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Essential Cognitive Therapy



Essential Cognitive Therapy

Windy Dryden, Michael Neenan

ISBN: 978-1-861-56173-2 July 2000 150 Pages


Cognitive therapy (CT), developed by Aaron Beck in the US in the 1960s, is a structured, time-limited, problem-focused and research-based system of psychotherapy which seeks to identify, examine and modify clients? maladaptive thinking found in psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety. The vast literature on CT can appear overwhelming to those interested in practising this therapy. To address this issue, this book serves as an introduction to CT and demonstrates this approach in action. In this book, the reader will find:
  • Key Features of CT theory and practice examined
  • Presentation of a case example from assessment to treatment and termination of therapy
  • Ways to elicit and tackle negative automatic thoughts and underlying beliefs
  • Important points to consider in the design, negotiation and review of homework assignments
  • Typical client and therapist difficulties in therapy addressed
An Outline of Cognitive Therapy.

Assessment and Socialization Into ct.

Eliciting and Examining Negative Automatic Thoughts.


Identifying and Examining Underlying Assumptions and Core Beliefs.

Tackling Client and therapist Difficulties With CT.