Cognitive behavioural therapy : a very short introduction / Freda McManus.

McManus, Freda [Browse]
[Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2022.
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Very short introductions. [More in this series]
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: A Very Short Introduction focuses on cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). It outlines the range of therapies that share a model of cognition and behaviour that are central in understanding and resolving psychological distress. It also provides an overview of what CBT is, how it developed, and what it is used for. The processes of assessment and formulation are outlined before looking at the main techniques used in CBT protocols for common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. This VSI discusses recent developments in CBT such as third wave approaches before looking at potential future challenges and areas of development for CBT, such as dissemination of CBT protocols and applying CBT to new problems of patient groups. It examines the fundamental idea behind CBT, in which thoughts or other mental events and behaviours influence the way one feels and vice versa.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • 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.
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