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

Overview

An Introduction to Modern CBT provides an easily accessible introduction to modern theoretical cognitive behavioral therapy models. The text outlines the different techniques, their success in improving specific psychiatric disorders, and important new developments in the field.

• Provides an easy-to-read introduction into modern Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches with specific case examples and hands-on treatment techniques
• Discusses the theoretical models of CBT, ...

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Overview

An Introduction to Modern CBT provides an easily accessible introduction to modern theoretical cognitive behavioral therapy models. The text outlines the different techniques, their success in improving specific psychiatric disorders, and important new developments in the field.

• Provides an easy-to-read introduction into modern Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches with specific case examples and hands-on treatment techniques
• Discusses the theoretical models of CBT, outlines the different techniques that have been shown to be successful in improving specific psychiatric disorders, and describes important new developments in the field
• Offers useful guidance for therapists in training and is an invaluable reference tool for experienced clinicians

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Editorial Reviews

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470971765
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/12/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Stefan G. Hofmann, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Psychotherapy and Emotion Research Laboratory at Boston University. He has been a Board Member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and is an advisor to the DSM-V Development Process. He is the author of more than 170 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and has published seven books. His primary research interests focus on treatment research for which he has received many research awards. In addition to lecturing clinicians world-wide in cognitive behavioral therapy, he is a licensed psychologist and has a private practice.

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Table of Contents

About the author.

Foreword.

Acknowledgment.

Introduction.

Chapter 1 The Basic Idea.

Chapter 2 Empowering the Mind.

Chapter 3 Confronting Phobias.

Chapter 4 Fighting Panic and Agoraphobia.

Chapter 5 Conquering Social Anxiety Disorder.

Chapter 6 Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Chapter 7 Beating Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Worry.

Chapter 8 Dealing with Depression.

Chapter 9 Overcoming Alcohol Problems.

Chapter 10 Resolving Sexual Problems.

Chapter 11 Managing Pain.

Chapter 12 Mastering Sleep.

References.

Index.

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