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An Introduction To CBT (Psychology Tools For Living Well)

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Cognitive behavioral therapy can help your clients to live happier and more fulfilling lives. Psychology Tools for Living Well is a self-help course that teaches the principles and practice of cognitive behavioral therapy.

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Psychology Tools for Living Well is a self-help course that teaches the principles and practice of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This chapter discusses: the origins of CBT, what CBT is like (the ‘stances’ of CBT), and the evidence base for CBT.

Instructions

This is a Psychology Tools workbook chapter. Suggested uses include:

  • Client handout – use as a psychoeducation and skills-development resource
  • Discussion point – use to provoke a discussion and explore client beliefs
  • Therapist learning tool – improve your familiarity with a psychological construct
  • Teaching resource – use as a learning tool during training

References

  • Hoffman, S. G., Asnaani, A., Vonk, I. J. J., Sawyer, A. T., & Fang, A. (2012). The efficacy of cognitive behavioural therapy: a review of meta-analyses. Cognitive Therapy Research, 36, 427-440.
  • Watts, S. E., Turnell, A., Kladnitski, N., Newby, J. M., & Andrews, G. (2015). Treatment-as-usual (TAU) is anything but usual: A meta-analysis of CBT versus TAU for anxiety and depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 175, 152-167.