Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is radically changing the way people manage problems in their lives and has a profoundly positive effect on job satisfaction for mental health workers.
The Case Study Guide to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy of Psychosis is written by practitioners from differing clinical backgrounds and at different stages in their use of CBT. It provides vibrant and colourful descriptions of patient and therapist problems and the use of various techniques with them. Although founded in theory and research, the focus is on the practical use of CBT with patients whose symptom types will be recognisable instantly to mental health workers world-wide.
There is a brief description of therapeutic methods at the start followed by the collection of case studies. At the end, a training, supervision and implementation section enables practitioners to move from contemplation to adoption of these remarkable developments in their own practice and service.
Trainees on courses in psychosocial interventions e.g THORN and CBT courses, and professional trainees e.g those on Clinical Psychology, Mental Nurse and Psychiatry courses will find this book an essential resource and fascinating read. Mental health workers in mental health teams and services will also find the book of major importance to their work, and it will be of considerable interest to voluntary service workers in mental health charities. "…my book of the year…so stimulating it made me want to return to clinical practice…I cannot praise it enough. Buy it!…" (Mental Health Today, May 2003)
“…This is a timely introduction to CBT for Psychosis with its feet firmly on the ground…” (Psychiatric Bulletin, January 2004)