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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Case Studies



March 2012 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book uniquely combines CBT with the Department of Health stepped care model to provide the first comprehensive case study-approach textbook. A step-by-step guide to using CBT, the book is structured around case examples of clients who present with the most commonly encountered conditions; from mild depression and GAD to more complex, enduring symptoms and diagnosis like OCD, personality disorder and social phobia.

The distinctive practical format is ideal in showing how to put the principles of CBT and stepped care into effect. As well as echoing postgraduate level training, it provides an insight into the experiences the trainee will encounter in real-world practice. Each chapter addresses a specific client condition and covers initial referral, presentation and assessment, case formulation, treatment interventions, evaluation of CBT strategies and discharge planning.

The book also includes learning exercises and clinical hints, as well as extensive reference to further CBT research, resources and reading. It will be invaluable for trainees on Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programs, and anyone studying graduate CBT courses.


Mandy Drake and Mike Thomas
Principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Mandy Drake
Client Presenting with Panic Disorder (without Agoraphobia)
Ian Ross
Client Presenting with First-Onset Depression
Ian Ross
Client Presenting with Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
Mandy Drake
Client Presenting with Social Phobia
Ian Ross
Client Presenting with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Matt Bowen and Dennis Turner
Client Presenting with Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Mandy Drake and Mike Thomas
Client Presenting with Conduct Disorder
Janice Lamb
Client Presenting with Vaginismus
Ian Ross
Client Presenting with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Mike Thomas
Client Presenting with Chronic Bulimia Nervosa
Mike Thomas
Client Presenting with Anorexia Nervosa
Mike Thomas
Client Presenting with Dependent Personality Disorder

This book will be an ideal companion not only for students taking a particular CBT specialist module, but also to flesh out understanding of how CBT looks in practice for those with a more integrative perspective. I know of no other book which draws together case study material in such a way.

Mrs Valerie Sanders
Counselor Education , University of Greenwich
December 10, 2012

Case studies interesting and vaired with good worked illustrations from practice making CBT theory come alive. Used currently in preparation of teaching sessions and roleplay activities. Well liked by the student group as can be used in a practical way to demonstrate skills required to deliver interventions. A very useful book for teachers and students alike.

Ms Jennifer Rooks
Nursing (Harold Wood), London South Bank University
November 12, 2012

This is a very useful and interesting book. The use of case studies to contextualise theory is very helpful.

Miss Joanna Rodriguez
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Surrey University
October 9, 2012

A great resource for both staff and students to supplement CBT training.

Mr Simon Grist
Nursing , Southampton University College of Nursing
August 3, 2012

this text book provides case study material to help students learn how to apply theoretical concepts to clinical work. The case study material is informative for those students intested in developing the integation of Cbt.

Mrs Suzan Flannery
Counselling, Bromley College of FE & HE
July 2, 2012

This book is an excellent text for tutorials and as supplementary material for our main sessions

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Ms Anne-Marie Hassenkamp
School of Physiotherapy / Faculty for Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University
March 27, 2012

A well- written and practical text that addresses a number of specific client conditions and provides guidance relating to the structure of specific sessions. Due to the complex nature of the problems that clients present with in therapy, I did find the chapters associated with, for example, working with clients with OCD; PTSD, and Dependent Personality Disorder somewhat simplistic. Nevertheless, the identified theory and informed information regarding assessment, case formulation, treatment interventions, and reference to research are indeed of value to practitioners undertaking CBT training and specifically to those involved in the delivery of time-limited interventions.

Mr Mark James
Faculty of Health, Sport and Science, Glamorgan University
March 14, 2012

A good book covering useful case studies. An essential read to help students write case study assignments in CBT.

Dr Gillian Rayner
Nursing , Salford University
March 9, 2012

Inspiring for tutors and students.

Dr Matt Birks
Department of Health & Human Sciences, Essex University
March 6, 2012

This is a really useful book to explore CBT in more depth. It will be helpful in getting students to discuss specific issues.

Miss Caroline Gilchrist
Access, City of Wolverhampton College
March 6, 2012

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