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CBT for Beginners 3ed

by Jane Simmons and Rachel Griffiths SAGE Publications Ltd
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This book provides the ideal starting point for trainees and practitioners needing a no-nonsense, clear guide to the basics of CBT. It will equip them with the knowledge and know-how, covering all the main theory and competencies to help them practice CBT effectively and confidently.


Focusing on case formulation, the authors show readers how to build a 'picture' of each client, using their case history to inform interventions. Features such as exercises, case dialogues, summary boxes, and further reading lists help to enhance and cement learning.


This third edition includes updated references, further reading and exercises, and new content on:

· The difficulties and drawbacks of CBT

· The differences between formal CBT and informal CBT

· The therapeutic relationship

· Further discussion of specific formulations

· Compassionate interventions with negative thoughts.


1. What is CBT?
2. Who Benefits from CBT?
3. The CBT Model
4. Levels of Cognitions (Thoughts, Beliefs and Assumptions)
5. Structure of therapy and sessions
6. The therapeutic relationship
7. CBT Assessment
8. CBT Formulation
9. Setting Therapy Goals
10. Coping Strategies
11. Behavioural Interventions
12. Cognitive Interventions: Psycho-education about Thoughts and Beliefs
13. Cognitive Interventions: Identifying Negative Automatic Thoughts (NATs)
14. Cognitive Interventions: Evaluation of Negative Automatic Thoughts or 'Thought Challenging'
15. Cognitive Interventions: Working with Assumptions and Core Beliefs
16. Mindfulness
17. Problem Solving
18. Working with Emotions
19. Motivation for Change
20. Therapeutic Endings
21. Supervision

The latest edition of this book retains the clarity of explanation and width of content required to continue as the best introductory text to CBT available.  The content is accessible and understandable to the novice practitioner and the use of case examples clearly articulate how theory is applied in practice.  This edition updates information on relevant legislation and treatment advances, and is a must for any student commencing a CBT related programme.

Jane Simmons works as a Clinical Psychologist in adult mental health services in South Wales. She has previously worked as a project manager setting up an IAPT service in England. She has worked in the NHS since gaining her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2000 from the Oxford doctoral course of Clinical Psychology and also works in Independent Practice in Bristol.


Rachel Griffiths is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working in South Wales. She has worked in the NHS since gaining her doctorate in clinical Psychology in 2003  . Rachel has worked with adults with mental health problems in inpatient and community settings and currently works in a service for people with chronic pain.