Dr Kelly J Alexander, Sara Henley

Developing Resilience Using Cognitive Behavioural Strategies

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A CareKnowledge report



“The key principles of CBT can support social care workers to better understand their thinking styles and associated feelings and behaviours; thereby gaining insight in terms of unhelpful responses, identifying more effective coping strategies and enhancing resilience for wellbeing and practice.”

This CareKnowledge report, written by Dr Kelly J Alexander and Sara Henley, highlights the use of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), providing an overview of CBT and its evidence base, focusing on developing skills in using the approach with case examples, and offering guidance about using CBT in practice. It includes a worksheet template for the application of CBT to practice.

This report was first published on CareKnowledge, the subscription service supporting essential workforce development for adult and children’s social care. Find out how CareKnowledge can support your practice and continuing professional development here.


Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd

Pages: 16


Dr Kelly J Alexander is Academic Portfolio Lead for Social Work at the University of Bedfordshire. Sara Henley is a Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist.


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