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Low Intensity Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy
A Practitioner's Guide



© 2013 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'An engaging textbook which explores 'low intensity interventions' and modes of delivery whilst placing equal emphasis on the therapeutic value of the relationship between service user and practitioner' - Jane Briddon, APIMH Primary Mental Health Care MSC, University of Manchester

This is a practical and jargon-free introduction to the principles, skills and application of Low Intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (LICBT). Tailored specifically for the low intensity practitioner, it shows you how to deliver the approach to service users presenting with common adult mental health problems such as anxiety or depression, and how to use therapy 'vehicles' like supported self-help.

Beginning at the initial assessment, the book will guide you all the way through the implementation of interventions to the management of endings - with key case examples threading through the book to illustrate each step. Interactive exercises will encourage your self-development, leaving you with a deeper understanding of the approach.

This accessible, evidence-based book is essential reading for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs). It will also be useful for health professionals of all kinds who need a practical guide to applying this cost-effective therapy in clinical settings.

Mark Papworth is consultant clinical psychologist at Newcastle University.

Theresa Marrinan is clinical/academic tutor at Newcastle University.

Brad Martin is a consultant clinical psychologist and cognitive therapist in Wellington, New Zealand.

Dominique Keegan is a clinical psychologist and cognitive therapist, working in the NHS and as a clinical lecturer on the PGDipCBT at Newcastle University.

Anna Chaddock is a clinical psychologist and CBT therapist in Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

 
List of Figures, Tables and Exercises
 
About the Authors
 
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction
 
The Role of the LICBT Practitioner
 
Understanding the Client's Problem
 
The Therapeutic Relationship: Big Deal or No Deal?
 
The LICBT Interview Structure
 
The Assessment and Management of Risk
 
Understanding Depression
 
Treatment of Depression
 
Understanding Anxiety
 
Treating Anxiety
 
Adapting LICBT for Use with Individuals from Minority Groups
 
Employment and Mental Health
 
Supervision
 
Appendix: The use of Case Studies
 
References
 
Index

'An engaging textbook which explores 'low intensity interventions' and modes of delivery whilst placing equal emphasis on the therapeutic value of the relationship between service user and practitioner' -
Jane Briddon, APIMH Primary Mental Health Care MSC, University of Manchester


Overall, this book provides a clear overview not only of best practice in using low intensity CBT but also how to be a good scientist-practitioner, regardless of the therapy modality. Concise and clear in its presentation, it will engage and inform the reader, whether read cover to cover or selectively.

Clare O’Grady
Trainee Clinical Psychologist

This book is a really useful resource I strongly recommend to the students on our Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Programme. It combines up to date theoretical understanding with useful practical guidance for assessment, treatment and supervision.

Mrs Michelle Brook
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, De Montfort University
May 9, 2017

A great book, a must read when training as a low intensity CBT therapist

Miss kirsty saville
School of Psychology, Exeter University
October 25, 2016

This is a core tect for Low intensity CBT practitioners.

Mrs Lowri Ann Dowthwaite
School of Health, University of Central Lancashire
April 8, 2016

This is a core text for PWP students.

Mrs Lowri Ann Dowthwaite
Dept of Allied Health Professions, University of Central Lancashire
April 8, 2016

This is an excellent and comprehensive text book for students studying low intensity CBT interventions and beyond, as they enter routine practice. The book is written in a clear and accessible style and does full justice to practice in this area.

Mr Ken Jackson
Health & Life Sciences, Northumbria University
June 20, 2015

a useful supplement for our psychology with counselling programme

George Sandamas
School of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University
April 17, 2015

A comprehensive overview of low intensity work that is presented in an easy to read format.

Miss laura driesen
Division of Health and Social Care, Surrey University
February 17, 2015

Excellent guide for PWP practitioners we have on placement

Mrs Rebecca Claire Southall
Counselling Training, GB Prohealth Ltd
October 15, 2014

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One: Introduction


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