This is a comprehensive guide to the application of cognitive–behavioural therapy (CBT) throughout adult psychiatry. Case histories are used to illustrate the application as well as the theory underpinning the techniques. No school of CBT dominates in the book, but a range of CBT therapies are discussed, with particular focus on the evidence base for the interventions. This is a practical book that will guide and inform your treatment of patients. An indispensable resource for psychiatrists, CBT therapists and trainees, as well as a wide range of medical specialists.
• Covers all relevant adult mental health problems, from the most common to the unusual cases.
• Incorporates all schools of CBT including behavioural, cognitive, schema-focused and third generation therapies.
• Numerous and thought-provoking case examples showing the practical application of various therapies and demonstrating a rounded approach to patient treatment.
• Jargon-free, with a glossary of the most important terms.
• Key learning points at the end of each chapter.
Readership: All clinicians who use CBT in their practice, especially clinical psychiatrists and psychotherapists.
About the author:
Lynne M. Drummond has been a consultant psychiatrist and senior lecturer with South West London and St George’s NHS Mental Health Trust since 1985 as lead clinician for nationally and regionally commissioned services for severe, enduring, obsessive–compulsive and body dysmorphic disorders (OCD/BDD) and other intractable neurotic conditions. Specialising in CBT, she has published widely in the fields of CBT, OCD, anxiety disorders, communication skills, learning and acquisition of skills. Dr Drummond has a long-standing involvement in medical education and has been a clinical tutor and course leader for 20 years, particularly in CBT.
List of tables, boxes, figures and case examples
List of abbreviations
Structure of the book
Rules of reinforcement and practical examples
Social skills training
Relationship, communication and sexual skills training
Phobic and social anxiety
Treatment of obsessive–compulsive disorders
Generalised anxiety disorder and panic
Body dysmorphic disorder and the somatic symptom and related disorders
Schizophrenia and the psychoses
CBT in combination with other therapy
Quote from the author:
"The book is written with the minimum of theory, to promote understanding, but it relates to clinical scaenarios which illustrate the application. I have chosen to write it this way as I think clinicians learn best by thinking about clinical situations. I also wanted to write a book which is as broad in its approach as possible, plus cites the evidence for various approaches."
- Dr Lynne Drummond