Cognitive Behavior Therapy Basics and Beyond, Second Edition by Judith S. Beck PhD
The leading text for students and practicing therapists who want to learn the fundamentals of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), this ebook Cognitive Behavior Therapy Basics and Beyond are eminently practical and authoritative. In a highly accessible, step-by-step style, master clinician Judith S. Beck demonstrates how to engage patients, develop a sound case conceptualization, plan treatment, and structure sessions effectively.
Core cognitive, behavioral, and experiential techniques are explicated and strategies are presented for troubleshooting difficulties and preventing relapse. An extended case example and many vignettes and transcripts illustrate CBT in action.
New to This Edition >Reflects over 15 years of research advances and the author’s ongoing experience as a clinician, teacher, and supervisor. > Chapters on the evaluation session and behavioral activation. > Increased emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, building on patients’ strengths, and homework. > Now even more practical: features reproducible and a sample case write-up.
About the author:
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., is an eminent clinician and educator who previously served as director of Clinical Services at the Center for Cognitive Therapy and now serves as president of Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She is also a clinical associate professor of psychology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her doctoral degree from Penn in 1982.
Reviews about the ebook Cognitive Behavior Therapy:
- Jon Frederickson: it was amazing. Every therapist from any theoretical point of view can benefit from learning the basic theory and techniques of cognitive therapy. And this ebook Cognitive Behavior Therapy Basics and Beyond is a nice introduction with abundant clinical vignettes that show the therapist how and when to intervene. No matter what your perspective, we need to help patients think about their thinking (meta-cognition) and this ebook offers you essential skills to do just that.
- Fabian: The best book for graduate students. This ebook Cognitive Behavior Therapy Basics and Beyond is the one you have been looking for my friend. As a graduate student in Counseling Psychology, I felt confused by all these theories of psychotherapy. I didn’t know how to start self-learning because I wanted to learn everything at once. Now I’m near my practicum so I realize I just need a good model to work with. Since most of my professors are CBT trained, I gave it a shot by reading this ebook. It’s perfect. It gives you an evidence-based model that actually helps patients/clients even if you’re not a master therapist yet. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship like the Rogerian model, it follows research and it’s easy to follow as a novice. With adequate supervision, I think I will provide a good service for any client that walks in.
- Tom: it was amazing. CBT is supposedly the best psychotherapy yet known to man (or at least there is a lot of evidence that it is useful in a replicable way, which seems to be more than competing paradigms can offer), so I decided to read something about it. This seemed to be more or less the definitive work. The author is the daughter of the inventor of the method, so I imagined it would give a view of it that’s fairly mainstream and aligned with the original vision/theory, and it seems like it does. Targeted at psychiatric practitioners, not casual readers, but doesn’t get lost in jargon; I found it quite accessible.
I thought the cognitive model itself was a useful and interesting idea, and the exposition of it here was very clear. I also found the paradigm interesting for understanding depression and anxiety.