A Transdiagnostic Approach to CBT using Method of Levels Therapy: Distinctive Features Warren Mansell, Timothy A. Carey, Sara J. Tai
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the treatment of choice for most mental health problems. Each different problem is usually treated by a different model of CBT. Yet evidence tells us that the same processes are responsible for long-term distress in us all. This handy manual draws on evidence and theory to provide the key principles to aid change and recovery. The transdiagnostic approach is supported by a wealth of evidence that processes such as worry, emotion suppression, self-criticism, and avoidance maintain distress across psychological disorders. Perceptual Control Theory (PCT) explains all of these processes as forms of ‘inflexible control’, and the Method of Levels Therapy (MOL) helps people to let go of these habits. The principles and techniques of MOL are clearly and practically described for clinicians to offer a transdiagnostic CBT that is tailor-made to the goals of each client. This novel volume will be essential reading for novice and experienced CBT therapists, as well as counselors and psychotherapists. Its accessible explanation of Perceptual Control Theory and its application to real-world problems also makes it a useful resource for undergraduates, graduates, and researchers in psychology.
Categories: Psychology – Clinical Psychology
ISBN 10: 0415507642
ISBN 13: 9780415507646
Series: CBT Distinctive Features