Academic journal article East Asian Archives of Psychiatry

CBT for Adults: A Practical Guide for Clinicians

Academic journal article East Asian Archives of Psychiatry

CBT for Adults: A Practical Guide for Clinicians

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CBT for Adults: A Practical Guide for Clinicians Author: Lynne M Drummond The Royal College of Psychiatrists USD 52; pp304; ISBN: 978-1909726277

"CBT for Adults: A Practical Guide for Clinicians" provides readers with valuable information about the pragmatic therapeutic interventions and techniques that are particularly important in clinical practice, as well as the theoretical basis of cognitive and behavioural therapy (CBT).

This user-friendly book utilises illustrative figures and diagrams, and incorporates thought-provoking case studies to facilitate an understanding of the key theoretical components of CBT. For example, the diagrams of case formulation for a variety of case studies are numerous. To further help the clinician remember the key concepts of CBT, mnemonics are introduced: "ABC" denotes "antecedents, behaviors and beliefs, and consequence" and "affect, behaviors and cognition"; "BASIC ID" represents the major headings of history taking, including "behavior, affect, sensation, imageries, cognition, interpersonal relationship, and drugs".

This comprehensive book covers a wide range of psychiatric conditions, in which CBT may play a role, from phobia, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression, to social and sexual skills training, eating disorders, psychosis, addictions, and personality disorders. Management of behavioural problems, for instance, psychogenic incontinence and illegal sexual practices, as well as habitual problems, for example, facial tics and throat clearing, are covered with introduction of the techniques of mass practice and habitual reversal. …

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