CBT: A Clinician’s Guide to Using the Five Areas Approach

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This book is essential reading for practitioners involved in introducing the use of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) into their clinical practice.

Utilising the popular and accessible language of the five areas model, the book covers how to introduce and support someone in 10, 20 or a full 60 minutes. A key focus is on making CBT accessible and usable by patients and practitioners alike.

This resource teaches the key theoretical underpinnings of CBT, and how to introduce, support and review patient progress using a variety of one to one guided CBT resources based on the five areas approach. The book provides a proven delivery model for wider dissemination of this evidence-based CBT approach.


* Outlines the challenges faced and how to overcome these when working using guided    CBT self-help

* How to offer support face to face, or using telephone, email or classes

* Practical information and advice for all those wishing to use the five areas guided CBT interventions in their clinical practice

* Describes how to introduce, support and review progress using the Plan, Do, Review model

* Provides a detailed description of the wide range of five areas resources and how to use them with patients.

* Including support scripts and linked online resources

Key reading for general practitioners, psychologists, psychological well-being practitioners (PWPs), self-help support workers, coaches, counsellors, nurses, occupational therapists, teachers, psychiatrists, condition management/back to work teams, managers and commissioners and other practitioners wishing to incorporate CBT as part of their practice and services.

‘This book is a ‘must have’ for any clinician working across all steps; not only with common mental health problems but also with physical and long term health conditions. It is a brilliant and user friendly guide to using the five areas approach…’ CBT Today.

‘... a fantastic and flexible way to illustrate how common mental health problems affect people’s lives and how to help people overcome their problems through the five areas approach whether in large group settings or face to face working.‘ CBT Today.

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Chris Williams BSc (Hons) MBCHB MMedSc MD FRCPsych, Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry
and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

Marie Chellingsworth BSc (Hons), Dip. Nurse, RMN. MSc, Senior Lecturer in Psychological Therapies and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health. Course Director for the IAPT Low Intensity PG Certificate in Psychological Therapies, School of Nursing at Nottingham University, UK.

ISBN: 978-0-340-99129-9

Additional information

Weight 0.510 kg
Dimensions 17.5 × 1.2 × 24.5 cm

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