Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Holiday Reading (not!)

I’m signing off for holidays now – the next blog will be at the start of September.

In the meantime, as a partial follow-up to my comments on training last week, here are some books that I have found interesting and helpful in relation to the Integrative CBT approach.

These choices are personal, eclectic, and of the moment... some of them will be very familiar, others not. I’ll let you do your own googling if you want to find out more about any of them.



Level 1:

Clarkson, P. (2004) Gestalt Counselling in Action. London: Sage.

Gilbert, P. & Leahy, R.L. (2009) The Therapeutic Relationship in the Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapies. Routledge.

Power, M. (2010) Emotion-Focused Cognitive Therapy. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.

Rogers, C.R. (1951) Client-Centered Therapy. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Safran, J. & Segal, Z. (1996) Interpersonal Process in Cognitive Therapy. Jason Aronson




Level 2:

Egan, G. (1994) The Skilled Helper: a Problem-management Approach to Helping.
5th edn. Pacific Grove: Brooks/Cole.

Glasser, W.R. (1999) Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom. HarperCollins.

Miller, W. R. & Rollnick, S. (2002) Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People for Change. New York: Guilford.

Nelson-Jones, R. (2006) Human Relationship Skills. Routledge.

Rosenberg, M.B. (2003) Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. Puddle Dancer Press.




Level 3:

Beck, A.T. (1976) Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders. New York:
International Universities Press.

Beck, J. (1995) Cognitive Therapy: Basics and Beyond. New York: Guilford Press.

Bennett-Levy, J. et al (eds) (2004) Oxford Guide to Behavioural Experiments in Cognitive Therapy. Oxford: OUP.

Kouimtsidis, C. et al (2007) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the Treatment of Addiction. Chichester: Wiley.

Kuyken, W., Padesky, C.A. & Dudley, R. (2009) Collaborative Case Conceptualization: Working Effectively with Clients in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. New York: Guilford Press.

Sanders, D. & Wills, F. (2005) Cognitive Therapy: An Introduction. London: Sage.




Level 4:

Young, J.E., Klosko, J.S., & Weishaar, M. (2003). Schema Therapy: A Practitioner's Guide. Guilford Publications: New York

Harris, J.R. (1999) The Nurture Assumption. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Ridley, M. (2004) Nature via Nurture: Genes, Experience & What Makes Us Human. Harper Perrenial.

Bradshaw, J. (1991) Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child. Piatkus Books.

Fennell, M. (2009) Overcoming Low Self-Esteem: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive-Behavioural Techniques. London: Robinson




Level 5:

Buss, D. (2003) The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating. New York: Basic Books.

Feltham, C. (2007) What’s Wrong with Us? – The Anthropology Thesis. West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons

Frankl, V.E. (1997) Man’s Search for Meaning – revised and updated. Simon & Schuster.

Gilbert, P. & Bailey, K.G. (2000) Genes on the Couch: Explorations in Evolutionary Psychotherapy. Hove: Brunner-Routledge.

Nabakov, V. (2000) Lolita. Penguin Classics.

Solomon, A. (2002) The Noonday Demon: An Anatomy of Depression. London: Vintage.

Tolstoy, L. (2003) Anna Karenina. Penguin Classics.

(And many more fiction classics, old and new – here’s a link to an interesting article from Psychiatric Times on “Why Psychiatrists Should Read the Humanities”)




Bye for now, see you in September…

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