Introduction to cognitive-behavioural therapy

by Professor Chris Williams and Dr Rebeca Martinez

 

Last reviewed: June 2015

 

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a short-term, problem-focused psychosocial intervention.

 

Generic CBT skills provide a readily accessible model for patient assessment and management and can usefully inform general clinical skills in everyday practice.

 

This module will help you understand the role of CBT in general adult psychiatry, enabling you to start helping patients and/or their carers to look at difficulties from a cognitive-behavioural perspective.

 

This module will help you to answer the following questions: 

 

  • What is CBT?

 

  • How can I use CBT in my everyday practice?

 

  • What is the role of thoughts and behaviours in CBT?

 

  • What interventions are used during a course of CBT?

 

  • When should I refer someone for CBT?

 

  • What happens during a course of CBT?

 

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If you like this module, you may also be interested in:

 

An introduction to CBT in psychosis by Dr Prasanna N de Silva and Victoria Lumley

 

Computer-aided cognitive-behavioural therapy by Dr Lina Gega and Professor Isaac Marks

 

Book from RCPsych Publications: CBT for Adults: A Practical Guide for Clinicians

 

BJPsych Advances: related articles for CPD Online

 

 

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