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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

Nov 2000

456 pages



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

This book brings together some of the most experienced and expert cognitive behavioural therapists to share their specialist experience of formulation and treatment of these complex cases. The experienced clinician will find in these accounts:
* Evidence-based approaches to assessment and formulation of complex 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 involves complex cases that do not fit neatly into simple case conceptualisations or diagnostic categories

Many of these chapters highlight the difficulties and complexities encountered by the clinician in conceptualising and treating these cases. However, they go beyond raising awareness of issues and provide,. where appropriate, specific guidance on dealing with problems of engagement, socialisation, and implementation of treatment in complex cases.
Cognitive Therapy of Social Phobia (A. Wells).

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy of Psychosis: Complexities in Engagement 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 and Violence (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, et al.).

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