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Introducing Cognitive Analytic Therapy: Principles and Practice

ISBN: 978-0-471-89273-1
286 pages
March 2002
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This is a comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the origins, development, and practice of cognitive-analytic therapy (CAT).

Written by the founder of the method and an experienced psychiatric practitioner and lecturer, it offers a guide to the potential application and experience of CAT with a wide range of difficult clients and disorders and in a variety of hospital, community care and private practice settings.

Introducing Cognitive Analytic Therapy includes a wide range of features to aid scholars and trainees:

? Illustrative case histories and numerous case vignettes
? Chapters summaries, further reading and glossary of key terms
? Resources for use in clinical settings

Essential reading for practitioners and graduate trainees in psychotherapy, clinical psychology, psychiatry and nursing.
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The Scope and Focus of CAT;
The Main Features of CAT;
Development of the Self: Background Considerations;
Normal and Abnormal Development of the Self and its Implications for Psychotherapy;
Selection and Assessment of Patients for Individual CAT;
The Reformulation Sessions;
The Therapy Relationship;
The Detailed CAT Model of Therapist Interventions and its use in Supervision;
CAT in Various Conditions and Contexts;
The Treatment of Personality Disorders;
The 'Difficult' Patient and Contextual Reformulation
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  • Includes a wide range of features to aid scholars, practitioners and graduate trainees in psychotherapy, clinical psychology, psychiatry and nursing
  • Features illustrative case histories and vignettes, chapter summaries, further reading, a glossary of key terms and resources for use in clinical settings
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"...organized in a user-friendly manner...the authors make a strong argument..." (Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, Vol 32, 2004)

"...user friendly..." (BACP, Dec 2005)

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