Transdiagnostic Group Therapy Training and Implementation

Transdiagnostic Group Therapy Training and Implementation

The Take Control Course

1st Edition - July 19, 2018

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  • Authors: Lydia Morris, Phil Mcevoy, Tanya Wallwork, Rachel Bates, Jody Comiskey, Warren Mansell
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128139899
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128139905

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Transdiagnostic Group Therapy Training and Implementation provides clinicians with a user-friendly roadmap for delivering a brief, transdiagnostic group therapy that can be used for patients suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, and a range of other related mental health problems. This is supplemented by over an hour of training videos hosted on the book’s companion website, visually demonstrating how to effectively implement the therapy. The book introduces the empirical research that has led to a greater emphasis on transdiagnostic treatment approaches, and details how to implement each phase of the therapy, supported by clinical examples to make practical application easier.

Key Features

  • Presents therapy suitable for a variety of mental health problems
  • Outlines how to adapt therapy for different patient populations
  • Includes Method of Levels transdiagnostic cognitive therapy
  • Features video demonstrations, worksheets, slides, and more on companion website


Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychotherapists; students in clinical psychology and psychotherapy; academic researchers

Table of Contents

  • Part A
    1: Introduction to this book and the Take Control Course
    2: Conceptual and theoretical background
    3: PCT within psychological interventions
    4: How to use this book

    Part B
    1: Session 1, Thinking about control
    2: Session 2, What blocks our control?
    3: Session 3, Feeling in control short term vs getting control of your life
    4: Session 4, Taking control of the things around you
    5: Session 5, Building on strengths, qualities and resources
    6: Session 6, Moving forward: what gets me stuck, what helps

    Part C
    1: Riding the waves of CBT: Contextualising the Take Control Course within CBT
    2: Embracing the diversity within the course: Revisiting theory and practice to address clients’ personal concerns
    3: Taking practice forward

    A: Accessibility, clarity and ease of use of the Take Control Course manual: a qualitative study
    B: List of session themes that can be provided to clients
    C: Evaluation forms (sessional and final session)
    D: Adherence rating scale
    E: Session guides for all sessions
    F: Examples of metaphors to be used during the awareness practice

Product details

  • No. of pages: 268
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: July 19, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128139899
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128139905

About the Authors

Lydia Morris

Dr. Lydia Morris is a Clinical Psychologist who has extensive experience of working in mental health primary care contexts. The manual was in part written while Dr. Morris was employed by Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust. She has been affiliated with the University of Manchester for much of the duration of the manual production and is now employed by the University of Salford.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK

Phil Mcevoy

Dr. Phil McEvoy is service director of a primary care team (Six Degrees Social Enterprise, Salford, Greater Manchester). Six Degrees Social Enterprise delivers socially innovative mental health services that are at the leading edge of practice. In recent years they have been finalists in the National Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards, the National Patient Experience Awards and the Health Service Journal Awards.

Affiliations and Expertise

Six Degrees Social Enterprise, Salford, UK

Tanya Wallwork

Affiliations and Expertise

Six Degrees Social Enterprise, Salford, UK

Rachel Bates

Affiliations and Expertise

Six Degrees Social Enterprise, Salford, UK

Jody Comiskey

Affiliations and Expertise

Six Degrees Social Enterprise, Salford, UK

Warren Mansell

Dr. Warren Mansell is a highly regarded researcher, who has published a number of texts on psychological approaches. These include: Cognitive Behavioral Processes Across Disorders (Harvey, Watkins, Mansell & Shafran, 2004); a self-help book called Coping with fears and phobias: a step-by-step guide to understanding and facing your anxieties (Mansell, 2007); and a number of therapy manuals (Mansell, Carey & Tai, 2013; Carey, Mansell & Tai, 2015; Stott et al., 2010), including Transdiagnostic CBT using Method of Levels Therapy (Mansell, Carey, & Tai, 2013). He has been employed by the University of Manchester throughout the duration of the manual production.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Manchester, UK

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  • Richard P. Mon Nov 26 2018

    An Apparently Excellent Guide

    This seems to be an excellent guide for conducting group therapy training using a transdiagnostic approach based on Perceptual Control Theory (PCT). A Companion Web Site also provides access to the following resources for use during each group session: Facilitator Resources, Videos, PowerPoint Slides, and Worksheets for participant use. The book is well written and with its supporting resources provides all that facilitators need to conduct the six group sessions that comprise the Take Control Course that it describes.