appendix B: Forms.


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