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Cognitive Therapy for Bipolar Disorder


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About the Author. Preface. Acknowledgement. Chapter 1 Introduction to Bipolar Disorder. Chapter 2 Review of Current Treatment. Chapter 3 Psycho-Social Models in Bipolar Disorder. Chapter 4 Our Model of Cognitive Behavioural Intervention for Bipolar Disorder. Chapter 5 Pre-Therapy Assessment. Chapter 6 Introducing the Model to the Patient. Chapter 7 Goal Setting. Chapter 8 Cognitive Techniques. Chapter 9 Behavioural Techniques. Chapter 10 Self-Management and Coping with Prodromes. Chapter 11 Long-Term Issues, Bipolar Disorders and the Self. Chapter 12 Family and Social Aspects. Chapter 13 Interpersonal Issues in Therapy and Issues Related to Services. References. Index.

About the Author

Dominic H. Lam is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Hull. He has published extensively in various aspects of bipolar disorders and is the main author of the CBT for bipolar disorders trial. Steven H. Jones is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research at Lancaster University. He has published widely on the development of cognitive therapy approaches for bipolar disorder and on psychological models relevant to the development and recurrence of bipolar experiences. Peter Hayward worked for many years at the Institute of Psychiatry and at the Maudsley Hospital. He is now retired but continues to practice CBT privately.


?This book is a helpful treatment manual of cognitive behavioural therapy for BD patients written for professionals. It provides a basic knowledge of BD, including the latest studies. The book offers easy-to-follow guidance and illustrates the process of the therapy with many case examples.? (European Journal of Mental Health, 1 November 2012) "Clinical psychologists Lam (U. of Hull), Steven H. Jones (U. of Lancaster), and Peter Hayward, in private practice, update their 1999 guide to incorporate subsequent literature and their own experience working with bipolar patients using a form of prophylactic psychotherapy in conjunction with medication. The treatment package they describe contains elements from traditional cognitive therapy for depression, but also some elements they have devised for treating the particular difficulties experienced by people with bipolar illness. The early chapters provide readers with a basic knowledge about bipolar disorders, treatments available so far, the psycho-social aspects of bipolar disorders, and their model for psychological intervention. Then they explain the treatment package itself, and how therapists can integrate it into their practice." (Reference and Research Book News, February 2011)

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