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Brief Group Counselling: Integrating Individual and Group Cognitive-Behavioural Approaches

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Brief Group Counselling: Integrating Individual and Group Cognitive-Behavioural Approaches

Michael J. Scott, Stephen G. Stradling

ISBN: 978-0-471-97838-1 June 1998 218 Pages

Description

Counselling and therapy in small groups is manageable, effective,efficient, and an increasingly important part of the repertoire ofthe busy practitioner. This book is an up-to-date and accessibleguide to the principles and practice of working with small groups,using a cognitive-behavioural perspective. The context is work withgroups of 5 8 clients in programmes of brief therapy consisting of10 group sessions supplemented, where necessary, by individualcounselling sessions. Therapists and counsellors will welcome thisbook for its
* Focus on group treatment combined with individual clientassessment
* Treatment of four common emotional problems Generalized Anxiety,Panic with Agoraphobia, PTSD, and Depression.
* Detailed examples of programmes in these areas, together withfollow-up sessions
* Guidance on the concepts and techniques of cognitive-behaviouralcounselling, as well as the issues which arise in practice.
* Realistic techniques for auditing the effectiveness of brieftherapy and counselling programmes
"This important book opens up new opportunities to apply provencognitive-behavioural methods in small group settings. The methodsdescribed are eminently practical and the authors have taken painsto prepare the individual counsellor for the challenges of groupwork. It is strongly recommended for counsellors, social workersand clinical psychologists seeking to treat anxiety and depressionin a more cost-effective way". Professor Chris Brewin, RoyalHolloway University of London This book appears in the Wiley Seriesin Brief Therapy and Counselling Series Editor: Windy DrydenGoldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Introduction: An Overview of Cognitive-BehaviouralCounselling.

Beyond Individual Counselling.

Formulating a Model of the Client's Difficulties.

Combining Individual and Group Sessions.

Anxiety Disorders 1: Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Anxiety Diorders 2: Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia.

Anxiety Disorders 3: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Depression.

Group Therapy, Therapists and Further Applications.

Appendices.

References.

Index.