This best seller sustains the adoption of new habits, new routines and new ways of thinking by immersing students in practices that encourage self-awareness, goal-setting, emotional resilience and strategies to preserve. The ideas are accompanied by engaging case studies and an array of appealing graphics ready to be photocopied and placed into action.
Cognitive Behavioural Training: A How-to Guide for Successful Behaviour is published by Hawker Brownlow Education and is distributed throughout Australia, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Here's what an independent reviewer from the Australian Journal of Learning Disabilities had to say about CBT:
This text, aimed at educators, counselors and health professionals, was launched with great enthusiasm at the International SPELD Conference in Adelaide and it does not disappoint. It is easy to read and is simply bursting with ideas from checklists, to aromatherapy, to tactile cues. Clear headings and tabbed examples will appeal to busy practitioners as a ready reference. The author has whipped up an attractive mix of educational principles, common sense and management tips - a kind of chicken soup for the beleaguered - and seasoned it with care for children who are different.
This is not a scholarly tome examining the validity of CBT. Nor does the author claim to be highly original. His achievement is in bringing together a useful and encouraging collection of material and presenting it in a way which is immediately accessible.