Positive CBT

Positive CBT

Individual and Group Treatment Protocols for Positive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

by Fredrike Bannink, Nicole Geschwind

Print edition
Print edition
Positive CBT
ISBN: 9780889375789
2021, x/142 pages
Due March 2021
ca. US $49.80
Excluding tax
Positive CBT

Step-by-step guidance for carrying out positive CBT

  • Learn about the evidence-base for positive CBT
  • Teach clients what works for them with the treatment protocols
  • Download client workbooks

More about the book

Positive CBT integrates positive psychology and solution-focused brief therapy within a cognitive-behavioral framework. It focuses not on reducing what is wrong, but on building what is right. This fourth wave of CBT, developed by Fredrike Bannink, is now being applied worldwide for various psychological disorders. After an introductory chapter exploring the three approaches incorporated in positive CBT, the research into the individual treatment protocol for use with clients with depression by Nicole Geschwind and her colleagues at Maastricht University is presented.

The two 8-session treatment protocols provide practitioners with a step-by-step guide on how to apply positive CBT with individual clients and groups. This approach goes beyond simply symptom reduction and instead focuses on the client’s desired future, on finding exceptions to problems and identifying competencies. Topics such as self-compassion, optimism, gratitude, and behavior maintenance are explored. In addition to the protocols, two workbooks for clients are available online for download by practitioners.

Praise for the book

“Positive CBT changes what we focus on and how we work in helping people change.”
Prof. Paul Gilbert, University of Derby, UK

“Positive CBT offers a different approach not only for our clients but also for ourselves, therapists, as an antidote against burnout and general negativity.”
Prof. Filip Raes, Professor of Psychology at KU Leuven, Belgium

"People should more often focus on everything in their life that is going well, and that is exactly what this therapy is aimed at. I've noticed that when you focus on the things that are going well, the things that are not going well automatically get smaller."
Client in positive CBT

“Now I am really building the life that I want.”
Client in positive CBT

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