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on 18 August 2010
Dip into this book - that's what it is for, and that's how it works. Use the lengthy chapter list and the extensive index to find what you want and you should be lucky. This book sets out to be a practical guide for therapists facing the common challenges and difficulties that arise in the working lives of CBT therapists - and it is likely to be remarkably successful in achieving its aims. It covers a wide range of work settings and these are supplemented with topic-based chapters of general interest which focus for example on ethical issues, on working in multidisciplinary teams or with inpatients, and becoming a supervisor. The chapters are well organised, ending with key points which could serve both to tempt the reader and as a reminder of salient points. The lists of further reading are specific and could be tempting if only there were time. One of the main messages here is "physician: look after yourself". The practical nature of the book makes this seem only sensible while recognising that it is harder to do than it might seem - hence the need for such a tome. It is a big one.