Book: Cognitive Analytic Therapy and the Politics of Mental Health

Book Title:

Cognitive Analytic Therapy and the Politics of Mental Health.

Author(s): Rachel Pollard and Julie Lloyd (Editors).

Year: 2018.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Routledge.

Type(s): Hardcover, Paperback, and Kindle.

Synopsis:

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.

Book: Cognitive Analytic Supervision

Book Title:

Cognitive Analytic Supervision: A Relational Approach.

Author(s): Deborah Pickvance (Editor).

Year: 2016.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Routledge.

Type(s): Hardcover, Paperback, and Kindle.

Synopsis:

Cognitive Analytic Supervision: A relational approach is the first book to present a cognitive analytic perspective on psychotherapy supervision. This edited collection of original chapters reflects the ways in which CAT therapists and supervisors have developed the model and used it in diverse settings. It is a significant contribution to the literature on relational psychotherapy supervision, written by established CAT supervisors, trainers and therapists who, together, have an enormous amount of professional and clinical experience.
The book covers important areas such as:

  • The relational theory and practice of CAT supervision.
  • A cognitive analytic conceptualisation of narcissistic difficulties.
  • Intercultural issues in supervision (based on CAT training experience in India).
  • Ethical and clinical dilemmas in supervision.
  • Supervision of consultancy work.

Cognitive Analytic Supervision will be of interest to CAT supervisors, therapists and trainee supervisors, as well as supervisors and therapists working in other therapeutic models, in particular those with a relational approach. This book may be a useful bridge into relationally informed supervision for therapists who do not have an explicitly relational focus.

Book: Cognitive Analytic Therapy

Book Title:

Cognitive Analytic Therapy: Distinctive Features (Psychotherapy and Counselling Distinctive Features).

Author(s): Claire Corbridge, Laura Brummer, and Philippa Coid.

Year: 2017.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Routledge.

Type(s): Hardcover, Paperback, and Kindle.

Synopsis:

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.

Book: Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Borderline Personality Disorder

Book Title:

Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Borderline Personality Disorder : The Model and the Method

Author(s): Anthony Ryle.

Year: 1997.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

Borderline Personality Disorder patients are impulsive, unstable and destructive, hurting themselves and those around them, including those who seek to help them. This has resulted in a widespread reluctance to treat them and a pessimism about treatment.

In the experience of the authors this pessimism is unjustified, because for many patients a relatively brief intervention can be effective in cost-benefit terms as well as human terms. The interventions illustrated here have been used to treat outpatients for 15 years.

The results indicate that treatments can achieve clinically significant changes in the course of 16 24 sessions, in a substantial proportion of patients. While CAT shares some ideas and methods with other approaches, it introduces many new features and is uniquely integrated at both the theoretical and practical level. The early joint reformulation of patients problems serves to contain destructiveness and to create a working alliance. Also, the use of reformulation to teach self-reflection and avoid collusive responses from the therapist, throughout the therapy, represents a powerful new technique.

The book offers a critical appraisal of current ideas and practices, contrasting with these the ways in which CAT mobilises the patient s own resources. The authors argue that CAT should have a place in any service seeking to help these difficult patients.

Book: Introducing Cognitive Analytic Therapy

Book Title:

Introducing Cognitive Analytic Therapy: Principles and Practice of a Relational Approach to Mental Health.

Author(s): Anthony Ryle and Ian B. Kerr.

Year: 2020.

Edition: Second (2nd).

Publisher: Wiley.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

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.