An accessible guide to employing stories and metaphors withincognitive behaviour therapy, which will aid clinicians in providingeffective treatment for their clients
- Provides therapists with a range of metaphors that can beemployed as a tool to enable clients to gain a new perspective ontheir problem, and reinforce their clients’ motivation forchange
- CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) continues to grow inpopularity, and is strongly recommended as an effectiveintervention by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence
- Written in an engaging style that is accessible to bothestablished practitioners and trainees in clinical psychology
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About the Author
Paul Blenkiron is a Consultant Psychiatrist based at Bootham Park Hospital in York, UK, and is an accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. He is also Honorary Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences at Leeds University, and a CBT course facilitator at York University’s Department of Health Sciences. He has authored more than 60 original research and clinical publications in the areas of CBT, depression, self harm and chronic fatigue.
Table of Contents
List of Tables, Figures and Boxes.
About the Author.
Foreword by Chris Williams.
PART ONE: ONCE UPON A TIME: GETTING STARTED.
Chapter 1: What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy?
What Is Psychotherapy?
What Is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy?
CBT: Ten Essential Ingredients.
Ten Common Myths About CBT.
Chapter 2: Stories, Analogies & Metaphors.
Tools for Communication.
Stories from the Wider World.
Story-Telling across the Psychotherapies.
Chapter 3: Using Stories in CBT.
Uses for Stories and Metaphors.
Abuses and Limitations.
The Evidence Base.
Drawing it All Together.
PART TWO: DEVELOPING THE PLOT: STORIES FOR SPECIFICDISORDERS.
Chapter 4: Depression.
Stories and Analogies.
Step 1: Putting it into Words.
Step 2: Accepting Help.
CBT for Depression.
Step 3: Doing More - Activities and Goals.
Three Layers of Thinking.
Step 4: Removing the Critical Voice.
Step 5: Develop a Kinder Self-Talk.
Step 6: Preparing for the Future.
Chapter 5: Anxiety, Panic and Phobias.
What Is Anxiety?
How Do We Learn?
Generalised Anxiety Disorder.
Chapter 6: Obsessions, Compulsions and Post TraumaticStress.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Behaviour Therapy for OCD.
Cognitive Therapy for OCD.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Stories and Analogies for PTSD.
CBT for PTSD.
Exposure Therapy for PTSD.
Cognitive Therapy for PTSD.
Chapter 7: Physical Health.
Medically Unexplained Symptoms.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Adjusting to Serious Illness.
When Illness Threatens Life.
Chapter 8: Personality, Beliefs And Behaviours.
Changing Core Beliefs.
PART THREE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? STORY-TELLING IN THE REALWORLD.
Chapter 9: CBT In Practice.
Practical Tips For Therapists.
Creating Personalised Stories and Analogies.
Schizophrenia and Psychosis.
Teamwork, Training and CBT Supervision.
Chapter 10: The Next Generation.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
CBT for Enduring Problems.
Compassionate Mind Training.
The New You.
The Future of CBT.
Epilogue: The End - An Unfolding Story...
Appendix 1: Sources of Information for this Book.
Appendix 2: Literature Search.
Appendix 3: List of Therapy Conversations.
Appendix 4: List of Stories and Analogies.