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Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Skills and Applications 3ed

by Helen Kennerley, Joan Kirk and David Westbrook SAGE Publications Ltd
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An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is the bestselling and definitive guide to the basic theory, skills and applications of cognitive behaviour therapy.


In this eagerly-awaited Third Edition, the authors set out the core concepts and generic skills of CBT, including case formulation; the therapeutic relationship; and cognitive, behavioural and physiological therapeutic strategies.


The new edition has been fully updated to reflect recent developments in CBT theory, and includes more in-depth material on working with diversity. A range of new case studies and learning exercises helps trainees reflect on theory, and explore how it can be used to develop effective practice.


The Companion Website, featuring video role-plays illustrating some of the key strategies described in the book, has been thoroughly updated and expanded, and now includes new videos on:


·         Measuring the effectiveness of CBT


·         Helping patients become their own therapists


·         Physical techniques, including the Benson exercise and controlled breathing


·         Wider applications of CBT, including for eating disorders, substance abuse and self-harm


·         Using supervision in CBT.


This material has been selected from the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre's pioneering online training materials, and book buyers will be able to purchase discounted access to the full versions of these and other OCTC Online training modules.


An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy remains the essential textbook for those coming to CBT for the first time. It is also useful for more experienced therapists wanting to refresh their core skills.


Basic Theory, Development and Current Status of CBT
Distinctive Characteristics of CBT
The Therapeutic Relationship
Assessment and Formulation
Measurement of CBT
Helping Clients Become their Own Therapists
Socratic Method
Cognitive Techniques
Behavioural Experiements
Physical Techniques
The Course of Therapy
Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety Disorders: Specific models and treatment protocols
Wider Applications of CBT
Alternative Methods of Delivery
Developments of CBT
Evaluating CBT Practice
Using Supervision in CBT

This third edition contains all of the conciseness and clarity of the earlier editions, but with greater depth and scope. Any questions about how to use it in practice can be answered by using the demonstration videos and Companion Website. Comprehensive, authoritative, practical and friendly, this remains the essential guide to CBT.

Helen Kennerley - Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre

Joan Kirk - Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre

David Westbrook - Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre