Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Mental Health Care

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Mental Health Care

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Mental Health Care by Alec Grant, Jem Mills, Ronan Mulhern, Nigel Short

'As a lifelong disseminator of CBT I can not remember such a transformational book. I read it like a novel, cover to cover in 24 hours' - Amanda Cole, Consultant Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

'This book is unique in presenting cognitive behaviour therapy in an accessible, contextualised way for mental health practitioners working in the NHS today. The authors have a great deal of experience of practising and teaching CBT and this richness is revealed in the many case examples throughout the text' - Stirling Moorey, Head of Psychotherapy South London and Maudsley Trust

'This is a wonderful text - fresh, contemporary and practical, as well as subtly subversive! It manages to convey the essence of cognitive therapy in a clear, easy-to-read manner, while drawing the reader to re-consider some of the more questionable assumptions of mainstream approaches' - James Bennett-Levy, Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre

'At last, a text book about cognitive approaches to mental health that can be understood without the use of a dictionary or a scientific calculator. This book manages to bring to life both the theory of technique and the reality of practice. It is a "must have" book for anyone working in mental health'- Ron Coleman, Author, Trainer and Consultant, Fife, Scotland

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is becoming increasingly central to evidence-based mental health care and to the professional development of many mental health workers. Written to meet the needs of those acquiring knowledge and skills in this area, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Mental Health Care outlines the core principles involved in:

} building the therapeutic alliance

} case formulation

} and assessment and

} interventions

The authors emphasize the collaborative nature of CBT and its effectiveness in helping clients achieve both short-term goals, as well as more adaptive ways of thinking about themselves, others and the world over the longer term. Chapters cover the use of CBT in different settings and address a range of problems from personality disorders, depression and anxiety to the psychological problems associated with physical illness.

With case examples woven throughout, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Mental Health Care is an ideal text for use in training and a useful source of reference for qualified practitioners working in a variety of mental health settings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761941422
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.52(h) x (d)

About the Author

Alec Grant, PhD is now an independent scholar, having retired from his position as Reader in Narrative Mental Health in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton in May 2017. He qualified as a mental health nurse in the mind-1970s and went on to study psychology, social science and psychotherapy. He is widely published in the fields of ethnography, autoethnography, narrative inquiry, clinical supervision, cognitive behavioural psychotherapy, and communication and interpersonal skills. His current and developing narrative inquiry work draws on poststructural, new materialist and posthuman scholarship.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to the Cognitive Behavioural Approach and Why It Is Needed - Alec Grant et al
The Therapeutic Alliance and Case Formulation - Alec Grant et al
Key Skills of Assessment - Ronan Mulhern et al
Cognitive Behavioural Interventions - Jem Mills et al
Understanding Techniques in the Context of Theory
Establishing Cognitive Behavioural Work Cultures - Alec Grant et al
Working with People Who Hear Voices and Have Strange Beliefs - Jem Mills et al
Working with People Who Have Complex Emotional and Relationship Difficulties - Jem Mills et al
(Borderlines or People?)
Working with People Who Have a Dual Diagnosis - Dave Jones and Ronan Mulhern
Working with People Who Are Violent in Mental Health Settings and in Relationships - Ian Dyer and Ronan Mulhern
Working with People in Forensic Settings - Paul Rogers and Joe Curran
Working with People in Assertive Outreach - Jem Mills et al
Working with People Who Have Psychological Problems Because of Physical Illnesses - Neil Kitchiner and Nigel Short
Working with People Who Are Depressed - Ronan Mulhern et al
Working with People Who Are Anxious - Nigel Short et al
A Critique of Evidence-Based Mental Health and Its Relationship with Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy - Alec Grant et al
Organizational Factors Impacting on Cognitive Behavioural Practice - Alec Grant et al

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