Collaborative Case Conceptualization: Working Effectively with Clients in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Collaborative Case Conceptualization: Working Effectively with Clients in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

by Willem Kuyken, Christine A. Padesky, Robert Dudley
     
 

Presenting an innovative framework for tailoring cognitive-behavioral interventions to each client's needs, this accessible book is packed with practical pointers and sample dialogues. Step by step, the authors show how to collaborate with clients to develop and test conceptualizations that illuminate personal strengths as well as problems, and that deepen in

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Presenting an innovative framework for tailoring cognitive-behavioral interventions to each client's needs, this accessible book is packed with practical pointers and sample dialogues. Step by step, the authors show how to collaborate with clients to develop and test conceptualizations that illuminate personal strengths as well as problems, and that deepen in explanatory power as treatment progresses. An extended case illustration demonstrates the three-stage conceptualization process over the entire course of therapy with a multiproblem client. The approach emphasizes building resilience and coping while decreasing psychological distress. Special features include self-assessment checklists and learning exercises to help therapists build their conceptualization skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606230725
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
12/10/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Procrustean Dilemma 1

Ch. 2 The Case Conceptualization Crucible: A New Model 25

Ch. 3 Two Heads Are Better Than One: Collaborative Empiricism 59

Ch. 4 Incorporating Client Strengths and Building Resilience 93

Ch. 5 "Can You Help Me?": Descriptive Case Conceptualization 121

Ch. 6 "Why Does This Keep Happening to Me?"; Cross-Sectional Explanatory Conceptualizations 171

Ch. 7 "Does My Future Look Like My Past?"; Longitudinal Explanatory Conceptualizations 217

Ch. 8 Learning and Teaching Case Conceptualization 248

Ch. 9 Appraising the Model 306

App Aid to History Taking Form 327

References 341

Index 355

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