Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Case Studies
- Mike Thomas - University of Chester, UK
- Mandy Drake - University of Chester, UK
This book uniquely combines CBT with the Department of Health stepped care model to provide the first comprehensive case study-approach textbook. A step-by-step guide to using CBT, the book is structured around case examples of clients who present with the most commonly encountered conditions; from mild depression and GAD to more complex, enduring symptoms and diagnosis like OCD, personality disorder and social phobia.
The 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.
The book also includes learning exercises and clinical hints, as well as extensive reference to further CBT research, resources and reading. It will be invaluable for trainees on Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programs, and anyone studying graduate CBT courses.
'This text is more than a cook book representation of CBT - it shows how some real-world creative work can be done'. - Michael Worrell, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Programme Director CBT Training Programmes, CNWL Foundation Trust and Royal Holloway University of London
The contributors describe therapy experiences with people with problems ranging from depression and specific anxiety problems to personality disorder, and offer reflections on progress, as well as learning exercises and tips for clinical practice.
Great resource for use in skills sessions. Provides more in-depth case studies that we can use across a number of courses.
This book helped my studetns explore real case and debate real solutions.
Excellent case studies for teaching, diverse range of clients and issues.
This is a good book for students to be aware of, when looking at the interventions for working with people with mental health problems.
This is an excellent text book, it gives a step by step guide for lecturers and students alike and is a must for every CBT practitioner.
Great text with well illustrated case examples for a range of different disorders.
As a lecturer I have found it's material useful in case discussions, formulations and role plays for students.
This is a good book. Being a researcher myself in the writings of case studies according to the CBT framework, I find this book essential for my students for they will be able to grasp not only the basics of how to write a CBT case study, but also to comprehend the elements which such research is constituted by
This is an excellent resource. Professor Thomas' in-depth knowledge of CBT enables him to present realistic case-studies. The introductory chapters provide a contemporary view of CBT before we are provided with detailed and varied case histories. I particularly liked the addition of a critique of each case study.