Practicing Positive CBT: From Reducing Distress to Building Success
ISBN: 1119952697
EAN13: 9781119952695
Language: English
Publication Date: October 4, 2012
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Practicing Positive CBT: From Reducing Distress to Building Success reveals a new therapeutic approach that combines traditional CBT with Positive Psychology and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. By shifting the focus of therapy from what is wrong with clients to what it right with them and from what is not working to what is, Positive CBT creates a more optimistic process that empowers clients and therapists to flourish. Increases client motivation and collaboration; allows therapeutic outcomes to be achieved in shorter timeframes and in a more cost-effective way Covers theory and applications, and provides a wide range of stories, exercises and case studies The author has a uniquely broad knowledge and experience as a therapist and trainer of CBT, PP, and SFBT
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Recent decades have witnessed a surge in the development of competency-based, collaborative approaches to working with clients. Practicing Positive CBT: From Reducing Distress to Building Success reveals how traditional CBT can become Positive CBT, with a shift in the focus of therapy from what is wrong with clients to what is right with them, and from what is not working to what is. Drawing on insights and techniques from both Positive Psychology and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, internationally renowned expert Fredrike Bannink first reveals how Positive CBT combines the best elements of change-based and meaning-based psychotherapeutic approaches to offer a new perspective on traditional CBT. Bannink then shows how the transition from traditional CBT to Positive CBT represents an important shift from problem analysis to goal analysis, from a focus on deficits and the learning of new behaviors to one that builds on resources and competences the client already possesses, and from reducing distress to building success. Combining theory and applications with a wide range of stories, practical exercises and case studies, Practicing Positive CBT offers groundbreaking insights on new approaches for the improvement of the psychological well-being of clients and therapists.