The Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy


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The therapeutic relationship in CBT is often reduced to a cursory description of establishing warmth, genuineness and empathy in order to foster a collaborative relationship. This does not reflect the different approaches needed to establish a therapeutic partnership for the wide range of disorders and settings in which CBT is applied. This book takes a client group and disorder approach with chapters split into four sections:

  • General issues in the therapeutic relationship in CBT
  • Therapeutic relationship issues in specific disorders
  • Working with specific client groups
  • Interpersonal considerations in particular delivery situations

Each chapter outlines key challenges therapists face in a specific context, how to predict and prevent ruptures in the therapeutic alliance and how to work with these ruptures when they occur. With clinical vignettes, dialogue examples and ‘tips for therapists' this book is key reading for CBT therapists at all levels.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526419507
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/29/2018
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 928,441
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr Stirling Moorey is a Consultant Psychiatrist in CBT at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Visiting Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. He was formerly Professional Head of Psychotherapy for Sla M. He has trained in Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Schema Therapy and is also a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy teacher. He has been training mental health professionals in CBT for 30 years, and regularly gives workshops on managing complexity, adversity and interpersonal process in CBT. His research interests are in the application of CBT to cancer and physical illness.

Dr Anna Lavender is a Principal Clinical Psychologist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. She has nineteen years’ experience in CBT treatment and supervision, and is also a qualified Schema Therapist and supervisor. She teaches training psychologists on interpersonal processes in therapy, and has worked extensively with individuals with personality disorders. She is joint UK lead on an international trial of the use of Group Schema Therapy with individual with Borderline Personality Disorder.

Table of Contents

1. The therapeutic relationship - Stirling Moorey & Anna Lavender
2. Alliance Ruptures - Stirling Moorey & Anna Lavender
3. Interpersonal schemas, ‘transference’ and ‘countertransference’ in CBT - Stirling Moorey & Anna Lavender
4. Depression - Stirling Moorey
5. Generalized Anxiety Disorder - Kevin Meares, Susan Harrison & Mark Freeston
6. Panic and Phobias - Richard Stott
7. OCD, BDD and Hoarding - Lisa Williams & David Veale
8. Medically Unexplained Symptoms - David Mc Cormack & Trudie Chadler
9. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Nick Grey & Kerry Young
10. Psychosis - Rebecca Kelly, Annis Cohen & Emmanuelle Peters
11. Eating disorders - Ulrike Schmidt
12. Physical illness and Palliative Care - Stirling Moorey & Kathy Burn
13. Personality Disorders - Anna Lavender & Helen Startup
14. Children and Adolescents - Troy Tranah & Lorna Taylor
15. Older adults - Debbie Walker & Charlotte Gardner
16. Black and Minority Ethnic Groups - Patricia D’Ardenne
17. Group CBT - Graeme Whitfield & Michael Scott
18. Couples - Marion Cuddy
19. Supervision - Stirling Moorey

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