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Cognitive Behavioural Interventions for Mental Health Practitioners

Cognitive Behavioural Interventions for Mental Health Practitioners

June 2010 | 136 pages | Learning Matters
In line with current government policy and related recommendations, and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, mental health students will be increasingly required to either engage in, or be appropriately familiar with, the principles of cognitive behavioural interventions.

This book guides the reader through the fundamental principles of the approach in its various mental health application contexts, enabling them to gain the confidence to engage in the supervised, safe and evidence-based application of these principles. It will be a useful guide for mental health students who are experiencing their 'novice' exposure to practice situations during their diploma or degree course.

A brief history of cognitive behavioural therapy
Unmet need: Policy and related recommendations
Client preparation and assessment
Helping anxious people
Helping people who are low in mood
Helping people who hear voices and have false beliefs
Helping people with Borderline Personality Disorder

I adopted this text for the list as a supplemental item as it was relevant to some of their assessed work if they decided to utilise it, but not essential.

A good basic guide to CBT, but perhaps less relevant to social workers in their initial training. More relevant for qualified social workers in the field.

Mr Alan Marshall
Faculty of Education and Society, Sunderland University
November 26, 2015

An easy read book which covers the basic elements of CBT. Case studies, examples of completed formulations/five areas and examples of interventions are helpful for the reader.

Mrs Tracey Rogers
Faculty of Health, University of Central Lancashire
February 13, 2015

A good approach to applying CBT principles in a mental health setting. Good chapter summaries, reflection points and activities throughout.

Mrs Jade Mullen
Counselling and Psychotherapy, PCI College
February 11, 2015

great tool for planning new module in mental health

Miss Fay Armstrong
Health and Enterprise, Newcastle College
June 17, 2013

Included in reading list for therapeutic skills modules with pre registration students and the key approach used in the local Trust. Book provides a clear and basic text about CBT, covering most of the important areas at a basic and understandable leve.

Ms Jennifer Rooks
Nursing (Harold Wood), London South Bank University
November 13, 2012

I really like the user-friendly layout of this book, and have already recommended it to an MSc student on placement.
I will be using it with a group of BScs on their Preparing for Social Work module where we are doing a session on CBT approaches in social work.

Ms Emma Inch
School of Applied Social Science, Brighton University
March 13, 2012

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ISBN: 9781844452101