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How to Help Your Clients Get the Most Out of CBT
A therapist's guide

ISBN 9781138840461
Published April 16, 2015 by Routledge
88 Pages

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Book Description

How to Help Your Clients Get the Most Out of CBT: A therapist's guide is a practical guide, which will show therapists, both experienced and novice, how to assist clients and help them decide whether CBT is suitable for them and, if so, to help them get the most out of therapy. Rather than concentrating on skills, the book covers the realities of practice, with chapters on how to make therapeutic agreements with the client, helping clients prepare for sessions, and how to deal with lack of therapeutic progress should that occur. The book can be used in conjunction with a book for clients, How to Get the Most Out of CBT: A client’s guide, which is written for those considering using or already consulting a cognitive behaviour therapist.

This concise and highly practical book will be an invaluable resource to Cognitive Behaviour Therapists in practice and training.

Table of Contents

Help Your Clients Decide if CBT is for Them. Make Practical Agreements with Your Clients. Make Therapeutic Agreements with Your Clients. Help Your Clients Prepare for Their CBT Therapy Sessions. Help Your Clients Understand the Process of Change. Help Your Clients Apply What They Learn. Understand and Deal with Lack of Therapeutic Progress. Help Your Clients Become Their Own Therapist. Appendices.

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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.


"Windy Dryden's How to Help Your Clients Get the Most Out of CBT: A Therapist’s Guide should be required reading for all CBT therapists. This gem of a book gives you a really practical guide to running your practice, helping patients understand the process, and identify and overcome obstacles." - 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 Help Your Clients Get the Most Out of CBT' is a companion volume to his book How to Get the Most Out of CBT for clients. This is one of the best examples of an increasingly popular format, where counsellor and client follow a similar structure, with many advantages in terms of coordination of problem solving and goal orientation. However Dryden achieves something extra in helping the counsellor step more deftly into the client’s probable shoes, making him or her aware of the client’s struggle and confusion, often trying to decide if they really need formal therapy. It alerts the counsellor to the kinds of questions and worries the client will typically have: what kind of therapist, what kind of therapy, what can they expect, what will be expected of them. Dryden addresses these concerns in a style that is, in both books, both accessible and engaging, covering comprehensively most of the points a potential client might have in mind, as he, the therapist steps carefully through the stages of CBT. I would personally recommend this book to go with the client book, as they work so well together as an organic pair." – Peter Trower, Honorary Professor of Clinical Psychology, Founder of the Centre for REBT, University of Birmingham

"This book represents a summary of a significant amount of a leading experts knowledge on helping a client have a high quality experience of therapy from beginning to end. Especially useful for practitioners new to the approach, this book is essential reading for all who wish to understand how best to deliver CBT in a systematic and practical manner." – Rob Willson, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist