Synopses & Reviews
"The third edition of this handbook attains the same high standards of scientific rigor, clinical breadth, and practical relevance that have made prior editions so successful and authoritative. Providing a highly informative integration of science and practice, chapters are written by the leading experts on CBT. This volume is a 'must read' for psychotherapy students being introduced to CBT and for practitioners who need a concise, balanced, and informative review of the latest advances."--David A. Clark, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of New Brunswick, Canada
"Even seasoned clinicians would benefit from reading this volume, which reviews CBT's roots and presents current thinking from top practitioners and researchers. Chapters thoroughly introduce cognitive and behavioral methods and provide detailed descriptions of the most prominent therapies. Unlike other CBT books that are organized around specific diagnoses, this book disentangles the treatments from the disorders. Its special strength lies in its broader focus on the processes involved in delivering the very best CBT interventions."--Jerusha Detweiler-Bedell, PhD, Department of Psychology, Lewis & Clark College
"The large body of research testing the effectiveness of CBT is one of the field's strengths. In this volume, Dobson and his colleagues offer an up-to-date, detailed review of CBT research and practice, including valuable new chapters. This volume is an excellent text for graduate courses and will provide clinicians with up-to-date coverage of clinical techniques and their empirical bases."--James Pretzer, PhD, Director, Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy"This extremely well-written volume provides sophisticated coverage of the broad array of cognitive-behavioral therapies. It begins by reviewing the many different strands of CBT and the findings from treatment outcome studies, and offers excellent discussions of case conceptualization and cognitive assessment. These introductory sections form a strong base for chapters on the theory and techniques of the various CBT approaches. Unique strengths include the book's transdiagnostic approach to treatment, its cutting-edge coverage of cognitive science, and the chapters on newer therapies. Highly recommended as a graduate psychotherapy text."--Sheri L. Johnson, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
"Dobson's revision of this classic volume provides a solid resource for psychologists and students of psychology. Many of us find that we become highly focused on our specific clinical work, teaching, and research, and it is easy to feel out of touch with the broader developments in the field. It is very helpful to pick up a resource such as this one to remind ourselves of the bigger picture in this important and influential treatment approach. Dobson has chosen authors for each topic who are key figures in the development of the approaches covered in their chapters. This choice of authors shows in the quality of the presentations and the familiarity with the key issues in each area....Will be very useful in graduate courses on CBT and in settings where clinical students are supervised. Practitioners and students with an interest in CBT will find it very helpful as a guide to the broad range of approaches and issues in CBT."--Canadian Psychology
"A mainstay in the cognitive behavioral field....The authors have taken an authoritative research-based approach to their writing, providing excellent referencing on all areas. Everything is clear and presented in a well-thought-out format....Provides a sophisticated and intelligent empirical base from which a clinician can base their psychotherapy. This makes this book not only highly recommended for psychology, nurse or research students at graduate level and beyond, but for all therapists who want empirically based up-to-date knowledge on our ever broadening therapy."--Behvioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
"The original Handbook
was a worthy contribution to the clinical literature, and the second edition promises to be one as well. The text is thoughtful and incisive. It has something to offer both the scientist and the practitioner, and integrates these perspectives in a lively and informative fashion." --Steven D. Hollon, PhD, Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University
"This important volume surveys the range of the major cognitive-behavioral therapies to date. Its depth and breadth are impressive and help the reader sort out the similarities and differences in conceptualization and treatment among these therapies. This book should prove useful for graduate students as well as for mental health professionals who are interested in a comprehensive description of the cognitive-behavioral therapy field." --Judith S. Beck, PhD, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, Bala Cynwyd, PA
"The development and proliferation of cognitive-behavioral approaches since the publication of the first edition of this Handbook has been nothing less than extraordinary. In the tradition of the well-received first edition, this superbly edited and written second edition provides the latest authoritative statements on the theory and conceptual issues underlying today's cognitive-behavioral therapies....While the chapters emphasize the theoretical and empirical bases for these approaches, they also provide ample descriptions of the respective treatments and illuminate the links between theory and intervention. Conceptual and methodological issues that cut across different therapies are given balanced and in-depth treatment with an empirical emphasis that is the hallmark of cognitive-behavioral therapy. This book is particularly well suited as a text for graduate courses in psychotherapy and for psychiatric residents who are learning a cognitive-behavioral approach." --Andrew C. Butler, PhD, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research; Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Medical School
This acclaimed text and practitioner reference presents an authoritative overview of major models of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Foremost treatment developers explain core CBT principles and provide a framework for systematic assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment planning. Scholarly yet accessible chapters on each therapy detail what makes the approach unique, which clinical problems it is used to treat, what assessment and intervention tools have been developed, how they are implemented, and what the research reveals about the therapys effectiveness. Special topics include working with children and adolescents, couples, and culturally diverse clients. The Handbook has been widely adopted in training programs, and the revisions in this edition reinforce its value as a text.
