Cognitive Therapy in Groups / Edition 2

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This second edition of Cognitive Therapy in Groups has been completely rewritten as a 25-session, structured programme of cognitive therapy in five modules. It is designed in an easy-to-present psycho-educational format that is intended for groups, but can also be used with individuals. The programme is sufficiently flexible for clinicians to use and adapt the resources for their own practice, and sufficiently specific to be used verbatim with a wide range of people suffering from emotional and behavioural problems.

The comprehensive coverage includes: identifying and changing counterproductive surface thinking; uncovering deeper level counterproductive thinking; testing and changing thinking, including schema content change; and changing associated counterproductive behaviour. The book also contains OHT masters, worksheets and examples of completed worksheets. Purchase of the book will provide access to web-based supporting resources such as assessment tools, participant handouts and PowerPoint presentations for each session, all ready to download and use.

Cognitive Therapy in Groups, Guidelines and Resources for Practice will be an invaluable resource for psychologists, social workers and mental health practitioners, as well as a useful reference for academics and advanced students who want a structured approach to teaching or learning cognitive therapy.

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"I would recommend the book as a very useful resource for planning a CBT group…" (Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, January 2008)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470024478
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/15/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Free is a lecturer in clinical psychology at Griffi th University, Brisbane, Australia. He trained as a Clinical Psychologist at The University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, qualifying in 1980. He then worked for the Queensland Health Department in a variety of positions in adult psychiatry for 12 years before obtaining his present position in 1993. He obtained his PhD in 1997 for research on the relationship between biological and psychological processes during recovery from depression. He has published a number of research papers on depression. Michael continues to be active in research and maintains a private practice in Ipswich, a regional centre outside Brisbane. He is currently researching his next book, with the working title 'Cognitive Therapy and the Teachings of Jesus', an integration of the authentic teachings of Jesus with cognitive therapy.

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Table of Contents

About the Author     xi
Preface to the Second Edition     xiii
Preliminary Considerations     1
Introduction to the Program     3
The nature of the program     3
The search for effective, efficient and ethical psychotherapy     4
The nature of the therapeutic relationship     7
Overview of the program     8
Theoretical Foundations     11
Background to the theoretical basis for the program     11
A general model of disorders     13
Beck's cognitive model of emotional disorders     13
Ellis' Rational Emotive Therapy     17
McMullin's Cognitive Restructuring Therapy     18
Young's Schema Therapy     20
The English cognitive therapists     21
Conclusion     21
Preparation     23
Rationale behind the manual     23
Acquiring appropriate resources     23
Selecting participants     26
Preparing prospective participants     27
Assessment considerations     29
Understanding the group cognitive therapy manual     30
The role of the therapist in psychoeducational group therapy     32
Choosing a format     33
Treatment Manual     35
Surface Beliefs and Processes     37
Group Basics     39
Thinking and Feeling     45
Logical Errors     53
Appropriate Logic     57
Countering Logical Errors     61
Beneath the Surface: Exploring Your Negative Belief System     67
A Generic Model of Emotional, Behavioural and Personality Disorders     69
Identifying Negative Schema Content Using the Vertical Arrow Method     77
Advanced Vertical Arrows and Subjective Units of Disturbance     83
Making Sense of Beliefs: Categorising Beliefs and Making Cognitive Maps     89
Making Sense of Your Beliefs: Developing a Cognitive Diagnosis     95
Testing Your Beliefs     103
Beliefs Can be Changed and Adversarial Analysis     105
Challenging Your Beliefs: Investigatory Analysis     111
Scientific Analysis     119
Consolidation of Information     131
Changing Your Thinking and Feeling     137
Countering and Adversarial Debate     139
Propositional Perceptual Shift     145
Emotional Shift and Schema Content Shift     149
Schema Rebalancing and Schema Imagery     155
Negative Schema Imagery     161
Strong-Nurturing-Self Imagery, Re-parenting, Letter-Writing     165
Changing Your Counterproductive Behaviour     171
Selecting Behaviour to Change     173
Making a Behaviour Self-Change Plan     181
Problem Solving     191
Cognitive-Behavioural Rehearsal     197
Maintaining Gains     201
Appendices     207
Phone Screening Protocol     209
Intake Protocol     210
Information for Prospective Participants     211
Information for Referring Agents     212
Individual Work Contract     216
Overhead Transparency Templates     217
Worksheets     335
Handouts     363
Resources for Participants     371
References     373
Index     375
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