This section provides various therapist manuals which mental health practitioners may find useful as a guide for conducting therapy for problems such as depression, bipolar disorder, and repetitive negative thinking. The therapist manuals provide session outlines and suggested activities as well as relevant worksheets and handouts.
CCI provides relevant training for mental health professionals, many of which focus on the manuals provided here. Please see the training calendar for updates on training dates.
CCI produces a number of therapist manuals in hard copy (printed) format which are available for purchase. These are listed below. If you click on the links, you can view the cover and table of contents for each manual.
To purchase a manual, please complete the Therapist Manuals Order Form.
In addition to the printed manuals for purchase, we have developed other electronic manuals that are available for free download. We have not used these manuals in our clinic for several years, but we continue to make them available online as they are popular with clinicians.
Psychosocial approaches to managing psychosis have shifted from a purely behavioural focus to an emphasis on the interaction of cognitions and behaviour the symptoms of psychosis. There has been a particular emphasis on the factors maintaining the experience of residual psychotic symptoms (e.g. hallucinations), but also on the distress and disturbance that can be associated with experiencing these symptoms.
Individuals with severe psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia, typically experience numerous problems in their relationships with others. For many clients, poor social functioning is related to social skill difficulties. Helping clients improve their social skills enables them to enhance their social functioning in the community.
The suggestion and empirical finding that there exists a significant rate of comorbid social anxiety in individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia has existed for over a decade. The inclusion of treatment programmes for people whose psychosis is well controlled, yet suffer from co-morbid social anxiety, offers an improvement in mental health care.
The effect of aggressive behaviour on young people and others in their lives can be far-reaching. This is a skills-based group program which allows the young person to learn and practice the skills needed for aggression control. While the treatment program is specifically designed for young people, many of the underlying concepts may also be relevant to adults.
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