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CBT Distinctive Features

Series Editor: Windy Dryden

This exciting new series asks leading practitioners and theorists of the main CBT therapies to write simply and briefly on what constitutes the main features of their particular approach.

Each Distinctive Features book will highlight the thirty main features – practical and theoretical – of its respective approach. The series as a whole will be essential reading for psychotherapists, counsellors, clinical and counselling psychologists of all orientations who wish to learn more about the range of new and developing cognitive-behavioural approaches.

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  1. Narrative CBT

    Distinctive Features

    By John Rhodes

    Series: CBT Distinctive Features

    The popularity of using narrative, metaphor and building solutions in CBT has increased in recent years. Narrative CBT, part of the third wave of cognitive therapies, recognises the importance of helping to build new ideas and practices in order to create change, examining a person’s multiple and...

    Published September 4th 2013 by Routledge

  2. A Transdiagnostic Approach to CBT using Method of Levels Therapy

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    By Warren Mansell, Timothy A. Carey, Sara J. Tai

    Series: CBT Distinctive Features

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the treatment of choice for most mental health problems. Each different problem is usually treated by a different model of CBT. Yet evidence tells us that the same processes are responsible for long term distress in us all. This handy manual draws on evidence...

    Published November 4th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Functional Analytic Psychotherapy

    Distinctive Features

    By Mavis Tsai, Robert J. Kohlenberg, Jonathan W. Kanter, Gareth I. Holman, Mary Plummer Loudon

    Series: CBT Distinctive Features

    How can I supercharge the therapy I currently use? This volume distils the core principles, methods, and vision of the approach. Each Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) principle is presented in terms of its intended purpose and is clearly linked to the underlying theory, thus providing...

    Published March 14th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

    Distinctive Features

    By Paul E. Flaxman, J.T. Blackledge, Frank W. Bond

    Series: CBT Distinctive Features

    What are the distinctive theoretical and practical features of acceptance and commitment therapy? Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a modern behaviour therapy that uses acceptance and mindfulness interventions alongside commitment and behaviour change strategies to enhance psychological...

    Published November 9th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Schema Therapy

    Distinctive Features

    By Eshkol Rafaeli, David P. Bernstein, Jeffrey Young

    Series: CBT Distinctive Features

    Schema Therapy combines proven cognitive behavioral therapy techniques with elements of interpersonal, experiential, and psychodynamic therapies in order to help people with long-term mental health problems including personality disorders and chronic depression. Schema Therapy suggests that many...

    Published September 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  6. Compassion Focused Therapy

    Distinctive Features

    By Paul Gilbert

    Series: CBT Distinctive Features

    Research into the beneficial effect of developing compassion has advanced enormously in the last ten years, with the development of inner compassion being an important therapeutic focus and goal. This book explains how Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) – a process of developing compassion for the...

    Published April 6th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Behavioral Activation

    Distinctive Features

    By Jonathan W. Kanter, Andrew M. Busch, Laura C. Rusch

    Series: CBT Distinctive Features

    Behavioral activation theory indicates that much clinically relevant human behavior is a function of positive reinforcement, and that when positive reinforcement is reduced, lost, or chronically low depression results. Behavioral activation encourages clients to obtain and nurture the skills that...

    Published April 19th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Beck's Cognitive Therapy

    Distinctive Features

    By Frank Wills

    Series: CBT Distinctive Features

    Beck's Cognitive Therapy: Distinctive Features explores the key contributions made by Aaron T. Beck to the development of cognitive behaviour therapy. This book provides a concise account of Beck's work against a background of his personal and professional history. The author, Frank Wills,...

    Published February 26th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Constructivist Psychotherapy

    Distinctive Features

    By Robert A. Neimeyer

    Series: CBT Distinctive Features

    Constructivist psychotherapy focuses on the meaning that clients attribute to their world, and the way that this shapes their life and contributes to their difficulties. In this book, Robert A. Neimeyer, a leading figure in the field, provides a clear and accessible explanation of the key features...

    Published January 29th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Metacognitive Therapy

    Distinctive Features

    By Peter Fisher, Adrian Wells

    Series: CBT Distinctive Features

    Metacognitive therapy is based on the principle that worry and rumination are universal processes leading to emotional disorder. These processes are linked to erroneous beliefs about thinking and unhelpful self-regulation strategies. Metacognitive Therapy: Distinctive Features is an introduction to...

    Published January 29th 2009 by Routledge