Practicing Positive CBT: From Reducing Distress to Building Success

Practicing Positive CBT: From Reducing Distress to Building Success

by Fredrike Bannink
     
 

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Recent decades have witnessed a surge in the development of competency-based, collaborative approaches to working with clients. Practicing Positive CBT: From Reducing Distress to Building Success reveals how traditional CBT can become Positive CBT, with a shift in the focus of therapy from what is wrong with clients to what is right with them, and from

Overview

Recent decades have witnessed a surge in the development of competency-based, collaborative approaches to working with clients. Practicing Positive CBT: From Reducing Distress to Building Success reveals how traditional CBT can become Positive CBT, with a shift in the focus of therapy from what is wrong with clients to what is right with them, and from what is not working to what is. Drawing on insights and techniques from both Positive Psychology and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, internationally renowned expert Fredrike Bannink first reveals how Positive CBT combines the best elements of change-based and meaning-based psychotherapeutic approaches to offer a new perspective on traditional CBT. Bannink then shows how the transition from traditional CBT to Positive CBT represents an important shift from problem analysis to goal analysis, from a focus on deficits and the learning of new behaviors to one that builds on resources and competences the client already possesses, and from reducing distress to building success.

Combining theory and applications with a wide range of stories, practical exercises and case studies, Practicing Positive CBT offers groundbreaking insights on new approaches for the improvement of the psychological well-being of clients and therapists.

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“It was a refreshing read and highlighted the need for clinicians to regularly review their approach and push for positive psychological wellbeing for their clients and themselves beyond distress reducction.”  (Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy, 1 June 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781119952695
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/09/2012
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,041,903
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Fredrike Bannink is a clinical psychologist and Master of Dispute Resolution based in Amsterdam. She is an internationally recognized cognitive behavioral therapist and trainer, and co-founder and Chair of the Solution-Focused CBT Section of the Dutch Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy. 

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