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A Strength-Based CBT Approach to Recovery

From Trapped to Liberated Self, 1st Edition

By Daniel F. K. Wong, Rose W. M. Yu, Viola Y. C. Chan

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168 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

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Description

This is the first practice-oriented book to provide professionals with a clear and practical guide in delivering strength-based recovery-oriented CBT intervention. Essentially, strength-based CBT moves away from a deficit and rehabilitation model and offers a person with mental illness a sense of renewed hope and meaning of life. With plenty of case illustrations, the book integrates the recovery model and cognitive-behaviour approaches and provides readers with a theoretical understanding of the recovery process and how various cognitive-behaviour strategies can be skilfully applied to different stages of the recovery process. It is written for professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists and nurses in the mental health fields. Step-by-step illustrations of the use of the various cognitive behavioural strategies and worksheets are provided throughout the book.

Reviews

‘It was a real pleasure to read Dr. Daniel Wong’s newest book, titled Strength-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Mental Health Recovery – From Trapped-Self to Liberated-Self. Professor Wong is a master of his subject. A graduate of The Beck Institute and a Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy,, Dr. Wong is credentialed as a practicing social worker and licensed psychologist. This book brings a comprehensive and international understanding to the complexities of cognitive behavior therapy and combines this with the best of strength-based approaches to psychotherapy. This volume is a empirically-based treatment manual which lays out a sophisticated methodology solidly based on intervention research conducted by the author and others. Having already written 17 books and treatment manuals, this newest contribution by Dr. Wong to the research-supported treatment literature is a compendium of practical and effective approaches to the assessment and treatment of clients with a wide array of mental health problems and difficulties in everyday living. I cannot commend this book highly enough to psychotherapists wishing to learn about a genuinely effective approach to treatment.’ - Bruce A. Thyer, Distinguished Research Professor, College of Social Work, Florida State University, USA

‘The key to successful application of strength-based cognitive-behaviour therapy on mental health recovery hinges on how well professionals such as social workers, counsellors, and other health care professionals are equipped with relevant theoretical knowledge and competence using the requisite intervention tools and skills, as well as are practicing in an environment that facilitates a recovery-oriented approach to care. Professor Daniel Wong from the University of Hong Kong, his team and agency colleagues from Hong Kong Baptist Oi Kwan Social Services have ingeniously integrated the recovery concept, strengths perspective, and cognitive-behavioural therapy in developing a practice model which infuses autonomy, hope, meaning, purpose, and social connectedness in the lives of people with mental illness. Using a metaphor “from trapped self to liberated self,” this book is a consolidation of Profession Wong and his team’s practice wisdom and insights on this innovative approach on mental health recovery. The case illustrations give a detailed, comprehensive and easy-to-understand analysis of the different phases and techniques involved in the process of recovery. This book is exceedingly readable, yet inspiring; and will be an invaluable resource for the helping professionals.’ - Yin-Ling Irene Wong, Associate Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Global Studies at the School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania, USA

‘This book draws on recent work done on the application of a person's strengths to psychotherapy. It will not only appeal to CBT therapists, but also to those wishing to explore the relevance of CBT to coaching’ - Windy Dryden, Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies, Goldsmiths University of London, UK

Table of Contents

Preface

Ch1. Conceptual Foundations of Strength-Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Mental Health Recovery

Ch2. Two Stories on Strength-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Mental Health Recovery

Ch3. Phase I: Instilling hope and motivation to change

Ch4. Phase II: Identifying needs

Ch5. Phase III: Formulating and developing goals

Ch6. Phase IV: Exploring internal strengths and external resources

Ch7. Phase V: Setting up tasks, strategies and plans in achieving the goals

Ch8. Phase VI: Identifying individual or environmental barriers to achieving goals

Ch9. Phase VII: Engaging in continuous review and feedback

Ch10. Application and Reflection

Ch11. Outcomes of Strength-Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for People Recovering from Mental Illness

Appendix

Worksheet 01. Situational Self-Analysis Exercise

Worksheet 02. Life Goal Formulation Chart

Worksheet 03. Life Review Exercise

Worksheet 04. Activity Ruler

Worksheet 05. The 5-Strategies

Worksheet 06. Costs and Benefits Analysis

Worksheet 07. Old Me / New Me

Index 

About the Authors

Daniel Wong Fu Keung is a social work academic and a clinical psychologist. His research team have been actively conducting research in mental health practice and he is a pioneer in indigenizing the application of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Chinese people with depression, anxiety problems, chronic illnesses, gambling problems, drug addictions among the Chinese. Regarding mental health issues, Professor Wong and his team have conducted numerous studies on mental health literacy of Chinese people in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Australia, and on Mental Health First Aid for Chinese people in Hong Kong and Australia. He has written over 100 academic papers and 15 books and professional manuals. Prof. Wong and his colleagues have established the Institute of Cognitive Therapy in Hong Kong and Centre for Holistic Health in Melbourne, Australia to provide training for mental health professionals and promote better mental health among Chinese populations. His research Interest includes CBT, evidence-based practice in mental health, mental health promotion, mental health literacy and mental health issues among migrants. Professor Wong has received numerous awards such as The Fulbright Fellowship, University of Hong Kong and Faculty of Social Sciences Outstanding Teaching Awards, Universitas 21 Fellowship and Fellow of Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

Rose Yu Wai Man is a registered social worker with over ten years’ of experience in the mental health field in Hong Kong, Canada and China. She has been working with Professor Wong in preparing training materials and the writing up of a book on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

Viola Chan Yuk Ching is a social worker who has been working in mental health service for over 30 years. She has much experience in providing clinical counseling, therapeutic groups, supervising and training frontline social workers in various mental health service settings. Her main interest is application of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) on treating different mental illnesses including depression, anxiety & psychosis.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
PSY045070
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)