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Handbook of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies, Third Edition

Handbook of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies, Third Edition

by Keith S. Dobson

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This acclaimed text and practitioner reference presents an authoritative overview of major models of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Foremost treatment developers explain core CBT principles and provide a framework for systematic assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment planning. Scholarly yet accessible chapters on each therapy detail what makes the


This acclaimed text and practitioner reference presents an authoritative overview of major models of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Foremost treatment developers explain core CBT principles and provide a framework for systematic assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment planning. Scholarly yet accessible chapters on each therapy detail what makes the approach unique, which clinical problems it is used to treat, what assessment and intervention tools have been developed, how they are implemented, and what the research reveals about the therapy’s effectiveness. Special topics include working with children and adolescents, couples, and culturally diverse clients. The Handbook has been widely adopted in training programs, and the revisions in this edition reinforce its value as a text.


New to This Edition

* The latest findings and clinical advances.

* Additional therapies: schema therapy and mindfulness- and acceptance-based interventions.

* Chapter on the empirical evidence base for CBT.

* Chapters on treatment of couples and culturally diverse clients.

Editorial Reviews

Mostly Canadian and US psychologists introduce cognitive-behavioral therapies from a theoretical perspective in order to give beginners a conceptual grounding for specific techniques. They begin with such conceptual matters as issues and methods in cognitive assessment and psychotherapy integration. Then they look at specific therapies, including self-management, and rational emotive. The second edition incorporates developments in the profession over the past 13 years. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"The third edition of this handbook attains the same high standards of scientific rigor, clinical breadth, and practical relevance that have made prior editions so successful and authoritative. Providing a highly informative integration of science and practice, chapters are written by the leading experts on CBT. This volume is a 'must read' for psychotherapy students being introduced to CBT and for practitioners who need a concise, balanced, and informative review of the latest advances."—David A. Clark, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of New Brunswick, Canada

"Even seasoned clinicians would benefit from reading this volume, which reviews CBT's roots and presents current thinking from top practitioners and researchers. Chapters thoroughly introduce cognitive and behavioral methods and provide detailed descriptions of the most prominent therapies. Unlike other CBT books that are organized around specific diagnoses, this book disentangles the treatments from the disorders. Its special strength lies in its broader focus on the processes involved in delivering the very best CBT interventions."—Jerusha Detweiler-Bedell, PhD, Department of Psychology, Lewis & Clark College

"The large body of research testing the effectiveness of CBT is one of the field's strengths. In this volume, Dobson and his colleagues offer an up-to-date, detailed review of CBT research and practice, including valuable new chapters. This volume is an excellent text for graduate courses and will provide clinicians with up-to-date coverage of clinical techniques and their empirical bases."—James Pretzer, PhD, Director, Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy

"This extremely well-written volume provides sophisticated coverage of the broad array of cognitive-behavioral therapies. It begins by reviewing the many different strands of CBT and the findings from treatment outcome studies, and offers excellent discussions of case conceptualization and cognitive assessment. These introductory sections form a strong base for chapters on the theory and techniques of the various CBT approaches. Unique strengths include the book's transdiagnostic approach to treatment, its cutting-edge coverage of cognitive science, and the chapters on newer therapies. Highly recommended as a graduate psychotherapy text."—Sheri L. Johnson, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

Canadian Psychology
"Dobson's revision of this classic volume provides a solid resource for psychologists and students of psychology. Many of us find that we become highly focused on our specific clinical work, teaching, and research, and it is easy to feel out of touch with the broader developments in the field. It is very helpful to pick up a resource such as this one to remind ourselves of the bigger picture in this important and influential treatment approach. Dobson has chosen authors for each topic who are key figures in the development of the approaches covered in their chapters. This choice of authors shows in the quality of the presentations and the familiarity with the key issues in each area....Will be very useful in graduate courses on CBT and in settings where clinical students are supervised. Practitioners and students with an interest in CBT will find it very helpful as a guide to the broad range of approaches and issues in CBT."
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
"A mainstay in the cognitive behavioral field....The authors have taken an authoritative research-based approach to their writing, providing excellent referencing on all areas. Everything is clear and presented in a well-thought-out format....Provides a sophisticated and intelligent empirical base from which a clinician can base their psychotherapy. This makes this book not only highly recommended for psychology, nurse or research students at graduate level and beyond, but for all therapists who want empirically based up-to-date knowledge on our ever broadening therapy."
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Christopher J Graver, PhD, ABPP-CN(Madigan Healthcare System)
Description: Originally published in 1988 when there was an identified gap in the book literature about cognitive-behavioral therapies, this book continues to evolve in its third edition.
Purpose: This edition is aimed at updating the literature, adding new topics, and providing an overview of this important topic.
Audience: This book will be of interest to psychologists, psychiatrists, and other allied behavioral health providers, as well as students of these disciplines. The editor and contributing authors are well published and clinically known in the field.
Features: There are a few notable updates to the third edition. It now includes discussion of acceptance-based and schema-focused therapies, given their growing popularity and interest in the literature. A chapter on the use of CBT techniques in diverse populations has been added, but this is a short chapter that merely presents the issues rather that delving deeply into them and providing specific suggestions for providers. The final major update is a review of the scientific literature on the efficacy of CBT. This covers a wide variety of disorders from the typical mood disorders to schizophrenia and personality disorders. A succinct table at the end of the chapter provides a summary of the findings. The book continues to provide useful information on CBT approaches in the form of treatment overviews and case examples. It does not, however, provide step-by-step instructions for conducting CBT. The references have clearly been updated since the previous edition, even in chapters that have been maintained since the beginning, making this a useful new edition.
Assessment: This book continues the tradition of providing a concise overview of various aspects of CBT, a review of the literature, and important points to consider in therapy delivery. The third edition is updated and adds some welcome chapters to round out its robust coverage.

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Meet the Author

Keith S. Dobson, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where he has served in various roles, including past Director of Clinical Psychology and current Head of Psychology and Co-Leader of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute Depression Research Program. Dr. Dobson’s research has focused on cognitive models and mechanisms in depression and the treatment of depression, particularly using cognitive-behavioral therapies. His research has resulted in over 150 published articles and chapters, eight books, and numerous conference and workshop presentations in many countries. In addition to his research on depression, Dr. Dobson has written about developments in professional psychology and ethics, and he has been actively involved in psychology organizations, including a term as President of the Canadian Psychological Association. He was a member of the University of Calgary Research Ethics Board for many years and is President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy as well as President-Elect of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. Dr. Dobson is a recipient of the Canadian Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Profession of Psychology.

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