Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the established treatment of choice for a variety of clinical disorders but has also yielded impressive results when applied in the workplace in stress management, change management and conflict resolution, among others. Understanding CBT introduces the basics of cognitive behavioral therapy and provides insights into how managers can successfully implement CBT to improve workplace performance and productivity.
With an emphasis on cognitive behavioral coaching (CBC) as a workplace appropriate form of CBT, the authors teach techniques to deal with stressful situations. They focus on defining problems and setting goals, standing up to anxiety, facing fear, overcoming obsessions, cooling down anger and developing new beliefs and attitudes.
The book is practical, easy-to-read and packed with case studies of people using CBT techniques. With useful tips, examples and jargon-free writing, Understanding CBT is not just for academics or professional practitioners but for anyone who wants to do away with stress and think more positively.
Stephen Palmer, PhD, is one of the UK's most influential experts on stress management. He is Founder-Director at the Centre for Stress Management and Honorary Professor of Psychology at City University, London. He has written or edited over 30 books on stress management, psychotherapy and coaching.