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CBT Distinctive Features

About the Series

This exciting new series asks leading practitioners and theorists of the main CBT therapies to write simply and briefly on what constitutes the main features of their particular approach.

Each Distinctive Features book will highlight the thirty main features – practical and theoretical – of its respective approach. The series as a whole will be essential reading for psychotherapists, counsellors, clinical and counselling psychologists of all orientations who wish to learn more about the range of new and developing cognitive-behavioural approaches.

21 Series Titles

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Single-Session Integrated CBT Distinctive features

Single-Session Integrated CBT: Distinctive features

2nd Edition

By Windy Dryden
January 19, 2022

In this book, Windy Dryden takes long-standing research on SSI therapy and transfers it to the field of CBT in a timely and conceptual application. This thoroughly updated new edition offers brand new chapters on single-session thinking. The book questions the common practice of predicating ...

Beck's Cognitive Therapy Distinctive Features 2nd Edition

Beck's Cognitive Therapy: Distinctive Features 2nd Edition

2nd Edition

By Frank Wills
August 31, 2021

Beck's Cognitive Therapy explores the key contributions made by Aaron T. Beck to the development of cognitive behaviour therapy. The book describes the development of the unique model of therapy developed by Professor Aaron. T. Beck and his daughter, Dr. Judith. S. Beck. The first part on theory ...

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy Distinctive Features

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy: Distinctive Features

3rd Edition

By Windy Dryden
February 25, 2021

Rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) encourages the client to focus on their emotional problems in order to understand and change the rigid and extreme attitudes that underpin these problems. Following on from the success of the first and second editions, this accessible guide introduces...

Integrating CBT and Third Wave Therapies Distinctive Features

Integrating CBT and Third Wave Therapies: Distinctive Features

1st Edition

By Fiona Kennedy, David Pearson
October 27, 2020

Integrating CBT and Third Wave Therapies offers a thought-through approach to integrating evidence-based therapies. It provides help for all of us who are developing or have expertise in a variety of evidence-based approaches. The theoretical part of the book briefly reviews four therapies, namely...

Motivational Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Distinctive Features

Motivational Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Distinctive Features

1st Edition

By Cathy Atkinson, Paul Earnshaw
December 26, 2019

This informative and straightforward book explores the emergence of motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), with specific attention given to the increasing focus on the central importance of the therapeutic alliance in improving client outcomes. Comprising 30 ...

Cognitive Behavioural Chairwork Distinctive Features

Cognitive Behavioural Chairwork: Distinctive Features

1st Edition

By Matthew Pugh
August 06, 2019

Cognitive Behavioural Chairwork: Distinctive Features provides a practical, accessible, and concise introduction to both the theory and practice of chairwork, one of the most powerful and exciting methods of intervention in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and is the first book to synthesise ...

Emotional Schema Therapy Distinctive Features

Emotional Schema Therapy: Distinctive Features

1st Edition

By Robert L. Leahy
September 17, 2018

Emotional Schema Therapy: Distinctive Features offers a concise overview to what is distinctive about this new approach to helping clients cope with "difficult" emotions. Written by a researcher with many years of clinical experience, it provides an accessible, bitesize overview. Using the popular ...

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Distinctive Features

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Distinctive Features

2nd Edition

By Rebecca Crane
March 28, 2017

This new edition of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Distinctive Features (MBCT) provides a concise, straightforward overview of MBCT, fully updated to include recent developments. The training process underpinning MBCT is based on mindfulness meditation practice and invites a ...

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Distinctive Features

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Distinctive Features

2nd Edition

By Michaela A. Swales, Heidi L. Heard
November 08, 2016

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a psychotherapeutic approach used to treat individuals with complex psychological disorders, particularly chronically suicidal individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD). The therapy articulates a series of principles that effectively guide ...

Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy Distinctive features

Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy: Distinctive features

1st Edition

By Irismar Reis de Oliveira
May 27, 2016

Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy (TBCT) is a new model of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) that organizes standard cognitive and behavioural techniques in a step-by-step fashion, making CBT more easily mastered by the new therapist, more easily understood by the patients, and simpler to be ...

Cognitive Behavioural Couple Therapy Distinctive Features

Cognitive Behavioural Couple Therapy: Distinctive Features

1st Edition

By Michael Worrell
April 23, 2015

Cognitive Behavioural Couple Therapy (CBCT) is an enhanced and contextually grounded approach that provides evidence-based strategies for working with couple distress, as well as individual psychopathology in the context of a distressed relationship. Cognitive Behavioural Couple Therapy: ...

CBASP as a Distinctive Treatment for Persistent Depressive Disorder Distinctive features

CBASP as a Distinctive Treatment for Persistent Depressive Disorder: Distinctive features

1st Edition

By James P. McCullough, Jr., Elisabeth Schramm, J. Kim Penberthy
December 06, 2014

The Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) is the only psychotherapy model  developed specifically for chronic depression. In the latest addition to the successful Distinctive Features series, the developer of CBASP, James P. McCullough Jr., along with Elisabeth Schramm and ...

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