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By making negative interpretations, and using certain behavioural patterns, it is possible a client will reinforce distorted thoughts. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy helps clients understand the impact of their emotions and thoughts on their feelings.

CP journal  Our featured book

Our feature book

The Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 

 

Each chapter outlines key challenges therapists face in a specific context, how to predict and prevent ruptures in the therapeutic alliance and how to work with these ruptures when they occur. With clinical vignettes, dialogue examples and ‘tips for therapists' this book is key reading for CBT therapists at all levels. 

"This book provides the practitioner with accessible theory-in-practice models which hold the therapeutic relationship as one of the key elements in the process of change. I would recommend it to both CB Therapists & those thinking of integrating CBT into their practice rationale." 

- Brian Charlesworth, Psychotherapist, Psychologist & Emeritus Snr Lecturer Leeds Beckett University 

"Scholarly, well written, and with insights obviously based on many years of experience this is a must read for all cognitive behaviour therapists and indeed others interested in the therapeutic relationship."

- Professor Paul Gilbert, PhD, FBPsS, OBE

 

CP megaphone  Recommended reading 

 

The counselling and psychotherapy hub is full of useful links, book chapters, interactive videos and more. Here are a few books to add to your collection of resources:

 

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CBT for Depression: An Integrated Approach

Rooted in evidence-based practice, this book introduces an approach to CBT for depression that integrates cognitive-behavioural models and therapies. It draws on components of first, second and third-wave CBT to help readers tailor therapy to the needs of individual clients. 

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 Low Intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: A Practitioner’s Guide

Low Intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: A Practitioner's Guide 

A practical and step-by-step guide to the basics of CBT updated to include new content on the difficulties and drawbacks of CBT; the differences between formal CBT and informal CBT; the therapeutic relationship; further discussion of specific formulations and compassionate interventions with negative thoughts.

"This practitioners' guide is a key text for psychological wellbeing practitioners whether in training or qualified. As a trainer, this book is a 'go to' resource. The update is excellent."

- Pam Myles-Hooton, Director of Clinical Studies, Charlie Waller Institute, University of Reading 

 

 

 

 

CBT for Beginners

CBT for Beginners 

A practical and step-by-step guide to the basics of CBT updated to include new content on the difficulties and drawbacks of CBT; the differences between formal CBT and informal CBT; the therapeutic relationship; further discussion of specific formulations and compassionate interventions with negative thoughts.

 

Let’s start at the beginning. What is CBT?