An authoritative guide for practitioners, this book offers clear advice on how to structure and lead cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) groups and overcome common challenges that arise. Specific, evidence-based group assessment and treatment protocols are provided for a range of frequently encountered disorders. Emphasizing that a CBT group is more than the sum of its individual members, the authors show how to understand and use group process to optimize outcomes. Up to date, accessible, and highly practical, the book is filled with session outlines, sample dialogues, checklists, troubleshooting tips, and other user-friendly features.
"This is a groundbreaking volume. Unlike other books on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with groups, this one highlights the importance of group processes and structure. The authors provide detailed descriptions of how clinicians can manage these aspects of practice more effectively to improve outcomes. The book also addresses common comorbidities and other thorny, real-world issues that are often neglected in the group CBT literature."--Ronald W. Toseland, PhD, University at Albany, State University of New York
"This impressive volume richly details the challenges and rewards of providing cognitive-behavioral therapy in a multi-person context. Group leaders, who face the demanding task of structuring therapeutic content while simultaneously leaving room for therapeutic process, will find themselves ably supported by the authors' sophisticated integrative philosophy and clinically astute suggestions. This book will set the standard for group-based CBT for years to come."--Zindel V. Segal, PhD, University of Toronto, Canada
"An excellent addition to any therapist's library. This volume nicely combines the research literature and sound group protocols with practical advice that every group therapist/m-/beginning or experienced/m-/can use. This volume is an outstanding example of evidence-based practice. I would definitely use this book in a graduate psychotherapy course. Group therapy has many advantages over individual therapy, and this volume will help many more therapists use the group format. This is easily the most important volume on CBT in groups today. The depth of coverage and broad range of disorders will make it useful in many settings."--Debra A. Hope, PhD, University of Nebraska, Lincoln