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Trust Clinical Psychologist publishes book on CBT Chairwork

09 August 2019

Dr Matthew Pugh, Senior Clinical Psychologist, and CBT Psychotherapist at our Vincent Square Eating Disorders Service authored Cognitive Behavioural Chairwork: Distinctive Features, which has just been published by Routledge.

It offers a practical insight into the theory and practise of chairwork, described as “one of the most powerful and exciting methods of intervention in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).”

His publisher says this is the first book to bring together the many applications of chairwork in CBT.

Chairwork is a psychotherapeutic technique that involves the use of two chairs that face one another. The patient sits in one chair and has a dialogue with an imagined person sitting in the opposite chair. There are different approaches uses to this technique that therapists see as a creative, versatile approach to emotional healing.

Among other things, Dr Pugh's book explores effective experiential procedures for working with automatic thoughts, emotions, behaviours, core beliefs and cognitive processes such as worry and self-criticism.

The book is aimed towards practising clinicians, researchers, and training therapists.

You can find out more about it or buy it here.