Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Explained

International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance

ISSN: 0952-6862

Article publication date: 13 June 2008




(2008), "Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Explained", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 21 No. 4.



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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Explained

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Explained

Article Type: Recent publications From: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Volume 21, Issue 4

Graeme Whitfield and Alan DavidsonRadcliffe Publishing2007ISBN 10 1 85775 603 7

Keywords: Healthcare education, Healthcare practice, Therapeutic practices

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.

Contents include:

  • Background to cognitive behavioural psychotherapy.

  • What is cognitive behavioural psychotherapy?

  • General theory of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy.

  • The cognitive behavioural in general psychiatry.

  • Evidence base for cognitive behavioural psychotherapy.

  • Doing it: the practice of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy.

  • Taking a patient on for CBT.

  • General cognitive and behavioural techniques.

  • Cognitive behavioural psychotherapy applied to specific disorders.

  • Depression.

  • Bipolar affective disorder.

  • Phobias and panic.

  • Generalized anxiety disorder.

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder.

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

  • Hallucinations and delusions.

  • Personality disorders.

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