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Treating Complex Cases: The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Approach

Treating Complex Cases: The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Approach

Nicholas Tarrier (Editor), Adrian Wells (Editor), Gillian Haddock (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-84217-1 November 2000 456 Pages




Patients with complex problems, including co-morbidity, chronicconditions, enduring vulnerabilities, psychotic conditions,persistent difficulties with social relationships and destabilisingsocial environments, are increasingly recognised as the reality ofthe therapist's case load. The cognitive behavioural caseformulation approach can be particularly suited to the treatment ofsuch complex cases.

This book brings together some of the most experienced and expertcognitive behavioural therapists to share their specialistexperience of formulation and treatment of these complex cases. Theexperienced clinician will find in these accounts:
* Evidence-based approaches to assessment and formulation ofcomplex cases
* A wide range of problems not restricted to disorder categories,including anger, low self-esteem, abuse and shame
* A concern with the realities of clinical practice which involvescomplex cases that do not fit neatly into simple caseconceptualisations or diagnostic categories

Many of these chapters highlight the difficulties and complexitiesencountered by the clinician in conceptualising and treating thesecases. However, they go beyond raising awareness of issues andprovide,. where appropriate, specific guidance on dealing withproblems of engagement, socialisation, and implementation oftreatment in complex cases.
Cognitive Therapy of Social Phobia (A. Wells).

Cognitive Therapy with Panic and Agoraphobia: Working with ComplexCases (A. Hackmann).

The Devil is in the Detail: Conceptionalising and TreatingObsessional Problems (P. Salkovskis, et al.).

Where There's a Will...Cognitive Therapy for People with ChronicDepressive Disorders (J. Scott).

Cognitive Behavioural Treatment for Complicated Cases ofPost-Traumatic Stress Disorder (M. Kimble, et al.).

Eating Disorders, Self-Image Disturbance and Maltreatment (R.Calam).

Assessment and Formulation in the Cognitive Behavioural Treatmentof Psychosis (G. Haddock & N. Tarrier).

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy of Psychosis: Complexities inEngagement and Therapy (D. Kingdon).

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Psychotic Symptoms in Schizophrenia(A. Morrison).

Low Self-Esteem (M. Fennell).

Shame and Humiliation in the Treatment of Complex Cases (P.Gilbert).

Parasuicide (G. Sidley).

Cognitive Behavioural Interventions for Anger, Aggression andViolence (K. Howells).

Cognitive Behavioural Treatment of Personality Disorders (A.Freeman & J. Jackson).

Schema-Focused Therapy for Personality Disorders (J. Young & W.Behary).

Issues in Treating Rape and Sexual Assault (T. Weaver, etal.).

Complex Relationship Cases: Conceptualisation, Assessment andTreatment (W. Halford & R. Bouma).