All mental health clinicians and professionals, in practice and training, will welcome this concise and practical book which provides
a detailed account of cognitive models, including new perspectives
state-of-the-art applications of cognitive therapy
case examples demonstrating the real world application of techniques
specific coverage of major categories of anxiety disorders
knowledge based on very substantial treatment and outcome experience
This book emphasises the design and implementation of pure cognitive therapy interventions. There are general sections on assessment and basic cognitive therapy skills, as well as practical advice on designing and executing behavioural experiments, homework tasks, and verbal re-attribution methods. A useful appendix includes questionnaires and outcome measures, and a selection of material that can be copied for patients.
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"Adrian Wells provides here a comprehensive overview of the cognitive model of anxiety disorders and illustrates how detailed, disorder-specific cognitive conceptualizations inform the choice of therapeutic interventions. The book incorporates the most up-to-date theory of anxiety disorders, much of it originated by the author. Dr Wells provides an array of effective, user-friendly cognitive techniques and vivid case examples. Students and seasoned therapists will find this volume valuable." Aaron T. Beck
Cognitive Theory and Models of Anxiety: An Introduction.
Assessment: An Overview.
Cognitive Therapy: Basic Characteristics.
Cognitive Therapy: Basic Techniques.
Hypochondriasis: Health Anxiety.
Generalised Anxiety Disorder.
Future Developments in Cognitive Therapy.