Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Basics and Beyond

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Published USA, 2011 (2nd edition)
Written in a clear, step-by-step style, this text helps therapists sharpen their conceptualization skills, plan more effective treatment, expand their repertoire of techniques, and troubleshoot difficulties. Through the volume, Judith Beck offers clinical examples and transcripts drawn from one patient`s treatment to illuminate the narrative and illustrate cognitive therapy in action. Introductory chapters describe how to conceptualize clients according to the cognitive model, plan and conduct the first session, identify initial problems and goals, and structure therapy within and across sessions. Then, the basic steps for conducting cognitive therapy are presented, with specific instruction on how to identify, evaluate and respond to a client`s automatic thoughts. Effective strategies for modifying underlying assumptions and core beliefs are also explicated. Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition reflects over 15 years of research advances and the author's ongoing experience. New chapters offer guidance for conducting an assessment and implementing behavioural activation.

Judith Beck is President of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia, USA.
Hardback. 391 pages
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