This is a comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the origins, development, and practice of cognitive-analytic therapy (CAT). Written by the founder of the method and an experienced psychiatric practitioner and lecturer, it offers a guide to the potential application and experience of CAT with a wide range of difficult clients and disorders and in a variety of hospital, community care and private practice settings. Introducing Cognitive Analytic Therapy includes a wide range of features to aid scholars and trainees: ? Illustrative case histories and numerous case vignettes ? Chapters summaries, further reading and glossary of key terms ? Resources for use in clinical settings Essential reading for practitioners and graduate trainees in psychotherapy, clinical psychology, psychiatry and nursing.
The Scope and Focus of CAT; The Main Features of CAT; Development of the Self: Background Considerations; Normal and Abnormal Development of the Self and its Implications for Psychotherapy; Selection and Assessment of Patients for Individual CAT; The Reformulation Sessions; The Therapy Relationship; The Detailed CAT Model of Therapist Interventions and its use in Supervision; CAT in Various Conditions and Contexts; The Treatment of Personality Disorders; The 'Difficult' Patient and Contextual Reformulation