Oxford Guide to Surviving as a CBT Therapist

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-07-15
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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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. TheOxford Guide to Surviving CBT Practiceis 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.

Table of Contents

1. Common problems in therapy, David Westbrook, Martina Mueller, Helen Kennerley, and Freda McManus
2. Using CBT with diverse patients: Working with South Asian Muslim, Farooq Naeem, Peter Phiri, Shanaya Rathod, and David Kingdon
3. Looking after yourself, Helen Kennerley, Martin Mueller, and Melanie Fennell
4. Ethics, Tony Hope
5. Patient perspectives on receiving CBT written by patients, Martina Mueller
6. Low-intensity CBT, Dave Richards
7. Brief CBT in GP surgeries and community settings, Louise Hankinson and Rebecca Mitchell
8. CBT in groups, Joanne Ryder
9. Systemic aspects of CBT, Claudia Koch, Anne Stewart, and Alisa Stuart
10. Doing CBT through others, Harriet Montgomery, Alison Croft, and Ann Hackmann
11. Working in multidisciplinary teams, Alison Croft and Helen Close
12. CBT with inpatients in mental health settings, Patsy Holly, Nicky Boughton and Jill Roberts
13. Physical health settings, Diana Sanders, Christiana Surawy, Daniel Zahl and Heather Salt
14. Going at it alone, Joan Kirk
15. Developing and progressing as a CBT therapist, Freda McManus, Kate Rosen, and Helen Jenkins
16. Becoming a supervisor, Helen Kennerley and Sue Clohessy
17. Training skills, Melanie Fennell
18. Research and evaluation, David Westbrook
19. Service development, June Dent
20. When therapists have problems: What can CBT do for us?, Diana Sanders and James Bennet-Levy

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