Working on the Frontline of Mental Health: A CBT Therapist's Casebook

Author(s) : Steve Sheward

Working on the Frontline of Mental Health: A CBT Therapist's Casebook

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : September 2022
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 162
  • Category :
    Cognitive-Behavioural Therapies
  • Catalogue No : 96743
  • ISBN 13 : 9780367550509
  • ISBN 10 : 0367550504
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Working on the Frontline of Mental Health is an account of the day-to-day work in psychological therapies, highlighting not only the complexities clients present but also their remarkable and moving stories of recovery after many years of adversity.

Steve Sheward, a CBT therapist working on the frontline in the NHS and private practice, presents an overview of different psychological presentations, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and panic disorder, amongst others. Each chapter provides a detailed description of the latest cognitive-behavioural therapy approaches used to help clients overcome psychological challenges which is paired with compelling case studies that demonstrate their application. The book also outlines the challenges of continuing to deliver therapy during the COVID pandemic, as well as the demands placed upon the profession and the psychological challenges experienced by therapists.

This book will be of interest to a variety of mental health professionals, especially those trained in CBT, along with those who have personal experience with mental health problems and the general reader.

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"It is refreshing to read a therapy book that is so transparent and generous in detail about what actually goes on in treatment. Steve is a consummate professional and there is much to be learned from his case studies. His writing is engaging and highly readable, reminiscent of Yalom. I strongly recommend this book for practitioners and patients alike." - Rhena Branch, author and BABCP accredited practitioner, trainer and supervisor in the UK. She is director and clinical lead for the mental health charity Fig Branch.  

About the Author(s)

Steve Sheward is a senior CBT & EMDR Therapist in the National Health Service and in private practice, where he treats clients presenting with a range of psychological problems, including depression, anxiety, obsessive–compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. He has previously worked as a senior manager within the national careers service.

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