This step-by-step guide to the core skills and techniques of the cognitive behaviour approach is suitable for those with little or no prior experience in CBT. The author uses case examples from a variety of settings to illustrate the skills needed at each stage of the therapeutic process, and brings the therapeutic relationship to the foreground to show you how to build and maintain a successful working alliance with your clients.
This second edition includes new content on:
- the historical foundations of CBT
- common presenting issues, such as depression and anxiety
- third wave CBT
- insights from other approaches, relevant to trainees in other modalities with an interest in CBT
Accompanied by a new companion website (https://study.sagepub.com/wills), which includes additional case studies, template forms, PowerPoint presentations for each chapter, and a wealth of material for further reading, this is an essential text for anyone wishing to hone their therapeutic skills in CBT.
Frank Wills is an Independent Cognitive Psychotherapist based in Bristol and also a tutor at the University of South Wales. He is co-author of Cognitive Therapy, Second Edition (SAGE, 2005) and Counselling for Anxiety Problems, Second Edition (SAGE, 2002).
Introduction Practising CBT Skills within their Knowledge Base Skills for Assessing, Formulating and Starting CBT Skills for Developing the Relationship in CBT Skills for Working with Negative Thinking Skills for Working on Changing Behaviour Skills for Working with Emotions Skills for Working with Enduring Life Patterns Maintaining and Developing CBT Skills Appendix 1 Resources for CBT Measures Appendix 2 Other Cognitive Methods using Cost Benefit Analysis and Pie Charts