Making Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Work: Clinical Process for New Practitioners / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $14.92
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 58%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $14.92   
  • New (3) from $47.98   
  • Used (7) from $14.91   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Hardcover New 1593851421 BRAND NEW!

Ships from: Lexington, KY

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:


Condition: New

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


A highly practical guide for beginning therapists, this concise primer fills the gap between academic training and what newly-minted clinicians need to know for day-to-day work with clients. Illustrated are the "whats," "whens," and "how-tos" of the entire process of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)--from intake, assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment planning, through conducting sessions, making the most of supervision, and termination. Interwoven with an extended case example is expert guidance on confidentiality, informed consent, recordkeeping, and report writing, and on managing relationship issues and common problems that arise in CBT. Invaluable appendices point the reader toward additional resources, including empirically supported treatment manuals, journals, and websites.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Gary B Kaniuk, Psy.D.(Cermak Health Services)
Description: This book provides a basic introduction to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). It is a practical approach for new practitioners, providing information that CBT classes in school may not. It addresses all aspects of treatment, from intake to termination.
Purpose: According to the authors, "the main goal of this book is to help beginning clinicians develop a sense of greater confidence and control as they start to work with clients. Throughout, we offer four main ways in which to gain this greater sense of confidence and control: engaging in preparation, understanding the process of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), being mindful of possible difficulties, and making good use of supervision."
Audience: The authors target new practitioners. Graduate students of clinical psychology and social work would gain the most benefit from this book. The authors are credible authorities have all published many articles and book chapters in the area of CBT.
Features: This book covers the nuts and bolts of CBT. It begins with a brief review of the theory behind CBT and then discusses assessment, conceptualization, and treatment planning. The middle and concluding chapters describe what actually happens during the sessions and how to manage difficulties. The clinical case material elucidates the concepts presented and the book walks the novice therapist through all the important phases of CBT. The book is very readable.
Assessment: I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It includes everything the beginning therapist needs in order to understand CBT and be successful. It is written by seasoned veterans who are able to effectively communicate the material. The greatest winners are clinical psychology extern/intern students, who will go to their training sites with much practical skill and knowledge. This book should be required reading for any beginning graduate course in CBT.
From the Publisher

"This book is an invaluable text for the clinician new to clinical work or new to cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). It assumes nothing and offers the basics of the CBT process. It then leads readers through each successive stage of developing skill and confidence in their ability as clinicians. Clearly written, useful, and filled with the tips and direction that comes from skilled practitioners, it makes the process of therapy understandable. I plan on adopting this volume as a text for my first year doctoral practicum students."--Arthur Freeman, EdD, ABPP, Behavioral Science Book ServiceĀ® Advisory Board Member

"Many young clinicians are quite knowledgeable about research and clinical treatment protocols--but less sure about how to be a clinician. This book fills an important gap in the professional development of new practitioners. The authors provide a detailed, step-by-step guide to how to practice cognitive-behavioral therapy in the real world. Readers will benefit immensely from the book's specific ideas about case conceptualization; sample patient-therapist exchanges; troubleshooting tips; and guidance for continuing to develop one's professional skills and identity. An invaluable resource."--Robert L. Leahy, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

"How timely that this book arrived on my desk as I was searching yet again for the right text for my course on cognitive and behavioral practice for second-year MSW students! This volume fits the bill in addressing many of the issues that challenge beginning clinicians in general, and social workers in particular, in learning CBT. The step-by-step approach, extended case examples, and sample dialogues make the text very appealing for trainees early in their careers. Similarly, the checklists of strategies and the diagrams of CBT models are easy for readers to use. I only wish this text had been available years ago."--Gail Steketee, MSW, PhD, Boston University School of Social Work

"I wish this book had been available when I was a young clinician!"--Jacqueline B. Persons, PhD, San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593851422
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/27/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Deborah Roth Ledley, PhD, was Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, as well as a faculty member at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, from 2001 to 2005. She is currently in private practice in the Philadelphia area. Dr. Ledley's scholarly publications include articles and book chapters on the nature and treatment of social phobia, obsessive/n-/ compulsive disorder, and other anxiety disorders. She is also coeditor of [i]Improving Outcomes and Preventing Relapse in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy[/i].

Brian P. Marx, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at Temple University. Dr. Marx has written extensively about understanding, predicting, and controlling the sequelae to psychological trauma. He has also written about therapeutic processes that are important for behavior change.

Richard G. Heimberg, PhD, is Professor of Psychology, Director of Clinical Training, and Director of the Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple University. He is also past president of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy. Dr. Heimberg is well known for his efforts to develop and evaluate cognitive-behavioral treatments for social anxiety, and has published more than 250 articles and chapters on social anxiety, the anxiety disorders, and related topics. He is coeditor or coauthor of several books, including [i]Social Phobia: Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment[/i]; [i]Managing Social Anxiety: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach[/i]; [i]Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Advances in Research and Practice[/i]; and [i]Improving Outcomes and Preventing Relapse in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy[/i].

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1. Introducing Cognitive-Behavioral Process
2. Initial Interactions with Clients
3. The Process of Assessment
4. Conceptualizing the Case and Planning Treatment
5. Giving Feedback to Clients and Writing the Assessment Report
6. Starting the Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Process
7. Dealing with Initial Challenges in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
8. The Next Sessions: Teaching the Core Techniques
9. Managing Client Noncompliance in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
10. Terminating Therapy
11. The Process of Supervision
Appendix A. Recommended Readings in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Appendix B. Suggested Journals and Websites
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)