An Introduction to Modern CBT. Psychological Solutions to Mental Health Problems

  • ID: 2174371
  • Book
  • 236 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a simple, intuitive, and transparent treatment, is considered by many to be the most effective form of psychotherapy. It encompasses a family of interventions that share the same basic idea, namely that cognitions profoundly and causally influence emotions and behaviors and, thereby, contribute to the maintenance of psychiatric problems.An Introduction to Modern CBT provides the reader with an easily accessible introduction to  current models of cognitive behavioral therapy, and describes important new developments in the field, including attention retraining strategies, acceptance techniques, disorder–specific emotion regulation skills, and loving kindness, and mindfulness meditation.

The text outlines the different techniques, ranging from behavioral activation procedures to metacognitive strategies that have been shown to be successful in improving specific psychiatric disorders, and further introduces many modern and disorder–specific CBT techniques. The author makes use of concrete case examples for additional clarity throughout the text, and chapters are structured logically and consistently. An Introduction to Modern CBT serves as a scholarly review of contemporary CBT that provides both a useful guidance for therapists in training, and an invaluable reference tool for the more experienced clinician looking for a one–step, up–to–date treatment guide to the field.

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About the Author ix

Foreword xi

Acknowledgment xiii

Preface xv

Chapter 1 The Basic Idea 1

Chapter 2 Empowering the Mind 23

Chapter 3 Confronting Phobias 47

Chapter 4 Fighting Panic and Agoraphobia 61

Chapter 5 Conquering Social Anxiety Disorder 79

Chapter 6 Treating Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder 93

Chapter 7 Beating Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Worry 105

Chapter 8 Dealing with Depression 121

Chapter 9 Overcoming Alcohol Problems 135

Chapter 10 Resolving Sexual Problems 151

Chapter 11 Managing Pain 165

Chapter 12 Mastering Sleep 177

References 191

Index 205

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"Hofmann s non–defensive and even–handed approach lends the book unprecedented breadth and depth, unbiased by allegiance to any proprietary model. His thoroughgoing commitment to science as the only legitimate guide to the growth of CBT makes this book the most powerful of its kind."  (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Book Reviews, 2012)

Nevertheless, this book is a great read and will serve as a permanent reference resource for anyone searching for an engaging introduction to modern CBT.   (British Psychological Society, 2012)

"This well–produced book is clearly written and nicely illustrated. It starts off by presenting the basic tenets of CBT, and then describes how the approach can be applied to some of the most common mental health issues... this book would make an excellent core text for introducing trainees to the fundamentals of a CBT approach to common mental health problems." (The Psychologist, April 2012)

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