Making Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Work: Clinical Process for New Practitioners
Deborah Roth Ledley
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2010
2 Rev ed
Used around the world by novice clinicians as well as experienced therapists new to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), this bestselling book has been widely adopted as a text in clinical training programs. The authors provide a vivid picture of what it is actually like to do CBT and offer practical guidance for becoming a more skilled and confident clinician. Vignettes and examples illustrate the entire process of therapy, from intake and assessment to case conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention, and termination. Expert advice is given on building collaborative therapeutic relationships and getting the most out of supervision. Appendices feature recommended treatment manuals and other CBT resources. New to This Edition: reflects the latest knowledge and clinical tools new content on important topics: case conceptualization, working with suicidal clients, culturally responsive CBT, professional ethics in the Internet age, integrating CBT with other approaches, and more epilogue on how to keep growing as a CBT therapist. The book will be important reading for clinicians and graduate students in all of the mental health disciplines, including clinical psychology, social work, psychiatry, and counseling. It will also serve as a primary or supplemental text in graduate-level CBT and psychotherapy courses.