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By Windy Dryden

How to Get the main Out of Cognitive Behaviour treatment (CBT): A client’s guide is aimed toward people who find themselves both contemplating consulting a cognitive behaviour therapist or who're really consulting any such therapist. Written by means of one of many world’s major CBT practitioners, it's going to steer you thru the CBT method. The consultant may also help you decide even if CBT is correct for you, offer you recommendation approximately the way to make a healing contract with a therapist, help you organize for CBT periods and the way to use what you've got realized from CBT after treatment has ended.

How to Get the main Out of Cognitive Behaviour treatment (CBT) is a concise and sensible consultant that can assist you to appreciate the CBT technique and the way to utilize your treatment, regardless of which CBT technique your therapist practises, so you proceed to learn from it as soon as treatment has ended and will discover ways to be your personal therapist.

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My view is that while you can still make progress in therapy if you and your therapist don’t like one another, it is more difficult to do so if there is not mutual respect or if you do not have confidence in your therapist’s expertise. The Therapeutic Bond Between You and Your Therapist Is Too Good You may think it strange that getting on too well might be a reason why you may not be making progress in CBT, but it certainly can happen. You and your therapist may enjoy each other’s company so much that you may drift away from the primary objective concerning why you are seeking therapy— to address your emotional problems.

Such a review is usually done at the beginning of the next session so that you can usefully prepare what you are going to say about doing (or not doing) the assignment in advance of the session, as I discussed in Chapter 4. 48 APPLY WHAT YOU LEARN Determine the Reasons Why You Did Not Do the Assignment as Agreed, If This Was the Case, and Address With You Any Obstacles If you did not do the homework assignment, then you may expect your therapist to explore with you the reasons for this. You might usefully prepare for this discussion by completing the form to be found in Appendix 2 and bringing your responses to therapy.

It is misguided for a number of reasons First, it assumes that your CBT therapist can do no wrong. Since your CBT therapist is human first and a therapist a 26 THERAPEUTIC AGREEMENTS WITH THERAPIST distant second, she is susceptible to all the vagaries of being human. In other words, she is fallible and can make mistakes and get things wrong. Even the most skilful and experienced CBT therapist may, for example, explain something in a manner that you just don’t understand. Second, if you assume that your therapist is infallible and always explains things in an understandable way, then if you don’t understand a point that she makes, it must be your fault.

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