Research shows that cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for common mental health disorders of mild to moderate severity. Simply Effective Cognitive Behaviour Therapy guides the therapist in treating clients effectively in a simple, structured, time-limited way, as well as indicating where additional treatment or referral is required, thus widening access to CBT.
In this book, Michael J. Scott provides a practical and concise guide for therapists using CBT with a range of disorders including:
panic disorder and agoraphobia
post-traumatic stress disorder
generalised anxiety disorder
obsessive compulsive disorder
Simply Effective CBT is illustrated throughout with transcripts of sessions which serve as models for putting theory into practice. It provides the therapist with sufficient understanding of the cognitive theory of a disorder, enabling them to tailor the protocols provided to the needs of the individual. The appendices include a CBT Pocketbook - to guide treatment and assessment for each disorder - making it essential reading for all professionals using CBT.
Michael J. Scott is a practising Consultant Psychologist working in Liverpool and author of six books on CBT. He taught CBT for 15 years at the University of Manchester and is also External Examiner for the MSc in Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies at the University of Chester.
Simple CBT - Strengths and Limitations. Getting Started - Diagnosis and Beyond. The First Interview. Depression. Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Social Phobia. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Putting It All Together. Appendices.