In line with current government policy and related recommendations, and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, mental health students will be increasingly required to either engage in, or be appropriately familiar with, the principles of cognitive behavioural interventions.
This book guides the reader through the fundamental principles of the approach in its various mental health application contexts, enabling them to gain the confidence to engage in the supervised, safe and evidence-based application of these principles. It will be a useful guide for mental health students who are experiencing their 'novice' exposure to practice situations during their diploma or degree course.
Dr Alec Grant is Reader in Narrative Mental Health in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton. He qualified as a mental health nurse in the mid-1970s and went on to study psychology, social science and psychotherapy. He is widely published in the fields of ethnography, autoethnography, narrative inquiry, clinical supervision, cognitive behavioural psychotherapy, and communication and interpersonal skills. His current and developing scholarly interests coalesce broadly in the area of narrative research, and postmodern and poststructural developments in qualitative inquiry, in mental health and other healthcare areas.
Introduction A brief history of cognitive behavioural therapy Unmet need: Policy and related recommendations Client preparation and assessment Helping anxious people Helping people who are low in mood Helping people who hear voices and have false beliefs Helping people with Borderline Personality Disorder Conclusion