New to This Edition
* The latest findings and clinical advances.
* Additional therapies: schema therapy and mindfulness- and acceptance-based interventions.
* Chapter on the empirical evidence base for CBT.
* Chapters on treatment of couples and culturally diverse clients.
Fully revised and updated, the second edition of this authoritative Handbook
reflects the continuing evolution of the field over the last decade. The volume brings together established experts to review the theories, research, and treatment methodologies associated with the major cognitive-behavioral models. Part I describes historical foundations and basic principles. Extensively rewritten chapters cover such topics as assessment strategies and recent developments in the cognitive sciences, and new chapters have been added on case formulation and psychotherapy integration. Part II comprises detailed presentations of specific treatment approaches: cognitive therapy, rational-emotive behavior therapy, self-management approaches, problem-solving therapies, and child and adolescent applications. Chapters on each model combine thorough coverage of theory and research with illuminating clinical vignettes.
About the Author
Keith S. Dobson, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where he has served in various roles, including past Director of Clinical Psychology and current Head of Psychology and Co-Leader of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute Depression Research Program. Dr. Dobsons research has focused on cognitive models and mechanisms in depression and the treatment of depression, particularly using cognitive-behavioral therapies. His research has resulted in over 150 published articles and chapters, eight books, and numerous conference and workshop presentations in many countries. In addition to his research on depression, Dr. Dobson has written about developments in professional psychology and ethics, and he has been actively involved in psychology organizations, including a term as President of the Canadian Psychological Association. He was a member of the University of Calgary Research Ethics Board for many years and is President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy as well as President-Elect of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. Dr. Dobson is a recipient of the Canadian Psychological Associations Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Profession of Psychology.
Table of Contents
I. Historical, Philosophical, and Scientific Foundations
1. Historical and Philosophical Bases of the CognitiveBehavioral Therapies, Keith S. Dobson and David J. A. Dozois
2. The Evidence Base for CognitiveBehavioral Therapy, Amanda M. Epp and Keith S. Dobson
3. Cognitive Science and the Conceptual Foundations of CognitiveBehavioral Therapy: Viva la Evolution!, Rick E. Ingram and Greg J. Siegle
4. CognitiveBehavioral Therapy and Psychotherapy Integration, T. Mark Harwood, Larry E. Beutler, and Mylea Charvat
II. Assessment Considerations
5. Cognitive Assessment: Issues and Methods, David M. Dunkley, Kirk R. Blankstein, and Zindel V. Segal
6. CognitiveBehavioral Case Formulation, Jacqueline B. Persons and Joan Davidson
III. The Therapies
7. Problem-Solving Therapy, Thomas J. DZurilla and Arthur M. Nezu
8. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Windy Dryden, Daniel David, and Albert Ellis
9. Cognitive Therapy, Robert J. DeRubeis, Christian A. Webb, Tony Z. Tang, and Aaron T. Beck
10. Schema Therapy, Rachel Martin and Jeffrey Young
11. Mindfulness and Acceptance Interventions in CognitiveBehavioral Therapy, Alan E. Fruzzetti and Karen R. Erikson
IV. Applications to Specific Populations
12. CognitiveBehavioral Therapy with Youth, Sarah A. Crawley, Jennifer L. Podell, Rinad S. Beidas, Lauren Braswell, and Philip C. Kendall
13. CognitiveBehavioral Couple Therapy, Donald H. Baucom, Norman B. Epstein, Jennifer S. Kirby, and Jaslean J. LaTaillade
14. CognitiveBehavioral Therapy with Diverse Populations, David W. Pantalone, Gayle Y. Iwamasa, and Christopher R. Martell