• innovative treatment for specific presentations
• treatment comparisons
• research informing clinical practice.
Essential reading for clinicians wishing to update their awareness and skills from quality clinical research, this book seamlessly combines a strong theoretical basis with practical applicability for the experienced clinician. Students will also benefit greatly from learning about the latest advances.
Leading authors, Michael Neenan and Windy Dryden, explain the model and the core techniques used during the therapeutic process to:
- elicit and examine negative automatic thoughts
- uncover and explore underlying assumptions, rules and core beliefs (schemas); and
- maintain gains from therapy.
For newcomers to the subject, this revised and updated edition of Cognitive Therapy in a Nutshell provides the ideal place to start and a springboard to further study.
This distinctive practical format is ideal in showing how to put the principles of CBT and stepped care into effect. As well as echoing postgraduate level training, it provides an insight into the experiences the trainee will encounter in real-world practice. Each chapter addresses a specific client condition and covers initial referral, presentation and assessment, case formulation, treatment interventions, evaluation of CBT strategies and discharge planning. Specific presenting problems covered include:
- First onset and chronic Depression
- Social Phobia
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Chronic Bulimia Nervosa and Anorexia nervosa
- Alcohol Addiction
- Personality Disorder
The book also includes practical learning exercises for the reader and clinical hints, as well as extensive reference to further CBT research, resources and reading. This timely text will be invaluable for trainees on Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programmes, and anyone studying on postgraduate CBT courses.
Acknowledging that people are more complex than just the presenting disorder, the authors consider questions around:
o Good practice in assessment and case formulation
o The challenge of diagnosis
o Key client issues, such as guilt and shame, perfectionism, and inability to tolerate storing feeling
o The therapeutic relationship
o Organisational factors.
This succinct and accessible guide throws a lifebelt to any CBT trainee or therapist struggling under the realities of today's psychotherapy and counselling practice, particularly within NHS settings.
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Mental health professionals, see also the authors' related intervention manual, Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism, as well as the Early Start Denver Model Curriculum Checklist for Young Children with Autism (sold in sets of 15).
In the U.S., more than 10% of children are diagnosed with psychiatric disorders, while countless others remain undiagnosed. Defining what is "normal" and what is not is of great concern to anyone who works with, guides, nurtures, teaches, or parents children.
With new discoveries in mental disorders that affect children, Child Psychology & Development For Dummies provides an informational guide to cognitive development at every stage of a child's life, as well as how to diagnose, treat, and overcome the cognitive barriers that impede learning and development.How to identify and treat mental disorders Covers behavior disorders, autism, attention deficit disorder, reading disabilities, bipolar disorder, and more Guidance on helping a child control impulses, develop self esteem, and have good relationships
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