The Case Formulation Approach to Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
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The Case Formulation Approach to Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

by Jacqueline B. Persons
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1593858752

ISBN-13: 9781593858759

Pub. Date: 08/14/2008

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

This book addresses a critical challenge in evidence-based psychotherapy: how to use empirically supported therapies (ESTs) in real-world clinical contexts. The author explains the basic theories of cognition, learning, and emotion that underlie available ESTs and shows how the theories also guide systematic case formulation. By crafting a sound formulation and

Overview

This book addresses a critical challenge in evidence-based psychotherapy: how to use empirically supported therapies (ESTs) in real-world clinical contexts. The author explains the basic theories of cognition, learning, and emotion that underlie available ESTs and shows how the theories also guide systematic case formulation. By crafting a sound formulation and continually refining and monitoring it as treatment progresses, the therapist can smoothly "shift theoretical gears" and weave together elements of different ESTs to meet the needs of individual patients, who typically present with multiple problems. Hands-on tools, reproducibles, and many concrete examples are included.

This title is part of the Guides to Individualized Evidence-Based Treatment Series, edited by Jacqueline B. Persons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593858759
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
08/14/2008
Series:
Guides to Individualized Evidence-Based Treatment Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
273
Sales rank:
1,241,038
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. What Is the Case Formulation Approach to Cognitive-Behavior Therapy?

2. Cognitive Theories and Their Clinical Implications

3. Learning Theories and Their Clinical Implications

4. Emotion Theories and Their Clinical Implications

5. Beginning the Therapeutic Relationship and Obtaining a Problem List and Diagnosis

6. Developing an Initial Case Formulation and Setting Treatment Goals

7. Using the Formulation to Develop a Treatment Plan and Obtain the Patient’s Consent to It

8. The Therapeutic Relationship

9. Monitoring Progress

10. Decision Making in the Therapy Session

11. Handling Nonadherence and Treatment Failure

12. Decision Making over the Course of Therapy

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