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Developing Cognitive-Behavioural Counselling

Developing Cognitive-Behavioural Counselling

October 1995 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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`[This book has] many useful insights for other therapists... make a copy of the competency checklist: if we all scored highly and consistently, there would be no need for talk of "national registration" ' - The Therapist

In this volume the authors develop the cognitive-behavioural counselling approach by offering newer conceptualizations of many common client problems. It is suggested that effective interventions will often need to take account of early maladaptive interpretations of situations and of the presence of personality disorders.

The specifics of tackling problems as diverse as surviving in a family with a personality disordered member and post-traumatic stress disorder are elaborated, and recent developments in the counselling of clients with anxiety and depression are also incorporated. Hitherto neglected issues such as the use of groups and the assessment of counsellor competence are also highlighted.

Beyond the Basics
Anxiety Disorders
Common Problems
Quality Control

`The book achieves its aims with respect to helping counsellors to think how their work can be refined with a cognitive-behavioural approach. It is a useful guide to clinical psychologists in training and other mental health professionals' - Behaviour Research and Therapy

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