Synopses & Reviews
The leading text for students and practicing therapists who want to learn the fundamentals of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), this book is eminently practical and authoritative. In a highly accessible, step-by-step style, master clinician Judith S. Beck demonstrates how to engage patients, develop a sound case conceptualization, plan treatment, and structure sessions effectively. Core cognitive, behavioral, and experiential techniques are explicated and strategies are presented for troubleshooting difficulties and preventing relapse. An extended case example and many vignettes and transcripts illustrate CBT in action. Reproducible clinical tools can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
See also Dr. Beck's Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems: What to Do When the Basics Don't Work, which addresses ways to solve frequently encountered problems with patients who are not making progress.
New to This Edition *Reflects over 15 years of research advances and the author's ongoing experience as a clinician, teacher, and supervisor. *Chapters on the evaluation session and behavioral activation. *Increased emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, building on patients' strengths, and homework. *Now even more practical: features reproducibles and a sample case write-up.
About the Author
Judith S. Beck, PhD, is President of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (www.beckinstitute.org) and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She has written nearly 100 articles and chapters as well as several books for professionals and consumers; has made hundreds of presentations, nationally and internationally, on topics related to CBT; and is the codeveloper of the Beck Youth Inventories and the Personality Belief Questionnaire. Dr. Beck is a founding fellow and past president of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
Table of Contents
Foreword, Aaron T. Beck 1. Introduction to Cognitive Therapy 2. Overview of Treatment 3. Cognitive Conceptualization 4. The Evaluation Session 5. Structure of the First Therapy Session 6. Behavioral Activation 7. Session 2 and Beyond: Structure and Format 8. Problems with Structuring the Therapy Session 9. Identifying Automatic Thoughts 10. Identifying Emotions 11. Evaluating Automatic Thoughts 12. Responding to Automatic Thoughts 13. Identifying and Modifying Intermediate Beliefs 14. Identifying and Modifying Core Beliefs 15. Additional Cognitive and Behavioral Techniques 16. Imagery 17. Homework 18. Termination and Relapse Prevention 19. Treatment Planning 20. Problems in Therapy 21. Progressing as a Cognitive Therapist Appendices Appendix A. Cognitive Case Write-Up Appendix B. Cognitive Behavior Therapy Resources Appendix C. Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale