Hundreds of thousands of clinicians and graduate students have relied on this text—now significantly revised with more than 50% new material—to learn the fundamentals of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Leading expert Judith S. Beck demonstrates how to engage patients, develop a sound case conceptualization, plan individualized treatment, structure sessions, and implement core cognitive, behavioral, and experiential techniques. Throughout the book, extended cases of one client with severe depression and another with depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder traits illustrate how a skilled therapist delivers CBT and troubleshoots common difficulties. Adding to the third edition's utility, the companion website features downloadable worksheets and videos of therapy sessions.
New to This Edition
Chapter on the therapeutic relationship.
Chapter on integrating mindfulness into treatment.
Presents recovery-oriented cognitive therapy (CT-R)—which emphasizes clients’ aspirations, values, and positive adaptation—alongside traditional CBT.
Pedagogical features: clinical tips, reflection questions, practice exercises, and videos at the companion website.
New case examples featuring clients with more complex problems.
Demonstrates how to integrate strategies from other modalities, such as acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.
About the Author:
Judith S. Beck, PhD, is President of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (www.beckinstitute.org), a nonprofit organization that provides state-of-the-art training and certification in CBT to individuals and organizations, offers online courses on a variety of CBT topics, conducts research, and serves as a leading global resource in CBT. She is also Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Beck has written over 100 articles and chapters as well as several books for professionals and general readers, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Third Edition: Basics and Beyond and Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems: What to Do When the Basics Don’t Work. She has made hundreds of presentations around the world on topics related to CBT, is codeveloper of the Beck Youth Inventories and the Personality Belief Questionnaire, and has won numerous awards for her contributions to the field. She also continues to treat clients at the Beck Institute’s in-house clinic in suburban Philadelphia.