Brief Group Counselling: Integrating Individual and Group Cognitive-Behavioural Approaches / Edition 1

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Overview

Counselling and therapy in small groups is manageable, effective, efficient, and an increasingly important part of the repertoire of the busy practitioner. This book is an up-to-date and accessible guide to the principles and practice of working with small groups, using a cognitive-behavioural perspective. The context is work with groups of 5 8 clients in programmes of brief therapy consisting of 10 group sessions supplemented, where necessary, by individual counselling sessions. Therapists and counsellors will welcome this book for its
* Focus on group treatment combined with individual client assessment
* Treatment of four common emotional problems Generalized Anxiety, Panic with Agoraphobia, PTSD, and Depression.
* Detailed examples of programmes in these areas, together with follow-up sessions
* Guidance on the concepts and techniques of cognitive-behavioural counselling, as well as the issues which arise in practice.
* Realistic techniques for auditing the effectiveness of brief therapy and counselling programmes
"This important book opens up new opportunities to apply proven cognitive-behavioural methods in small group settings. The methods described are eminently practical and the authors have taken pains to prepare the individual counsellor for the challenges of group work. It is strongly recommended for counsellors, social workers and clinical psychologists seeking to treat anxiety and depression in a more cost-effective way". Professor Chris Brewin, Royal Holloway University of London This book appears in the Wiley Series in Brief Therapy and Counselling Series Editor: Windy Dryden Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Danielle Einstein, BSc, MPsychol (University of Sydney)
Description: This book is an innovative introduction to group work for psychotherapists.
Purpose: The authors outline the essential steps in a group and individual cognitive behavioral treatment program for clients suffering from generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and depression. Each disorder is discussed separately and the format for a ten-session group program is provided.
Audience: This is a sound, practical guide for clinical psychology interns, private practitioners, and those wishing to further enhance their use of cognitive behavioral techniques. The authors rely on a substantial pool of research supporting the efficacy of cognitive behavioral treatment for individuals suffering from anxiety disorders and depression. Over the past ten years, they have published on aspects of treatment for anxiety and depression in the psychological literature.
Features: The authors emphasize and illustrate the powerful use of metaphors to convey cognitive behavioral concepts in a group setting. This manual provides a sound overall guide for these group programs which may be creatively supplemented by the individual therapist. It is presented in an easy to follow format and describes useful ideas for handling potential difficulties and integrating individual and group contact. It also outlines the "how to" for cognitive behavioral treatment, reviewing the essential areas to cover in the assessment, formulation, diagnosis, and treatment for each disorder. Appropriate assessment tools are suggested for the evaluation of outcome.
Assessment: Few books exist to instruct the new cognitive behavioral therapist on the basic elements of group work. This one contains a concise overview of treatment techniques. It will make a valuable contribution to the training and treatment literature.
Danielle Einstein
This book is an innovative introduction to group work for psychotherapists. The authors outline the essential steps in a group and individual cognitive behavioral treatment program for clients suffering from generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and depression. Each disorder is discussed separately and the format for a ten-session group program is provided. This is a sound, practical guide for clinical psychology interns, private practitioners, and those wishing to further enhance their use of cognitive behavioral techniques. The authors rely on a substantial pool of research supporting the efficacy of cognitive behavioral treatment for individuals suffering from anxiety disorders and depression. Over the past ten years, they have published on aspects of treatment for anxiety and depression in the psychological literature. The authors emphasize and illustrate the powerful use of metaphors to convey cognitive behavioral concepts in a group setting. This manual provides a sound overall guide for these group programs which may be creatively supplemented by the individual therapist. It is presented in an easy to follow format and describes useful ideas for handling potential difficulties and integrating individual and group contact. It also outlines the ""how to"" for cognitive behavioral treatment, reviewing the essential areas to cover in the assessment, formulation, diagnosis, and treatment for each disorder. Appropriate assessment tools are suggested for the evaluation of outcome. Few books exist to instruct the new cognitive behavioral therapist on the basic elements of group work. This one contains a concise overview of treatmenttechniques. It will make a valuable contribution to the training and treatment literature.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

Table of Contents

Introduction: An Overview of Cognitive-Behavioural Counselling.

Beyond Individual Counselling.

Formulating a Model of the Client's Difficulties.

Combining Individual and Group Sessions.

Anxiety Disorders 1: Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Anxiety Diorders 2: Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia.

Anxiety Disorders 3: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Depression.

Group Therapy, Therapists and Further Applications.

Appendices.

References.

Index.

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