Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple: 10 Strategies for Managing Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Panic, and Worry

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple: 10 Strategies for Managing Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Panic, and Worry

by Seth J. Gillihan


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Manage anxiety and depression with simple strategies from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a proven form of psychotherapy that is often the first-line of treatment recommended for managing depression, anxiety, worry, and other common issues. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple delivers a simplified approach to learning the most essential parts of cognitive behavioral therapy and applying them to your life.

Written by licensed psychologist and bestselling author Seth Gillihan, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple replaces workbook pages and technical language with quick and highly accessible cognitive behavioral therapy strategies that can be used on an as-needed basis.

Presented with simple and straightforward language, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple encourages readers to succeed with:

  • Practical explanations of 10 essential CBT principles —such as challenging negative thought patterns, behavioral activation, and overcoming procrastination—organized in a similar structure to in-person cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Supportive guidance for creating goals and outlining strategies to help yourself meet them
  • Helpful self-evaluation sections to help you track your progress and reflect on what you’ve learned using cognitive behavioral therapy

For people who are interested in realizing the proven benefits of CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple is a vital resource that will promote personal growth as you overcome challenges and improve your wellbeing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939754851
Publisher: Callisto Media
Publication date: 05/22/2018
Pages: 234
Sales rank: 32,006
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

SETH J. GILLIHAN, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gillihan has written more than 40 journal articles and book chapters on the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and depression, how CBT works, and the use of brain imaging to study psychiatric conditions. He is the author of Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks , a self-directed workbook for managing depression and anxiety, and co-author with Janet Singer of Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery. Dr. Gillihan has a clinical practice in Haverford, Pennsylvania, where he specializes in CBT and mindfulness-based interventions for anxiety, depression, and related conditions. He lives outside Philadelphia with his wife and three children. Learn more about Dr. Gillihan and find more resources at his website:

Table of Contents

Foreword viii

Introduction xii

Chapter 1 Your CBT Starter Guide 2

Chapter 2 Goal Setting 18

Chapter 3 Activate Behavior 32

Chapter 4 Identify and Break Negative Thought Patterns 52

Chapter 5 Identify and Change Your Core Beliefs 70

Chapter 6 Maintain Mindfulness 86

Chapter 7 Stay on Task: Push Through Procrastination 104

Chapter 8 Work Through Worry, Fear, and Anxiety 120

Chapter 9 Keep Calm: Manage Excessive Anger 142

Chapter 10 Be Kind to Yourself 158

Conclusion: Keeping It Going 182

Resources 188

References 196

Index 211

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