This accessible text and practitioner resource provides a complete introduction to the art and science of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). In a witty, straight-talking style, David F. Tolin explains core concepts and presents effective techniques for addressing the behavioral, cognitive, and emotional elements of psychological problems. Vivid examples of several clients are followed throughout the book, which concludes with three chapter-length case illustrations. Readers gain essential skills for conceptualizing a case, planning treatment, and conducting therapy, from intake to termination. Reproducible forms and worksheets are included; purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print all 39 reproducible tools in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Pedagogical Features *Numerous engaging sidebars: Try This, The Science Behind It, Adapting the Process, and more. *End-of-chapter Personal Target Worksheets that enable self-practice of core CBT skills. *Quick-reference definitions of key terms.
David F. Tolin, PhD, ABPP, is founder and director of the Anxiety Disorders Center/Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at The Institute of Living-Hartford Hospital and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. The author of over 150 scientific journal articles, Dr. Tolin has served as a principal investigator and scientific reviewer for the National Institutes of Health since 2003. He is a past president of the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12) of the American Psychological Association and a recipient of awards for Distinguished Contribution to the Science of Psychology, Distinguished Contribution to the Practice of Psychology, and Distinguished Lifetime Contribution to Psychology from the Connecticut Psychological Association.
Table of Contents
1. Laying Out the Basics I. Why Do People Suffer? 2. Oh, Behave!: The Behavioral System and How It Can Go Wrong 3. Stinkin' Thinkin': The Cognitive System and How It Can Go Wrong 4. I Got a Bad Feeling about This: The Emotional System and How It Can Go Wrong 5. Creating Meaty Conceptualizations II. How Do We Help? A. How We Engage the Client 6. Therapy Assessment and Case Formulation 7. CBT Finesse B. Behavior-Level Interventions 8. Adjusting the Triggers: Situation Selection and Stimulus Control 9. Contingency Management in Therapy 10. Direct Behavioral Prescriptions and Graded Task Assignment 11. Exposure 12. Behavioral Skill Training C. Cognitive-Level Interventions 13. What's the Client Thinking? 14. Restructuring Thoughts 15. Leave Them Thoughts Alone 16. Going Deeper with Core Beliefs 17. Addressing Information-Processing Biases D. Emotion-Level Interventions 18. Modulating Emotion 19. Distress Tolerance III. Putting It All Together 20. William's CBT 21. Anna's CBT 22. Elizabeth's CBT Appendix A. Further Reading Appendix B. Tools for the Clinician References