The mini e-book CBT Fundamentals gives an overview of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), including some of the key concepts and techniques, both cognitive and behavioural. There is also a look at the CBT strategies that are typically used in the treatment of a number of different mental health conditions and psychological problems, such as anger and low self-esteem.
CBT is considered to be an evidence-based treatment for multiple different conditions, as there is a substantial body of research to support its effectiveness. Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s the best fit for every individual, though.
Topics covered include:
- the ABCs
- cognitive distortions
- thought records
- evaluating rules and assumptions
- various cognitive and behavioural interventions, including prolonged exposure
This resource includes a combination of self-help strategies and information that can help you to make a better decision about whether CBT is a good fit for you to pursue with a therapist. Even for people who aren’t interested in CBT as a whole, there are likely some bits and pieces that can be useful for your own self-management.
This resource is available as a downloadable PDF.
Length: 37 pages
CBT Fundamentals is also available as part of the Therapy Mini-Ebook Collection.
You may be interested in these posts on Mental Health @ Home that also touch on CBT fundamentals: