How to Become a More Effective CBT Therapist Mastering Metacompetence in Clinical Practice

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-06-16
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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How to Become a More Effective CBT Therapist explains and illustrates ways to sensitively adapt evidence-based CBT techniques to address the everyday challenges of real-world clinical work.

  • A major new text in CBT, enabling readers to move from competence to ‘metacompetence’ by adhering to CBT principles while also sensitively adapting to individual client needs
  • Offers insights on the therapeutic relationship and advice for when CBT isn’t working, along with specific material on older people, LTCs, intellectual disability and severe mental illness
  • Features contributions from well-known CBT thought leaders including Willem Kuyken, Roz Shafran, Kate Davidson, Michael Worrell, Helen Kennerley and Stirling Moorey
  • With a Foreword by Professor Tony Roth

Author Biography

Adrian Whittington is Director of Education and Training at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. A Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Adrian is passionate about enabling wider access to evidence-based psychological therapies. Adrian was a director of postgraduate training programmes in CBT before taking up his current role. He works clinically with people with anxiety disorders and depression and teaches on the postgraduate CBT training programme at the University of Sussex.


Nick Grey is Joint Clinical Director and Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. A BABCP-accredited practitioner, supervisor, and trainer, Nick is also Honorary Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry and editor of A Casebook of Cognitive Therapy for Traumatic Stress Reactions (2009).

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