"What should I do when a client asks me personal questions?" "How do my client's multiple problems fit together, and which ones should we focus on in treatment?" This engaging text--now revised and updated--has helped tens of thousands of students and novice cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) practitioners build skills and confidence for real-world clinical practice. Hands-on guidance is provided for developing strong therapeutic relationships and navigating each stage of treatment; vivid case material illustrates what CBT looks like in action. Aided by sample dialogues, questions to ask, and helpful checklists, readers learn how to conduct assessments, create strong case conceptualizations, deliver carefully planned interventions, comply with record-keeping requirements, and overcome frequently encountered challenges all along the way.
New to This Edition
*Chapter with advice on new CBT practitioners' most common anxieties.
*All-new case examples, now with a more complex extended case that runs throughout the book.
*Chapter on working with special populations (culturally diverse clients, children and families).
*Special attention to clinical and ethical implications of new technologies and social media.
*Updated throughout to reflect current research and the authors' ongoing clinical and teaching experience.
“This is a great read on how to apply CBT to different clients….It is very helpful in explaining the basics of CBT.”
—Doody's Review Service
“I have used this text in my graduate course on CBT and have found it to be a great resource for students on the journey to becoming competent clinicians. The third edition is overflowing with useful advice, enjoyable to read, and well suited for the novice clinician. The advice and narrative guidance is closely aligned with material I have been teaching for 30 years. Ledley, Marx and Heimberg include many realistic case examples that help the reader understand common clinical dilemmas.”
—James C. Overholser, PhD, ABPP, Department of Psychology, Case Western Reserve University
Table of Contents:
Prologue: Common Challenges for New Clinicians
1. The Process of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
2. Initial Interactions with Clients
3. The Process of Assessment
4. Conceptualizing the Case and Planning Treatment
5. The Bridge from Assessment to Treatment
6. The First Few Sessions of CBT: Goals and Challenges
7. The Course of CBT: Goals and Challenges
8. Terminating Therapy: Goals and Challenges
9. Doing CBT with Special Populations
10. The Process of Supervision: Goals and Challenges
11. Revisiting the Common Challenges
Appendix A. Recommended Readings in CBT
Appendix B. Further Reading on Special Topics in CBT
Appendix C. Treatment Manuals and Client Workbooks
Appendix D. Useful Information for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists
About the Authors:
Deborah Roth Ledley, PhD, is a psychologist in private practice in suburban Philadelphia. She spent several years on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. Dr. Ledley’s research has focused on the nature and treatment of anxiety. She has published over 50 scientific papers and book chapters as well as several books, including Making Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Work, Third Edition; Improving Outcomes and Preventing Relapse in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; Becoming a Calm Mom; and The Worry Workbook for Kids. She lectures widely on the treatment of childhood anxiety.
Brian P. Marx, PhD, is a staff psychologist at the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, and Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Marx has published numerous articles and book chapters on behavior therapy and assessment. His research interests include the assessment and treatment of PTSD, identifying risk factors for posttraumatic difficulties, and the association between PTSD and suicidal behaviors.
Richard G. Heimberg, PhD, is the Thaddeus L. Bolton Professor of Psychology and Director of the Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple at Temple University. He is past president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP) and former editor of the journal Behavior Therapy. Well known for his efforts to develop and evaluate cognitive-behavioral treatments for social anxiety and other anxiety disorders, Dr. Heimberg has published several books and 450 articles and chapters. As an educator and mentor of clinical psychology doctoral students, he has received awards from ABCT, SSCP, the Society of Clinical Psychology, and the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students.