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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: A Very Short Introduction

Freda McManus

April 2022

ISBN: 9780198755272

160 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99

CBT is a form of psychological therapy with a range of approaches that share a common underpinning model of the importance of cognition and behaviour in alleviating psychological distress. This book gives an overview of what CBT is, what it does, when it can be used, and the ways in which the field can adapt to meet future challenges.

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CBT is a form of psychological therapy with a range of approaches that share a common underpinning model of the importance of cognition and behaviour in alleviating psychological distress. This book gives an overview of what CBT is, what it does, when it can be used, and the ways in which the field can adapt to meet future challenges.

  • Offers a clear overview of what Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is, where it came from, and how it is used
  • Outlines the main methods of CBT and how they might be applied to a situation
  • Describes areas that CBT has been applied to such as common mental health problems, trauma, and health related behaviours
  • Discusses likely future challenges for the continued development and application of CBT
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Freda McManus, Course Accreditation Manager, British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

<b>Freda McManus</b> is an accredited CBT therapist, and Consultant Clinical Psychologist. She has been a Course Director and Clinical Research Fellow for the University of Oxford, and currently manages the course accreditation process for the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapists. McManus has worked clinically for 20 years and has a range of experience in developing and evaluating CBT interventions, as well as in training healthcare professionals to deliver such interventions. She works internationally as a trainer, supervisor, and consultant for CBT training programmes and research projects. Her books include Psychology: A Very Short Introduction (second edition, 2014), co-authored with Gillian Butler.

Table of Contents

    1:The behavioural origins of CBT.
    2:Putting the 'C' into CBT
    3:The theory behind CBT
    4:The style and structure of CBT
    5:CBT methods
    6:Applications of CBT
    7:Future directions and challenges
    Further Reading
    Index

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