This groundbreaking book explains the "whats" and "how-tos" of metacognitive therapy (MCT), an innovative form of cognitive-behavioral therapy with a growing empirical evidence base.
MCT developer Adrian Wells shows that much psychological distress results from how a person responds to negative thoughts and beliefs-for example, by ruminating or worrying-rather than the content of those thoughts.
He presents practical techniques and specific protocols for addressing metacognitive processes to effectively treat generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and major depression.
Special features include reproducible treatment plans and assessment and case formulation tools, plus a wealth of illustrative case material.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 316 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Guilford Publications
- Publication Date: 12/11/2008
- Category: Psychotherapy
- ISBN: 9781593859947