This is supplemented by over an hour of training videos hosted on the book's companion website, visually demonstrating how to effectively implement the therapy. The book introduces the empirical research that has led to a greater emphasis on transdiagnostic treatment approaches, and details how to implement each phase of the therapy, supported by clinical examples to make practical application easier.
- Presents therapy suitable for a variety of mental health problems- Outlines how to adapt therapy for different patient populations- Includes Method of Levels transdiagnostic cognitive therapy- Features video demonstrations, worksheets, slides, and more on companion website
Part A 1: Introduction to this book and the Take Control Course 2: Conceptual and theoretical background 3: PCT within psychological interventions 4: How to use this book
Part B 1: Session 1, Thinking about control 2: Session 2, What blocks our control? 3: Session 3, Feeling in control short term vs getting control of your life 4: Session 4, Taking control of the things around you 5: Session 5, Building on strengths, qualities and resources 6: Session 6, Moving forward: what gets me stuck, what helps
Part C 1: Riding the waves of CBT: Contextualising the Take Control Course within CBT 2: Embracing the diversity within the course: Revisiting theory and practice to address clients' personal concerns 3: Taking practice forward
Appendices A: Accessibility, clarity and ease of use of the Take Control Course manual: a qualitative study B: List of session themes that can be provided to clients C: Evaluation forms (sessional and final session) D: Adherence rating scale E: Session guides for all sessions F: Examples of metaphors to be used during the awareness practice
Dr. Lydia Morris is a Clinical Psychologist who has extensive experience of working in mental health primary care contexts. The manual was in part written while Dr. Morris was employed by Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust. She has been affiliated with the University of Manchester for much of the duration of the manual production and is now employed by the University of Salford.
Dr. Phil McEvoy is service director of a primary care team (Six Degrees Social Enterprise, Salford, Greater Manchester). Six Degrees Social Enterprise delivers socially innovative mental health services that are at the leading edge of practice. In recent years they have been finalists in the National Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards, the National Patient Experience Awards and the Health Service Journal Awards.
Dr. Warren Mansell is a highly regarded researcher, who has published a number of texts on psychological approaches. These include: Cognitive Behavioral Processes Across Disorders (Harvey, Watkins, Mansell & Shafran, 2004); a self-help book called Coping with fears and phobias: a step-by-step guide to understanding and facing your anxieties (Mansell, 2007); and a number of therapy manuals (Mansell, Carey & Tai, 2013; Carey, Mansell & Tai, 2015; Stott et al., 2010), including Transdiagnostic CBT using Method of Levels Therapy (Mansell, Carey, & Tai, 2013). He has been employed by the University of Manchester throughout the duration of the manual production.