Stories and Analogies in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy teaches practical CBT by employing relevant stories, metaphors, analogies, quotations, and anecdotes. The book also demonstrates how practitioners can use the examples described with their clients and patients.
Based on the accrued wisdom of the author and many other leading CBT practitioners, Stories and Analogies in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy provides clinicians with a well organized, accessible guide to facilitate effective change within the therapy session.
About the Author.
Foreword by Chris Williams.
PART ONE: ONCE UPON A TIME: GETTING STARTED.
Chapter 1: What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy?
CBT: Ten Essential Ingredients.
Ten Common Myths About CBT.
Chapter 2: Stories, Analogies & Metaphors.
Tools for Communication.
Stories from the Wider World.
Story–Telling across the Psychotherapies.
Chapter 3: Using Stories in CBT.
Uses for Stories and Metaphors.
Abuses and Limitations.
The Evidence Base.
Drawing it All Together.
PART TWO: DEVELOPING THE PLOT: STORIES FOR SPECIFIC DISORDERS.
Chapter 4: Depression.
Stories and Analogies.
Step 1: Putting it into Words.
Step 2: Accepting Help.
CBT for Depression.
Step 3: Doing More – Activities and Goals.
Three Layers of Thinking.
Step 4: Removing the Critical Voice.
Step 5: Develop a Kinder Self–Talk.
Step 6: Preparing for the Future.
Chapter 5: Anxiety, Panic and Phobias.
What Is Anxiety?
How Do We Learn?
Generalised Anxiety Disorder.
Chapter 6: Obsessions, Compulsions and Post Traumatic Stress.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Behaviour Therapy for OCD.
Cognitive Therapy for OCD.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Stories and Analogies for PTSD.
CBT for PTSD.
Exposure Therapy for PTSD.
Cognitive Therapy for PTSD.
Chapter 7: Physical Health.
Medically Unexplained Symptoms.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Adjusting to Serious Illness.
When Illness Threatens Life.
Chapter 8: Personality, Beliefs And Behaviours.
Low Self Esteem.
Changing Core Beliefs.
PART THREE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? STORY–TELLING IN THE REAL WORLD.
Chapter 9: CBT In Practice.
Practical Tips For Therapists.
Creating Personalised Stories and Analogies.
Schizophrenia and Psychosis.
Teamwork, Training and CBT Supervision.
Chapter 10: The Next Generation.
Third Generation CBT.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
CBT for Enduring Problems.
Compassionate Mind Training.
The New You.
The Future of CBT.
Appendix 1: Sources of Information for this Book.
Appendix 2: Literature Search.
Appendix 3: List of Therapy Conversations.
Appendix 4: List of Stories and Analogies.
Author s Note.