Cognitive Analytic Therapy

Distinctive Features

Cognitive Analytic Therapy

Cognitive Analytic Therapy: Distinctive Features offers an introduction to what is distinctive about this increasingly popular method. Written by three Cognitive Analytic Therapists, with many years’ experience, it provides an accessible, bitesize overview of this increasingly used psychological therapy. Using the popular Distinctive Features format, this book describes 15 theoretical features and 15 practical techniques of Cognitive Analytic Therapy. Cognitive Analytic Therapy will be a valuable source for students, professionals in training and practising therapists, as well as other psychotherapists, counsellors and mental health professionals wishing to learn more about the distinctive features of this important therapy.

Cognitive Analytic Therapy

Developments in Theory and Practice

Cognitive Analytic Therapy

This book reviews the history and essential features of CAT, offers a 'state-of-the-art' detailed description of practice, and continues the conceptual development of the field with discussion of the relationship of the CAT model to cognitive and analytical therapies, and to recent research in early child development. It includes authoritative accounts of the application of CAT to eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, self-harm problems, and to group work.

Introducing Cognitive Analytic Therapy

Principles and Practice of a Relational Approach to Mental Health

Introducing Cognitive Analytic Therapy

Introduces the principles and applications of cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is an increasingly popular approach to therapy that is now widely recognised as a genuinely integrative and fundamentally relational model of psychotherapy. This new edition of the definitive text to CAT offers a systematic and comprehensive introduction to its origins, development, and practice. It also provides a fully updated overview of developments in the theory, research, and applications of CAT, including clarification and re-statement of basic concepts, such as reciprocal roles and reciprocal role procedures, as well as extensions into new areas of expertise. Introducing Cognitive Analytic Therapy: Principles and Practice of a Relational Approach to Mental Health, 2nd Edition starts with a brief account of the scope and focus of CAT and how it evolved and explains the main features of its practice. It next offers a brief account of a relatively straightforward therapy to give readers a sense of the unfolding structure and style of a time-limited CAT. Following that are chapters that consider the normal and abnormal development of the Self and that introduce influential concepts from Vygotskian, Bakhtinian and developmental psychology. Subsequent chapters describe selection and assessment; reformulation; the course of therapy; the ‘ideal model’ of therapist activity and its relation to the supervision of therapists; applications of CAT in various patient groups and settings and in treating personality type disorders; use in ‘reflective practice'; a CAT perspective on the ‘difficult’ patient; and systemic and ‘contextual’ approaches. Presents an updated introduction and overview of the principles and practice of cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) Updates the first edition with developments from the last decade, in which CAT theory has deepened and the approach has been applied to new patient groups and extended far beyond its roots Includes detailed, applicable ‘how to’ descriptions of CAT in practice Includes references to CAT published works and suggestions for further reading within each chapter Includes a glossary of terms and several appendices containing the CAT Psychotherapy File; a summary of CAT competences extracted from Roth and Pilling; the Personality Structure Questionnaire; and a description of repertory grid basics and their use in CAT Co-written by the creator of the CAT model, Anthony Ryle, in collaboration with leading CAT practitioner, trainer, and researcher, Ian B. Kerr Introducing Cognitive Analytic Therapy is the definitive book for CAT practitioners and CAT trainees at skills, practitioner, and psychotherapy levels. It should also be of considerable interest and relevance to mental health professionals of all orientations, including clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, mental health nurses, to those working in forensic and various institutional settings, and to a range of other health care and social work professionals.

Cognitive-Analytic Therapy: Active Participation in Change

A New Integration in Brief Psychotherapy

Cognitive-Analytic Therapy: Active Participation in Change

Presents the clinical applications of cognitive-analytic therapy (CAT) in treating patients in both primary care and outpatient settings and as an initial treatment for seriously disturbed patients. Delineates the reformulation process in which patients actively participate in defining their problems and modifying their behavior. Describes general treatment methods, more complex reformulations of patients' difficulties and treatment of the more severely disturbed patient. Also discusses the use of CAT procedures in long-term therapy, in couple therapy and in various work settings. Ideas and methods are illustrated with several case descriptions, studies from therapists and patients and directly recorded material from sessions.

Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Later Life

A New Perspective on Old Age

Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Later Life

Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Later Life explores the specialist skills required when working with older people.

