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Learning Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
An Illustrated Guide
Core Competencies in Psychotherapy

Jesse H. Wright, M.D., Ph.D., Monica R. Basco, Ph.D., and Michael E. Thase, M.D.
Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., Series Editor
DVD Included!

Download Forms and Checklists
Click here to access helpful forms in planning or performing CBT, featured in Appendix 1, “Worksheets and Checklists.”
With its unique combination of “reading, seeing, and doing” through lavish use of video, tables and charts, learning exercises, troubleshooting examples, and practical tips for getting the most from treatment interventions, Learning Cognitive-Behavior Therapy: An Illustrated Guide is designed to help both students and practitioners master the core methods of this proven form of psychotherapy.

This easy-to-use guidebook offers brief video vignettes (included on DVD) of master cognitive-behavior therapists who show how to implement the most important techniques of CBT, such as
  • The collaborative therapeutic relationship
  • Full descriptions and instructions on the most effective behavioral strategies; a program designed for achieving competency
  • An integrated cognitive-behavioral/biological/interpersonal model for treatment
  • Instructions on fully integrating CBT with psychopharmacological intervention and on formulation and treatment planning methods endorsed by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy
Learning Cognitive-Behavior Therapy: An Illustrated Guide covers all of the key features of CBT, beginning with the origins of the CBT model and an overview of core theories and techniques that guide the work of effective cognitive-behavior therapists. Subsequent chapters cover
  • In-depth explanations and illustrations of the core methods and desired elements of the therapeutic relationship in CBT, including how to conceptualize a case with the CBT model and how to structure effective sessions
  • The critical functions of structure and psychoeducation
  • Pragmatic instructions on how to implement the most important CBT methods, including specific methods used to identify and change maladaptive cognitions and behavior in major psychiatric disorders, from depression and anxiety to bipolar disorder, psychoses, and eating and personality disorders
  • A unique troubleshooting guide to assist readers in overcoming common clinical problems in implementing CBT
  • Helpful learning exercises to enhance understanding and put CBT interventions to work
  • Guidelines and measures to assess progress toward achieving competency in CBT and continuing to build skills in this effective treatment approach
This remarkable volume concludes with two appendices of practical worksheets, checklists, thought records, and other written exercises for clinical practice, and recommended web sites and other CBT learning resources. A DVD is also included.

Written by expert cognitive-behavior therapists, Learning Cognitive-Behavior Therapy: An Illustrated Guide is the essential resource for students of medicine, psychiatry, psychology, social work, pastoral counseling, and nursing and for practitioners who wish to learn the invaluable techniques of CBT.

Preface. Acknowledgments. Basic principles of cognitive-behavior therapy. The therapeutic relationship: collaborative empiricism in action. Assessment and formulation. Structuring and educating. Working with automatic thoughts. Behavioral methods I: improving energy, completing tasks, and solving problems. Behavioral methods II: reducing anxiety and breaking patterns of avoidance. Modifying schemas. Common problems and pitfalls: learning from the challenges of therapy. Treating chronic, severe, or complex disorders. Building competence in cognitive-behavior therapy. Appendix 1: worksheets and checklists. Appendix 2: cognitive-behavior therapy resources. Appendix 3: DVD Guide. Index.

“This volume is an excellent introduction to the application of cognitive therapy to clinical problems. The clear text and illustrations guide the reader through case formulation and all the necessary strategies and skills for becoming a competent cognitive therapist. The videos that accompany the book illustrate key features of CBT. Thus the therapist can learn cognitive therapy by reading, seeing, and doing.”—Aaron T. Beck, M.D., University Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Learning Cognitive-Behavior Therapy is an excellent introduction to the nuts and bolts of doing cognitive-behavioral therapy. Clear, practical and detailed step-by-step guidelines—accompanied by worksheets and checklists—provide the clinician with the necessary tools to implement effective and powerful interventions. This guide will prove invaluable to those who are learning cognitive-behavior therapy for the first time. The authors are leading authorities in the application of cognitive-behavior therapy and provide the reader with the benefit of their many years of experience."—Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D., President, International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy; President-Elect, Academy of Cognitive Therapy; Associate Editor, Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Weill-Cornell University Medical College, New York Hospital; Director, American Institute for Cognitive Therapy

"Learning Cognitive-Behavior Therapy: An Illustrated Guide by Wright, Basco, and Thase, is an outstanding book, destined to be the definitive text on the topic. Written with clarity, and rich with clinical details, this volume teaches beginners and refuels seasoned practitioners in the essentials of CBT. With practical tables and illustrations, plus a bonus of a CD with videotaped examples of CBT in action, this book is essential reading for all clinicians utilizing CBT as a treatment strategy."—John M. Oldham, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
About the Authors

Jesse H. Wright, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor and Chief of Adult Psychiatry at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky.

Monica R. Basco, Ph.D., is Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Psychology, at the University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas in Dallas, Texas.

Michael E. Thase, M.D., is Professor and Chief of Adult Academic Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Ordering Information

2006 · 316 pages · DVD included · ISBN 1585621536 · Paperback · $49.00 · Item #62153
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