This book describes training, supervision, and consultation with specialized cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) approaches, to ensure proper implementation across a variety of clinical contexts.
Although CBT is sometimes portrayed as a single treatment method, the expert contributors in this volume describe a diverse collection of cognitive behavioral theories and techniques, such as exposure therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and child behavior management.
Contributors also review application guidelines for a variety of settings, including public schools, inpatient and outpatient medical settings, and diverse client populations representing different religious and spiritual beliefs, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and sexual and gender minorities.
For each approach and setting, contributors describe key concepts and techniques, explain the characteristics of good and bad training cases, survey common trainee mistakes and supervision obstacles, and also address common ethical issues.
This book is intended for CBT trainees and practitioners who seek training in specialized areas, and those trained in other theoretical orientations who seek to adapt CBT techniques to their practice.
Training and Supervision in Specialized Cognitive Behavior Therapy is two magnificent resources in one. Experienced clinicians will find tips that one rarely finds in current literature. Supervisors will find a superb and, so far, unique guide to support training for new clinicians. Richly detailed and wonderfully clear, each chapter weaves the experience of CBT from client, clinician, and supervisor perspectives. This book pioneers a new genre in psychotherapy literature. It is vital reading for CBT practitioners.
— Joseph Blader, PhD, Meadows Foundation & Semp Russ Professor of Child Psychiatry, Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics, Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
This is a very useful book for learning the key concepts and techniques for providing supervision and consultation on evidence-based interventions written by expert clinical researchers in psychotherapy. Each intervention includes discussion of key mistakes made by learners and how to overcome them—especially helpful for new clinicians. Also included is how to provide this supervision of treatments with special populations and in special settings.
— Betsy D. Kennard, PsyD, ABPP, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
This book should be on the shelf of every early career mental health professional who is learning how to supervise. For each evidence-based intervention, experts highlight the key concepts and techniques trainees need to know, common trainee mistakes and obstacles in supervision, and methods of addressing these mistakes and obstacles. The substantive takeaways from the book are specific, insightful, research-based, and culturally relevant.
— Elissa J. Brown, PhD, Child HELP Partnership at St. John’s University, Queens, NY
Clinical supervision is a fundamental professional responsibility, but its real-world practice is often difficult. In their new book, Training and Supervision in Specialized Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Methods, Settings, and Populations, eminent scholars and clinicians Drs. Eric Storch, Jonathan Abramowitz, and Dean McKay remedy this problem through a science-informed and accessible text. Storch et al. and their expert contributors provide both naive and sophisticated readers with valuable supervisory know-how that I will repeatedly rely on, and I think you will too!
— Robert D. Friedberg, PhD, ABPP, Professor, Head of Pediatric Behavioral Health Emphasis, Palo Alto University, Palo Alto, CA
About the Editors:
Eric A. Storch, PhD, is Professor and McIngvale Presidential Endowed Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). He serves as Vice Chair and Head of Psychology and codirects the OCD program at BCM. Dr. Storch specializes in the nature, assessment and treatment of childhood and adult obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, and anxiety among youth with autism. He has received multiple grants from NIH to investigate treatment efficacy, mechanisms of action, genetics, neuroethics, and how to enhance outcomes for those struggling with these conditions.
Jonathan (Jon) S. Abramowitz, PhD, is a Professor and Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research and clinical work focus on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders, including fears and phobias, health anxiety, and panic attacks. He has authored over 300 scientific publications and 20 books, which have been translated into several languages. He served as President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and as Editor or Associate Editor of several academic journals. Jon Abramowitz lives in Chapel Hill, NC.
Dean McKay, PhD, ABPP is Professor at the Department of Psychology, Fordham University, Past President (2018) of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, and Past-President (2013-2014) of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He has edited or coedited 21 books and published over 300 journal articles and book chapters. He is also a member of the Psychology of Pandemics Workgroup. Dr. McKay’s research has focused on anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders, the role of disgust in psychopathology, and misophonia (selective sound sensitivity), as well as professional issues in the delivery of evidence-based interventions.