Cognitive Analytic Therapy for People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Carers

Cognitive Analytic Therapy for People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Carers

With a variety of case examples and contributions from experienced clinicians, this book introduces Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) in practical, user-friendly language, and for the first time guides readers on how to use it with people with intellectual disabilities. CAT is increasingly recognised as an effective approach for working with people with intellectual disabilities. It focuses on observing and describing typical patterns of how the client relates to others, how they behave in relationships and how they see themselves. By considering how these patterns first developed and how they can be revised in a more constructive direction, CAT can encourage change to occur as the result of healthier relationships. The contributors describe in straightforward terms how CAT may be used with people with intellectual disabilities, and provide CAT tools adapted specifically for this client group. CAT and autism, CAT with people with intellectual disabilities in forensic settings and CAT with survivors of domestic abuse who have intellectual disabilities are also explored in detail. This is essential reading for any clinician wishing to use CAT with people with intellectual disabilities, including psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers and support workers, as well as professionals across forensic services.

Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Offenders

A New Approach to Forensic Psychotherapy

Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Offenders

Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) is an established form of integrated psychotherapy, which has been applied in a variety of clinical settings to a diversity of disorders with promising outcomes. In Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Offenders, the authors describe the application of CAT to forensic settings, illustrating the use of this type of therapy with a range of offence types and clinical disorders. CAT is presented as a new form of forensic psychotherapy which can enhance the understanding, conceptualisation, treatment and management of offenders. The book offers a novel description of clinical practice and describes the innovative application of cognitive analytic therapy to forensic work in a variety of contexts and settings for numerous offence types and clinical disorders, including: CAT in the treatment of child sex offenders in secure forensic settings the use of CAT with women in secure settings CAT for parents within prisons CAT for borderline and psychopathic personality disorder CAT for a stalking offender community-based CAT with perpetrators of domestic violence CAT for homicide perpetrators (rage-type, serial sexual, dissociative homicides) the application of CAT for Court reporting and managing boundary violations. This book provides an account of a fresh, new approach to conceptualisation and treatment in forensic psychotherapy, and offers the first description of CAT presented in the form of a compilation of illustrations of practice. It will be essential reading for clinical psychologists and psychiatrists, occupational therapists, and anyone who works within services for offenders.

Cognitive Analytic Therapy and the Politics of Mental Health

Cognitive Analytic Therapy and the Politics of Mental Health

Cognitive Analytic Therapy and the Politics of Mental Health provides an overview of the development of cognitive analytic therapy (CAT), and illuminates how the political context affects the way in which therapists consider their work and facilitates their practice. This book examines how CAT contributes to wider debates over ‘the politics of mental health’. With contributions from those working in services – including adult mental health, learning disabilities and child and adolescent therapists – the writers consider how contemporary politics devolves responsibility for mental illness onto those suffering distress. The evolving political and social attitudes clients bring to therapy are also addressed in several chapters, and there is a focus on groups in society who have been marginalized and neglected in mental and physical health services. Cognitive Analytic Therapy and the Politics of Mental Health offers a fresh understanding of the contemporary politics of mental health that will be of interest to all therapists and mental health professionals.

Handbook of Individual Therapy

Handbook of Individual Therapy

Handbook of Individual Therapy is the bestselling textbook which has been used in training many thousands of counsellors and psychotherapists. For its Fourth Edition the book has been thoroughly revised and explained. Praise for the Third Edition: `An important book, not to be missed by any serious counselling student or practitioner' - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling `A book which accepts and even celebrates the diversity of ideas in the field. It stimulates interest and informs. It stirs up debates, and leaves the reader to continue to think about them... an important book, not to be missed by any serious counselling student or practitioner' - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling `Written by excellent people... this is a model of what such books should be. The editor has taken a lot of trouble to make sure that the contributors have written in such a way as to make the different approaches really comparable... I would strongly recommend this book to anyone working in the field of psychotherapy or training as a counsellor or therapist. There is nothing else like it available' - Self & Society Handbook of Individual Therapy Fourth Edition is a major new edition of the highly successful textbook which has become a classic for trainees in counselling and psychotherapy. Revised and updated throughout, the book presents a comprehensive overview of the key approaches to individual therapy practice, including a new chapter on Cognitive Analytic Therapy. Written by those at the forefront of counselling and psychotherapy - each a leading exponent of the particular form of therapy they discuss - the book introduces the principles and methods of individual therapy concisely and accessibly. Following a clearly defined structure, each chapter outlines one approach in detail providing case examples to illustrate how that approach works in practice. Each form of therapy is described in terms of: - its historical context - main theoretical assumptions - mode of practice - which clients will benefit most - the general strengths and limitations of the approach. Further chapters place counselling and psychotherapy in its social context, explore training and supervision and relate research to individual therapy practice. Handbook of Individual Therapy, Fourth Edition is designed for those in training in counselling, psychotherapy and other helping professions such as nursing, social work and education. It will be invaluable for novice therapists looking for an overall picture of individual therapy practice, and also experienced therapists interested in learning about alternative approaches.