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1st Edition

Simply Effective Group Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
A Practitioner's Guide

ISBN 9780415573429
Published July 22, 2011 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

Group Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (GCBT) and guided self-help widen the availability of evidence-based treatment for common mental health disorders. This volume provides GCBT protocols for common disorders as well as session-by-session teaching materials and self-help survival manuals covering:

  • Depression
  • Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Social Phobia
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder

The specifics of selecting and engaging clients in GCBT are first addressed and general group therapeutic skills are detailed. Transcripts of sessions show how group processes can be utilised to enhance outcome. Simply Effective Group Cognitive Behaviour Therapy adds to the armamentarium of tools for low intensity intervention and complements the high intensity individual approach of the companion volume Simply Effective Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. It will prove essential reading for all professionals using CBT with groups.

Table of Contents

Group Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Engagement. Content and Process. Depression. Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Social Phobia. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Appendix A: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Pocketbook. Appendix B: The 7 Minute Mental Health Screen/Audit – Revised. Appendix C: The First Step Questionnaire – Revised. Appendix D: General Group Therapeutic Skills Rating Scale. Appendix E: Intake Questionnaire. Appendix F: Monitoring Progress of Group Members. Appendix G: Standardised Assessment of Personality - Abbreviated Scale. Appendix H: Depression Survival Manual. Appendix I: Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Survival Manual. Appendix J: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Survival Manual. Appendix K: Social Phobia Survival Manual. Appendix L: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Survival Manual. Appendix M: Generalised Anxiety Disorder Survival Manual. Appendix N: The Personal Significance Scale (PSS)

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Michael J. Scott is a practising Consultant Psychologist working in Liverpool and author of seven books on CBT. He taught CBT for 15 years at the University of Manchester and was External Examiner for the MSc in Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies at the University of Chester, he currently holds this post at Sheffield Hallam University.


"I really liked many aspects of the OCD Survivor Manual... I think patients will find the mnemonics for capturing key aspects of the treatment very useful." - David A. Clark, University of New Brunswick, Canada 

"Michael J. Scott has come up with many useful ideas and if I were to undertake a group treatment nowadays, I would definitely adopt some of them." - Jack Rachman, University of British Columbia, Canada

"Group sessions sound realistic and the information is comprehensive and would give people the confidence to set up groups." - Jim White, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Glasgow, Scotland