"This book will be useful to all psychotherapists who want to deepen their knowledge and understanding, and especially those who are following cognitive-behavioural approaches." - Francine Brett, Therapy Today
"Revolutionary and Evolutionary." - PsycCRITIQUES (Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books)
"The book will help cognitive behavior therapists to recast the therapeutic relationship in an information-processing context. It might help therapists to examine the therapeutic process from a holistic perspective and to incorporate historical and cultural contexts in understanding the role of the therapeutic relationship in healing and promoting behavior change. As the concluding authors urge, 'It is time for cognitive therapists to engage in self-reflection' to indentify substance differences and promote an integrative approach to the practise of psychotherapy." - Dr. Jean Lau Chin, Dean of California School of Professional Psychology, part of Alliant International University, USA
"This book brings together in one volume a wealth of perspectives and conceptualisations of the therapeutic relationship in cognitive behavioural therapy in an accessible way, and as such is a rich new resource. Do read it." - Dr. Anne Cooper, European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling, Vol. 10, No. 3, September 2008
"This is a useful resource for cognitive behavioural psychotherapists and, due to the breadth of the psychological material presented, may also be of interest to a wider audience of psychologists working with people to change behaviour." - Ruth Lukeman, The Psychologist, Vol. 22 No. 9, September 2009
About the Author
Paul Gilbert is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Mental Health Research Unit at Kingsway Hospital, University of Derby and Derbyshire Mental Health Services Trust.
Robert L. Leahy is Clinical Professor of psychology in psychiatry at the Weill-Cornell University Medical College. He is the founder and director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy and President of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy.