This book includes a foreword by Anne Garland, Consultant Nurse in Psychotherapy, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. This practical, introductory guide explains the cognitive behavioural approach and its many uses across a wide range of health and social care environments. With a focus on salient topics often found in the Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Examination (MRCPsych), this guide is ideal for study and revision. Practical examples bring the subject to life, and key points are summarised at the conclusion of each chapter. The comprehensive approach is invaluable to postgraduate trainees in psychiatry and psychology, Senior House Officers and candidates for the MRCPsych examination. Psychiatric nurses and general practitioners with an interest in cognitive behavioural therapy will also find the guide enlightening. It will also be of great interest to undergraduate students of medicine and nursing, and psychologists, counsellors and therapists. "It is becoming imperative that psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses and general practitioners be knowledgeable about cognitive behavioural therapy. They need to know when to refer for CBT, who to refer and to be able to use cognitive behavioural principles within their daily work. It was with this aim in mind that this book was written - not to produce cognitive behavioural psychotherapists per se, but to assist psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses and other mental health staff to know enough about the theory and practice of CBT to begin to incorporate aspects into their practice." - Graeme Whitfield and Alan Davidson, in the Introduction.