Written by established experts, this comprehensive book showcasing seven different approaches to cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) focuses on the implementation of these various theories in real-world practice. CBT is not only practical and applicable to many common presenting problems, it also has been proven to promote positive and rapid client change in an era of brief counseling. Chapter 1 provides an overview of cognitive therapy, highlighting the similarities and differences among the cognitive behavior therapies addressed in this text.
A mix of practitioners and scholars then discuss the following theories: behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, rational-emotive behavior therapy, multimodal therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness. Each of the theories highlighted contains a profile of the theorist(s), an overview of the basic principles of the theory, an explanation of the therapeutic process, an array of specific interventions, a
verbatim case transcript with a critique of what was effective and what could have been done differently, and an examination of the limitations of the theory. The final chapter presents a single case study that the contributing authors discuss from the perspective of their particular theory, including how to build the therapeutic alliance, conceptualize the case, set goals, and facilitate the change process with targeted interventions.