While many textbooks explain the techniques of CBT, few fully explore the issues surrounding their application in real-life practice. This unique book comes to the rescue of anyone struggling with the challenges of practising CBT, whether you are a trainee working under supervision or a qualified practitioner. It examines key obstacles, issues and difficulties encountered over the course of the therapy, illustrated with extensive case examples. Learning objectives, practice exercises and further reading lists help you engage with and relate the issues to your own practice.
Acknowledging that people are more complex than just the presenting disorder, the authors consider questions around:
oGood practice in assessment and case formulation
oThe challenge of diagnosis
oKey client issues, such as guilt and shame, perfectionism, and inability to tolerate storing feeling
oThe therapeutic relationship
This succinct and accessible guide throws a lifebelt to any CBT trainee or therapist struggling under the realities of today's psychotherapy and counselling practice, particularly within NHS settings.
'This practical book successfully highlights what I would consider to be among the most important and difficult issues that face practitioners post training today. I recommend this book highly to both trainees and experienced CBT Therapists as an invaluable clinical resource.' - Michael Worrell, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Programme Director CBT Training Programmes, CNWL Foundation Trust and Royal Holloway University of London