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:
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.
"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
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)