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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies. (For Dummies)by Rob Wilson
Synopses & Reviews
Rob Willson, BSc, MSc, Dip SBHS, has worked for the Priory Hospital North London for a number of years as a CBT therapist. Rob also teaches and supervises trainee therapists at Goldsmith’s College, University of London, and has his own practice in North London. His first book was Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Constable & Robinson, 2005), co-written with Dr David Veale.
Rob has done numerous newspaper and radio interviews about CBT. More rarely he’s appeared on television discussing understanding and treating body image problems. His particular interests include the research and treatment of obsessional problems, and applying CBT in group and self-help formats.
Rhena Branch, MSc, Dip CBT, is an accredited CBT therapist and works with the Priory Hospital North London as a CBT therapist. She also has her own practice in North London and supervises on the Masters’ course at Goldsmith College, University of London.
A sympathetic, effective introduction to this proven therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has become the preferred treatment method for a variety of psychological issues. This friendly guide explains what CBT is and how to benefit from it. Readers will discover how to identify unhealthy modes of thinking that have been holding them back from making changes in their lives, as well as how the therapy can assist sufferers of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, weight issues, addiction, OCD, and many other disorders.
Rob Willson and Rhena Branch (London, UK) work as CBT therapists at The Priory psychotherapy clinic. Both have years of experience in dealing with a wide variety of psychological and behavioral disorders.
Learn to challenge negative thoughts before they take hold
Straightforward advice to help you feel like you again
Whether you're trying to fight anxiety and depression, beat addiction, or simply lose weight, the key to success is learning how to think differently. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a practical, sensible, and effective approach to help you master your thoughts and think constructively, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies is the easiest and fastest way to get started.
Discover how to
"We all have aspects of ourselves that we would like to change, but many of us believe that a leopard can't change its spots – if that's you, stop there! Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies will help identify unhealthy modes of thinking – such as “a leopard can't change it's spots”! – that have been holding you back from the changes you want. CBT can help whether you're seeking to overcome anxiety and depression, boost self-esteem, lose weight, beat addiction or simply improve your outlook in your professional and personal life."
About the Author
"…I think clinicians could find useful sections in this book…" (The Psychologist, September 2006)
"Well-written series" (Woman's Weekly, 15th March 2007)
"...[an] excellent book" (First, Monday 5th November 2007)
"Don't be put off by the title - this is one of the most comprehensive guides to CBT." (Sunday Times, Monday 17th December 2007)
Table of Contents
Part I: Introducing CBT Basics.
Chapter 1: You Feel the Way You Think.
Chapter 2: Spotting Errors in Your Thinking.
Chapter 3: Tackling Toxic Thoughts.
Chapter 4: Behaving like a Scientist: Designing and Conducting Behavioural Experiments.
Chapter 5: Pay Attention! Refocusing and Retraining Your Awareness.
Part II: Charting the Course: Defining Problems and Setting Goals.
Chapter 6: Exploring Emotions.
Chapter 7: Identifying Solutions That Cause You Problems.
Chapter 8: Setting Your Sights on Goals.
Part III: Putting CBT into Action.
Chapter 9: Standing Up to Anxiety and Facing Fear.
Chapter 10: Deconstructing and Demolishing Depression.
Chapter 11: Overcoming Obsessions.
Chapter 12: Overcoming Low Self-esteem by Accepting Yourself.
Chapter 13: Cooling Down Your Anger.
Part IV: Looking Backwards and Moving Forwards.
Chapter 14: Taking a Fresh Look at Your Past.
Chapter 15: Moving New Beliefs from Your Head to Your Heart.
Chapter 16: Heading for a Healthier and Happier Life.
Chapter 17: Overcoming Obstacles to Progress.
Chapter 18: Psychological Gardening: Maintaining Your CBT Gains.
Chapter 19: Working with the Professionals.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Healthy Attitudes for Living.
Chapter 21: Ten Self-Esteem Boosters That Don’t Work.
Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Lighten Up.
Chapter 23: Ten Books to Add to Your Library.
Appendix A: Resources.
Appendix B: Forms.
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