The Resource Beck's cognitive therapy : distinctive features, Frank Wills

Beck's cognitive therapy : distinctive features, Frank Wills

Beck's cognitive therapy : distinctive features
Beck's cognitive therapy
Title remainder
distinctive features
Statement of responsibility
Frank Wills
"Beck's Cognitive Therapy: Distinctive Features explores the key contributions made by Aaron T. Beck to the development of cognitive behaviour therapy." "This book provides a concise account of Beck's work against a background of his personal and professional history. The author, Frank Wills, considers the theory and practice of Beck's cognitive therapy by firstly examining his contribution to the understanding of psychopathology, and going on to explore Beck's suggestions about the best methods of treatment. Throughout the book a commentary of how Beck's thinking differs from other approaches to CBT is provided, as well as a summary of the similarities and differences between Beck's methods and other forms of treatment including psychoanalysis and humanistic therapy." "Beck's Cognitive Therapy will be ideal reading for both newcomers to the field and experienced practitioners wanting a succinct guide."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
Dewey number
index present
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LC item number
W54 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
Series statement
The CBT distinctive features series
Beck's cognitive therapy : distinctive features, Frank Wills
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Beck's life in brief -- Part I: Theory -- Prelude: Beck and his group -- Cognitive therapy is organised around a formulation -- Different problem areas are marked by specific cognitive themes -- Cognitive therapy varies according to the areas to which it is applied -- Cognitive functioning is organised around the existence of deep schemas -- It is helpful to understand the evolutionary underpinnings of many psychological problems -- Beck describes a variety of levels and types of cognition -- Cognitive distortions play a key role in emotional problems but not irrational -- Images also contain key and distorted cognitions -- Cognitions, emotion, and behaviour interact with mutual and reciprocal influence on each other -- Safety behaviours, including avoidance, reassurance seeking and hyper- -- Vigilance play a crucial role in maintaining anxiety -- Strategies that address negative attention bias strengthen the cognitive -- Therapy model -- Meta-cognition : the way people think about thinking also influences the way they feel and behave -- Promoting mindfulness and mindful attention to negative thoughts is likely to form a major part of cognitive therapy in future -- Beckian epistemology has a clear process for developing appropriate -- Therapeutic knowledge for cognitive therapists to follow -- Cognitive therapy is strengthened by protocol development and the specification of cognitive therapy skills -- Part II: Practice -- Using formulation to focus work -- Using formulation to tackle interpersonal & alliance issues -- CT requires a sound therapeutic relationship -- The relationship in CT requires collaboration -- Cognitive therapy is brief and time-limited -- Cognitive therapy is structured and directional -- Cognitive therapy is problem and goal oriented -- Cognitive therapy initially emphasises a present time focus -- Cognitive therapy uses an educational model -- Homework is a central feature of cognitive therapy -- Ct teaches clients to evaluate and modify their thoughts -- CT uses various methods to change cognitive content -- CT uses various methods to change cognitive processes -- CT uses various methods to change behaviour -- Assessing and developing competence in CT skills
Control code
19 cm
1st ed
viii, 184 p.
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System control number
  • ph2376269x
  • (OCoLC)212837284

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