1st Edition

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Mental Health Workers A Beginner's Guide

By Philip Kinsella, Anne Garland Copyright 2008
    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    Can Cognitive behavioural therapy revolutionise your practice?

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an effective and frequently used psychological treatment. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Mental Health Workers offers the reader a good overview of CBT, allowing them to develop an understanding of the patient’s problems, utilise the approach effectively, prepare for supervision, and integrate CBT skills into everyday practice.

    This clear, comprehensive introduction written by experienced clinicians, describes how to use CBT within the busy clinical environment. Subjects covered include:

    • the therapeutic relationship in CBT
    • treating anxiety disorders and depression
    • developing further CBT skills
    • utilising CBT in different mental health settings
    • recent developments in practice.

    This straightforward guide will be essential for all mental health workers who are new to CBT, including nurses, occupational therapists, and counsellors as well as anyone training in mental health professions.

    What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. CBT Style, Structure and Materials. Making Sense of the Patient’s Problems. The Therapeutic Relationship in CBT. Assessment. Identifying and Modifying Thoughts Using Cognitive and Behavioural Methods. How to Modify Rules for Living. Treating Anxiety Disorders Effectively. Treating Acute Depression Effectively Using Cognitive and Behavioural Methods. Other CBT Models and Approaches. Integrating CBT Skills into Generic Mental Health Roles. Developing Further CBT Skills.


    Philip Kinsella is a principle cognitive behavioural therapist specialising in adult mental health and general hospital liaison work. He has extensive experience in supervising and training mental health workers who are beginning to learn CBT. He is the author of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Routledge 2007)

    Anne Garland is a nurse consultant in psychological therapies in Nottingham. She is recognised nationally for her expertise in the training and delivery of cognitive therapy in primary care, community teams, inpatient units and specialist psychotherapy services. She has published widely in the CBT field.

    "An excellent book which is clearly grounded in the science and practical application of CBT. This book which uses a thoughtful range of exercises will enable Mental Health Professionals to utilise evidence based approaches into routine clinical practice." Karina Lovell

    "Warm, compassionate, structured, yet flexible, CBT for Mental Health Workers provides a comprehensive overview of the key CBT interventions. This book together with clinical supervision provides all the key information and skills you need to build a firm foundation for introducing CBT into your clinical practice." - Dr. Chris Williams