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Haarhoff and Thwaites, for the first time, start to map the lengthand breadth of reflection in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). They identify the key role of reflection in processes ranging fromsupervision, self-supervision, and therapist training, to effective use of client feedback and cultivation of effective therapeuticrelationships through the development of cultural competency, low intensity competency, and the promotion of self-care. Ten chaptersare: reflection in CBT; bringing CBT supervision alive; developing your self-supervision practice; reflecting on the therapeuticrelationship in CBT; reflecting on our socio-cultural background; client feedback; reflection in CBT training; experiencing CBT foryourself; reflection in low intensity CBT; using self-reflection to promote CBT therapist self-care. There are references, about the authors and contributors, and figures and tables.Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Developing skills and competency in CBT is a complex process of which self-observation and self-reflection are an essential part. In this new book, leading figures Beverly Haarhoff and Richard Thwaites outline the rationale for a focus on self-reflective practice in CBT, before offering practical and accessible guidelines demonstrating how this can be achieved in training and practice.
Highlighting relevant research throughout and using case studies to illustrate theory in practice, ten chapters consider:
- reflection in training and in supervision and self-supervision,
- reflecting on the therapeutic relationship, on our sociocultural perceptions and biases and on client feedback
- how reflection is vital to self-care and to becoming a better therapist, supervisor and trainer.
This is an essential read for trainees in both high and low intensity CBT programmes, those on broader CBT courses, and for qualified practitioners working independently to enhance their self-reflective capacity.