In his new book, the author of the bestselling Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Days delivers 10 easy, yet essential strategies for applying CBT to everyday issues with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a proven form of psychotherapy that is often the first-line of treatment recommended for managing depression, anxiety, worry, and other common issues. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple delivers a simplified approach to learning the most essential parts of cognitive behavioral therapy and applying them to your life.
Written by licensed psychologist and bestselling author Seth Gillihan, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple replaces workbook pages and technical language with quick and highly accessible cognitive behavioral therapy strategies that can be used on an as-needed basis.
Presented with simple and straightforward language, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple encourages readers to succeed with:
Practical explanations of 10 essential CBT principles—such as challenging negative thought patterns, behavioral activation, and overcoming procrastination—organized in a similar structure to in-person cognitive behavioral therapy
Supportive guidance for creating goals and outlining strategies to help yourself meet them
Helpful self-evaluation sections to help you track your progress and reflect on what you’ve learned using cognitive behavioral therapy
For people who are interested in realizing the proven benefits of CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple is a vital resource that will promote personal growth as you overcome challenges and improve your wellbeing.
“Cognitive Behavior Therapy Made Simple uses collaborative, empowering and straightforward language, while bestowing the tenets of Cognitive Behavior Therapy on to the reader. Seth Gillihan’s finesse and knowledge of CBT allows for enhancement of skills and improvement of common issues. This volume is a must read for anyone who has experienced psychological problems, and that includes all of us.”—Aaron T. Beck, M.D, University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
"Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple sets a new standard for CBT resources. Seth Gillihan is a remarkable writer, who notes that simple changes often have the biggest impact, while shedding light on the subtleties of implementation, adherence, and data tracking to ensure that readers get the most from their efforts. Readers will appreciate the pragmatic approach, straightforward worksheets, and step-by-step guidelines. Self-improvement enthusiasts and current therapy clients alike will value the numerous and powerful, research-based strategies to address emotional distress and undesired patterns of behavior."—Joel Minden, PhD. Director, Chico Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy
"Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple is an easy-to-read manual that can help you to lead a healthier and happier life. With his holistic approach to wellbeing, Dr. Gillihan expertly guides you to overcome barriers and move towards your valued goals, whether related to your personal, work or home life. I was moved, inspired, entertained, and educated by this book. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple brings the best out of you so that you’re better equipped to manage life’s challenges. Absolutely everyone could benefit from this book!"—Dr. Aria, Behavior Change Psychologist and Creator of the FIT Method (dr-aria.com)
"Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple is a wonderful resource for individuals coping with anxiety and mood problems, and the clinicians who work with them. Dr. Gillihan skillfully incorporates mindfulness and acceptance strategies with traditional CBT strategies in a clear and easy to understand manner. There are opportunities throughout the book to practice a wide variety of strategies and techniques. I highly recommend this book to clients and clinicians."—Joanna Robin, PhD, co-author of The OCD Workbook for Kids
"In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple, Seth Gillihan combines CBT and mindfulness with simultaneous elegance and simplicity. Teaching CBT with three complementary pillars, Gillihan shows you how to examine your thoughts (cognitive), your actions (behaviors), and your ability to be fully present (mindful)—couched in the easy mnemonic, "Think, Act, Be." Anyone who has suffered from a mood disorder, anxiety, or intense anger will do well to read this book. It's a gem for patients and clinicians alike."—Lucy Faulconbridge PhD, Diplomate, Academy of Cognitive Therapy
About the Author:
SETH J. GILLIHAN, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gillihan has written more than 40 journal articles and book chapters on the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and depression, how CBT works, and the use of brain imaging to study psychiatric conditions. He is the author of Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks, a self-directed workbook for managing depression and anxiety, and co-author with Janet Singer of Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery. Dr. Gillihan has a clinical practice in Haverford, Pennsylvania, where he specializes in CBT and mindfulness-based interventions for anxiety, depression, and related conditions. He lives outside Philadelphia with his wife and three children. Learn more about Dr. Gillihan and find more resources at his website: http://sethgillihan.com.