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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Teach Yourself is the best-selling guide to this hugely successful therapeutic model. It will give you a solid grounding in all the key ideas and techniques, as well as showing you how they can be applied in practice. Whether you need to get to grips with the essentials for a course, or just want to apply these proven techniques to your own life, this book is packed with practical examples and exercises to help you every step of the way.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy includes:
Part one - The basic skills of CBT
Chapter 1: CBT: the basics and background
Chapter 2: Clarifying the problem
Chapter 3: Setting your goals
Chapter 4: Catch that thought!
Chapter 5: Examining and responding to negative thoughts
Chapter 6: More on moods
Chapter 7: Recognizing distorted thinking patterns
Chapter 8: Where's the evidence?
Chapter 9: Testing it al out: adjusting your behaviour
Chapter 10: Assumptions and beliefs: your rules for living
Chapter 11: Additional CBT techniques
Chapter 12: Thinking and behavioural errors that preclude positive changeaaa
Chapter 13: Techniques for reducing negative physical symptoms Part two - CBT in action: working with specific difficulties
Chapter 14: Understanding depression
Chapter 15: Understanding anxiety
Chapter 16: CBT for specific anxiety disorders
Part three - CBT for developing strengths
Chapter 17: Improving your self-esteem
Chapter 18: Defeating perfectionism
Chapter 19: Developing emotional strength
Chapter 20: Increasing your assertiveness skills
Chapter 21: Overcoming your anger habit
Part four - last thoughts
Chapter 22: When to consider professional help
Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:
Not got much time?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of CBT.
Five things to remember
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.