Synopses & Reviews
Corrie, Townend, and Cockx present a volume aimed at helping CBTtherapists improve their practice through effective case formulation. Part 1 lays out relevant concepts and methods, includingnomothetic and idiographic assessment of meanings, process of building and maintaining the therapeutic relationship, descriptivecase formulation and frameworks, and transdiagnostic assessment including implications for those who continue to work with adisorder-specific approach. Part 2 gives examples of case study analysis using the offered techniques, with six labeled asstraightforward presentations and five designated as more complex. Part 3 reflects on potential future directions, noting how the fieldof CBT is developing and what practitioners can do to facilitate continued learning, and finally ends with a self-reflective questionnaire for the reader.Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Offering a unique philosophical, theoretical and process-focused introduction to one of the cornerstones of CBT: assessment and case formulation.
Updated and expanded to take account of the vast developments in the field of CBT since its first publication, this second edition follows a clear two part structure:
- Part One introduces trainees to the key theory, practice and processes of assessment and case formulation
- Part Two provides practical illustrations of the theory through 12 extended case studies, considering both 'simple' and 'complex' presenting issues. Each of these chapters follows a set structure to enable easy comparison.
Offering all they need to know about this crucial part of their training, this is essential reading for trainees on any CBT course.