Corrie and Lane’s ‘First Steps in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy’ outlines the basic concepts, techniques and widening applications of the most empirically validated form of psychotherapy. It is well written and easy to understand. The authors, both highly respected leaders in the field, have produced one the most accessible texts on the subject that I have ever had the pleasure of reading. A valuable resource with wide appeal to anyone interested in learning about CBT from the simply curious to HR practitioners, coaches and students.
Sarah Corrie and David Lane present the first steps in CBT with remarkable and consistent clarity even when dealing with relatively complex topics. In my opinion, this is an excellent introduction to CBT and will be enjoyed by many students and trainees entering this field.
I’ve spent many years as a CBT Practitioner and read many books on the subject and for me this one really stands out. Why? – Because from the very start the authors of First Steps in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy form a relationship with the reader supporting their learning and understanding from beginning to end. This book is skillfully structured, beautifully written, and packed with examples and applications that relate to a wide range of contexts including `everyday living’.
This book is a new departure for Sarah and David. As highly qualified academics, they usually produce books and papers for those familiar with psychological topics. In this excellent book, they seek to help those of us less familiar with CBT to understand the principles on which it is built and the ways it is used effectively in practice.
This is an excellently well-written book, which introduces the history, key scientific and philosophical underpinnings; principles and practice of cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT). The style is thoughtful and engaging. The authors achieve a sound balance of explaining concepts in a way which does not assume prior knowledge, but does not patronise the reader.
Sarah Corrie and David Lane have provided a very timely and easy to understand book about Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT). The book should interest individuals and mental health professionals who seek knowledge regarding the workings of this scientifically developed and most successful therapeutic methodology in our time The book informs comprehensively for those who seek help, direction and suitable professional guidance.
A beautifully written book: clear and easy to understand, and comprehensively covering the key principles and techniques of cognitive behavioural therapy. Fictional case examples bring components of CBT to life and reflective exercises provide opportunities to reflect on how to relate CBT principles to one’s own life. Extremely useful for trainee cognitive behavioural therapists, and anyone interested in understanding what cognitive behavioural therapy is.
Students were able to gain foundation knowledge of CBT
Useful source of reference for students.
This is a good introduction to CBT. The book is beautifully written and comprehensively covers history, principles and techniques of CBT. This book appeals to anyone interested in CBT