The CBT Handbook
- Windy Dryden - Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
- Rhena Branch - Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
The CBT Handbook is the most comprehensive text of its kind and an essential resource for trainees and practitioners alike. Comprising 26 accessible chapters from leading experts in the field, the book covers CBT theory, skills, practice and research. It provides a much-needed guide to professional issues and the most common practice challenges and dilemmas. It also describes the particular skills required for different practice settings and client groups.
- CBT Theory
- CBT Skills
- Assessment and Case Formulation in CBT
- The Therapeutic Relationship in CBT
- Values and Ethics in CBT
- Reflective and Self-Evaluative Practice in CBT
- Supervision of CBT Therapists
- Multi-disciplinary working in CBT Practice
Using case studies and points for reflection, this engaging book will prove an indispensible resource for CBT trainees and practitioners.
'This is an essential resource both for students of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and qualified cognitive behavioural therapists.
The book is organised in five parts that (logically) cover theory, practice. common challenges, specific populations, settings and core professional issues. Student CBT practitioners will find the first three sections invaluable. More seasoned practitioners might dip into parts four and five to explore the use of CBT in different settings and with different client groups, from children to private practice to self-care and reflective practice. For practitioners working in other modalities, the book is a well-referenced and substantial introduction.
The handbook is better than similar publications that attempt to provide this comprehensive resource. It is clearly written and jargon-free; the contributors demonstrate considerable knowledge and experience in their respective specialist fields. It was also very refreshing to find chapters on ethics and supervision, which are often left out of books of this kind.
I really enjoyed the book, gained new knowledge of benefit to my own practice, and would recommend it as a first point of reference for practitioners on CBT theory and its many applications' - Therapy Today
This book is a good academic resource for students and trainee counsellors. With jargon-free and easy to follow explanations, the authors provide a comprehensive overview of contemporary CBT practice. The various chapters bring theory and research to the forefront of CBT practice. Clinical vignettes and case studies illustrate how to put in practice the various skills and key concepts. Important aspects of safe and ethical practice are also highlighted, such as self-care, supervision and reflective practice.
Excellent book well structured with good figures and case studies to help students to grasp the concepts of CBT brilliant book for CBT I would definitely recommend this for someone studying CBT.
Perfect overview to CBT model and practice
An excellent and comprehensive guide to CBT theory and practice
Comprehensive account of thepry and technique. Invaluable to the student of counselling and or clinical psychology.
It can get somewhat complicated for the reader.
This book has been a great resource in formulating the CBT Module. I have put it on the recommended reading list.
The information given covers so much of the broader aspects and technicalities of the subject, whilst still being accessible and readable
This is a comprehensive handbook useful for those who are starting to learn about CBT and an equally useful resource for those who have been 'doing it' for a while. Clearly written case studies provide context.
A great introductory text for trainee CBT therapists. It includes a wide variety of extremely credible contributors and includes guidance on the development of many important skills as well as recommendations in dealing with common difficulties and obstacles in therapy.