Cognitive Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques is a crisp, concise elaboration of the 100 main features of the most popular and best validated approach within the field of cognitive behaviour therapy. The 100 key points cover cognitive therapy theory and practice, and examine misconceptions about this approach. Divided into helpful sections, topics covered include assessment, homework, ways of detecting NATS, uncovering core beliefs and relapse prevention.
This neat, usable book is an essential guide for psychotherapists and counsellors, both in training and in practice, who need to ensure they are entirely familiar with the key features of cognitive behavioural therapy.
Table of Contents
Preface. CT Theory. Misconceptions About CT. Getting Started. Ways of Detecting NATS. Examining and Responding to NATS. Homework. Ways of Identifying Underlying Assumptions and Rules. Revising Assumptions and Rules. Uncovering Core Beliefs. Developing and Strengthening New/Existing Core Beliefs. Resistance. Towards Termination and Beyond. Cognitive Therapy: Is it Just for Clients? Appendices.
Michael Neenan is Associate Director of the Centre for Stress Management, London.
Windy Dryden is Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths College, London.
"With sections like 'Practicing what you preach' it would be an unwise step for any practicioner to pass this text by on the bookstore... supervisors will almost certainly wish to consider whether this text might not be a godsend to the process especially where students and volunteers from a wider field are compelled to take note or even perform 'cognitively' in their placements." - Dennis Bury, British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies Newsletter, November 2004