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CBTp (CBT for psychosis)

Freeman, D., Freeman, J. and Garety, P. (Editors) (2006) Overcoming Paranoid and Suspicious Thoughts. Robinson Publishing: UK

 The latest research indicates that between 20 and 30% of people in the UK frequently have suspicious or paranoid thoughts and this book is the first self-help guide to coping with fears about others.  Written in a clear and accessible style, this book explains how such fears arise and offers practical steps to deal with them.

 Andrews, D. (2002) Neuropsychology: From Theory to Practice . UK: Psychology Press

This comprehensive textbook provides an accessible account of the theories that seek to explain the complex relationship between brain and behaviour.  Drawing on research findings from the disciplines of neuropsychology, neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and cognitive neuropsychology, Andrew’s provides contemporary models of neuropsychological processes.   The book provides a fresh perspective that takes into account the modern advances of functional neuroimaging and other new research techniques.   

 Chadwick, P. (1996). Cognitive Therapy for Delusions, Voices and Paranoia (Wiley Series in Clinical Psychology).  Chichester: John Wiley and Sons

Internationally respected authors, actively working in this area, establish theoretical reasons for extending cognitive therapy to these symptoms.   This includes a justification for looking at symptoms rather than syndromes, first-person accounts of delusions and hallucinations along with an analysis of why the cognitive approach is ideally suited to the study and treatment of these disabling disorders.  Describes how to make a cognitive assessment of both hallucinations and delusions and which measures to use. 

Fenton, W., Lewis, S., Herrman-Doig, T., Maude, D. and Edwards, J. (2003) Systematic Treatment of Persistent Psychosis (STOPP): A Psychological Approach to Facilitating Recovery in Young People with First Episode Psychosis .  New York: Taylor Francis

This book draws on experience developed at the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Center (EPPIC) in Melbourne.   It describes a cognitively-orientated approach for the treatment of young people with enduring positive psychotic symptoms following a first episode of psychosis.

 Fowler, D., Garety, P. and Kuipers, E. (1995) Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Psychosis: Theory and Practice .  Chichester: John Wiley and Sons

The main principle behind cognitive behaviour therapy is that a client's emotional and behavioural disturbances are not determined by events, but by the way he or she views them.   This book describes the clinical guidelines and detailed therapy procedures used in the practice of cognitive behaviour therapy for patients with psychosis.

 Haddock, G. and Slade, P (editors) (1996) Cognitive-behavioural Interventions with Psychotic Disorders .  Hove: Brunner-Routledge

The book provides a general background to cognitive treatment, and also discusses specific uses of the therapy in treating those people who experience hallucinations, as well as those people who experience delusions.   The contributors also suggest how cognitive behavioural approaches can be integrated with other strategies such as pharmacological methods.

Jones, H.S., Hayward, P. and Lam, D.H. (2002) Coping with Bipolar Disorder .  London: Oneworld Publications

"Coping with Bipolar Disorder" is designed specifically for sufferers of bipolar disorder, their carers, friends and families.   It combines definitive coverage of the condition and information about treatment with an approach, which encourages patients to manage their own psychological health using cognitive behaviour therapy, as well as the more traditional medication regimes.  The result is a straightforward book that should empower sufferers, in addition to giving them necessary advice on such key areas as sleeping habits, coping with stress and anger, and relating to family and friends.

Kingdon, D. (2002) The Case Study Guide to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy of Psychosis .  Chichester: John Wiley and Sons

"..my book of the year, so stimulating it made me want to return to clinical practice..".  "..This is a timely introduction to CBT for Psychosis with its feet firmly on the ground.  (Amazon)"

Lam, H.D., Hayward, P., Bright, J. and Jones, H.S. (1999) Cognitive Therapy for Bipolar Disorder: A Therapist's Guide to Concepts, Methods and Practice .  Chichester: John Wiley and Sons

A cognitive approach to manic-depressive disorders, which has been shown to be effective.   In conjunction with his colleagues Lam has produced this book which clearly describes strategies for coping with these disorders, and is liberally illustrated with clinical examples to make this promising new approach accessible to clinicians."

Nelson, H. (2004). Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Schizophrenia: A Practice Manual (C & H S) .  (2nd edition).  London: Nelson Thorns

 Gives step-by-step guidance on delivering the therapy.   Uses case studies and clinical examples to illustrate applications.   Accessible style is appropriate for all health professionals working with people with schizophrenia.


Nelson, H. (2005).  Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy with Delusions and Hallucinations: A Practice Manual .  London: Nelson Thorns

This book can be used as an instruction or practice reference manual as it gives step-by-step guidance on delivering the therapy using case studies and clinical examples to illustrate applications.   The accessible style ensures that this book is appropriate for all health professionals working with people with delusional beliefs and auditory hallucinations.


Turkington, D. and Kingdon, D. (2005) Cognitive Therapy of Schizophrenia . (2nd edition).  London: Guilford Press

 Schizophrenia was long believed to be untreatable through psychotherapy.   Yet much has changed in understanding this disorder and how to work to reduce the distress and disability it causes as this text will attest.

CBT (for anxiety, panic and depression)

Barlow, D. and Craske, M. (Authors) (2007) Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic: Workbook (Treatments That Work). OUP: USA
The main focus of the treatment involves learning how to face frightening situations and the scary physical symptoms of panic that accompany them from an entirely new perspective.  Self-assessment quizzes, homework exercises, and interactive forms allow you to become an active participant in your treatment. This workbook is a one-of-a-kind resource that has been recommended for use by public health services around the world. It allows you to work alongside your therapist to personalise your treatment strategy and learn recovery skills that are useful for a lifetime.

Craske, M. and Barlow, D. (Authors) (2006) Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry: Client Workbook (Treatments That Work).  OUP: USA

"This is one of the best client workbooks for generalized anxiety disorder in quite some time. Strongly recommended!" (Amazon)

Craske, M. and Barlow, D (Authors) (2007) Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic: Therapist Guide (Treatments That Work).  OUP: USA

This book provides therapists with all the tools necessary to deliver effective treatment for panic disorder.  It provides step-by-step instructions for teaching clients the skills to overcome their fear of panic and panic attacks, as well as case vignettes and techniques for addressing atypical and problematic responses. This therapist guide has been recommended for use by public health services around the world.


Hawton, K., Salkovskis, P., Kirk, J. and Clark, D. (1989) Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Psychiatric Problems .  Oxford: Oxford University Press

The editors have done an excellent job and all the chapters follow a straightforward format, introducing the disorder, discussing formulation, assessment, and treatment, and finishing with a summary of the relevant research evaluating the treatment.   

Neenan, M. and Dryden, W. (2004). Cognitive Therapy: 100 Key Points .  Hove: Brunner-Routledge

This neat, usable book is an essential guide for all therapists, both in training and in practice, who need to ensure they are entirely familiar with the key features of cognitive behavioural therapy.