Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is radically changing the way peoplemanage problems in their lives and has a profoundly positive effecton job satisfaction for mental health workers.
The Case Study Guide to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy ofPsychosis is written by practitioners from differing clinicalbackgrounds and at different stages in their use of CBT. Itprovides vibrant and colourful descriptions of patient andtherapist problems and the use of various techniques with them.Although founded in theory and research, the focus is on thepractical use of CBT with patients whose symptom types will berecognisable instantly to mental health workers world-wide.
There is a brief description of therapeutic methods at the startfollowed by the collection of case studies. At the end, a training,supervision and implementation section enables practitioners tomove from contemplation to adoption of these remarkabledevelopments in their own practice and service.
Trainees on courses in psychosocial interventions e.g THORN andCBT courses, and professional trainees e.g those on ClinicalPsychology, Mental Nurse and Psychiatry courses will find this bookan essential resource and fascinating read. Mental health workersin mental health teams and services will also find the book ofmajor importance to their work, and it will be of considerableinterest to voluntary service workers in mental healthcharities.
"…my book of the year…so stimulating it made me want toreturn to clinical practice…I cannot praise it enough. Buyit!…" (Mental Health Today, May 2003)
“…This is a timely introduction to CBT for Psychosiswith its feet firmly on the ground…” (PsychiatricBulletin, January 2004)