Expanding the therapist's toolkit, this book provides creative activities and exercises for every stage of the cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) process, from initial diagnosis through to relapse prevention.
The exercises are an integrated part of the CBT work and assist in the process of acquiring the required skills and behavioural outcomes. Drawing on creative techniques such as clay therapy and guided imagery, each chapter focuses on a different stage or element of the CBT process and provides creative exercises to enhance the work, with clear step-by-step instructions and case examples.
Patricia Sherwood is a counsellor and psychotherapist with 25 years' experience in the mental health field. She is based in Boyanup, Western Australia.
1. Creative Approaches to CBT. 2. Diagnostic Processes. 3. Self-Regulation and Relaxation. 4. Visualisation and Guided Imagery. 5. Social Skills Training and Behavioural Experiments. 6. Cognitive Restructuring and Reframing. 7. Exposure and Desensitisation. 8. Relapse Prevention and Reinforcers.