1st Edition

How to Get the Most Out of CBT A client's guide

By Windy Dryden Copyright 2015
    92 Pages
    by Routledge

    92 Pages
    by Routledge

    How to Get the Most Out of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT): A client’s guide is aimed at those who are either considering consulting a cognitive behaviour therapist or who are actually consulting such a therapist. Written by one of the world’s leading CBT practitioners, it will steer you through the CBT process. The guide will help you to decide whether CBT is right for you, give you advice about how to make a therapeutic agreement with a therapist, show you how to prepare for CBT sessions and how to apply what you have learned from CBT after therapy has ended.

    How to Get the Most Out of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a concise and practical guide that will help you to understand the CBT process and how to make the most of your therapy, no matter which CBT approach your therapist practises, so that you continue to benefit from it once therapy has ended and can learn to be your own therapist.


    Decide if CBT is For You. Make Practical Agreements With Your Therapist. Make Therapeutic Agreements With Your Therapist. Prepare For Your CBT Therapy Sessions. Understand the Process of Change. Apply What You Learn. Understand and Deal With Lack of Progress. Become Your Own Therapist . Appendices.


    Windy Dryden is in full-time clinical and consultative practice and is an international authority on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. He is Emeritus Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has worked in psychotherapy for more than 40 years and is the author and editor of over 200 books.

    "World renowned psychologist, Windy Dryden, has provided clients with an outstanding guide: How to Get the Most Out of CBT: A Client’s Guide. This practical, concise and very helpful roadmap to your experience in CBT will be an invaluable tool for the many people who can benefit from this powerful approach. This is the kind of book that will help you ask the right questions and help you understand how you can best participate in this active and engaging therapy. Excellent!" - Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D., Director, American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, Clinical Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Weill-Cornell University Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, USA

    "Dryden's book How to Get the Most Out of CBT: A Client's Guide fills a unique and much neglected niche. there are nowadays many quality, evidence-based book on self help, written for the clients, but there has been little for the person who after perhaps reading one or several self-help books, decides they need, after all, to seek a professional therapist. At this point they will usually have a host of questions and worries: what kind of therapist, what kind of therapy, what can I expect, what will be expected of me. Dryden address all these concerns in an accessible and engaging writing style, covering comprehensively most if not all the points a potential client might have in mind, plus many others he or she would be advised to think about. I would personally recommend this book for the majority of people who have reached that stage of seeking therapy within the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy family of therapies." - Peter Trower, Honorary Professor of Clinical Psychology, Founder of the Centre for REBT, University of Birmingham

    "Informed by a leading experts forty years of experience in practice, writing and teaching, this is not merely a collection of techniques, but genuinely useful guidance on how to gain greater benefit from the journey of problem solving and personal growth that is CBT."- Rob Willson, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist