The Clinician's Guide to CBT Using Mind Over Mood

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Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2020-04-02
Publisher(s): The Guilford Press
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This authoritative guide has been completely revised and expanded with over 90% new material in a new step-by-step format. It details how, when, and why therapists can make best use of each chapter in Mind Over Mood, Second Edition (MOM2), in individual, couple, and group therapy. Christine A. Padesky's extensive experience as a CBT innovator, clinician, teacher, and consultant is reflected in 100+ pages of compelling therapist–client dialogues that vividly illustrate core CBT interventions and management of challenging dilemmas. Fully updated, the book offers research-based guidance on the use of MOM2 to treat anxiety disorders, depression, anger, guilt, shame, relationship problems, and personality disorders. Invaluable therapy tips, real-life scenarios, and troubleshooting guides in each chapter make this the essential MOM2 companion for novice and experienced therapists alike. Reproducible Reading Guides show how to sequence MOM2 chapters to target specific moods. First edition title: Clinician’s Guide to Mind Over Mood.

New to This Edition
*Detailed instructions on how, when, and why to use each of MOM2’s 60 worksheets.
*Expanded coverage illustrating effective use of thought records, behavioral experiments, and imagery.
*Shows how to flexibly tailor MOM2 to address particular anxiety disorders, using distinct principles and protocols.
*Incorporates evidence-based practices from positive psychology, motivational interviewing, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
*Updated practice guidelines throughout, based on current clinical research.
*More content on using MOM2 for therapist self-study and in training programs and classrooms.
*Free supplemental videos on the author's YouTube channel provide additional clinical tips and discuss issues in practicing, teaching, and learning CBT.

See also Mind Over Mood, Second Edition: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think.

Author Biography

Christine A. Padesky, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is cofounder of the Center for Cognitive Therapy in Huntington Beach, California; codeveloper of Strengths-Based CBT; and coauthor of seven books, including the bestselling self-help resource Mind Over Mood, Second Edition. Dr. Padesky is a recipient of the Aaron T. Beck Award for significant and enduring contributions to the field of cognitive therapy from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (now the Academy of Cognitive and Behavior Therapies; ACBT), the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology Award from the California Psychological Association, and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Award for Most Influential International CBT Therapist. She has been named a Distinguished Founding Fellow of the ACBT and an Honorary Fellow of the BABCP. The BABCP voted Mind Over Mood the most influential CBT book of all time. Dr. Padesky has taught workshops to more than 50,000 therapists internationally and is renowned for her ability to integrate theory, empiricism, creativity, and practical therapy skills. She consults worldwide and develops audio and video training materials for therapists. Her free video training series for therapists is posted at Her websites are (for the general public) and (for mental health professionals).

Dennis Greenberger, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is founder and Director of the Anxiety and Depression Center in Newport Beach, California. He is a past president and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (now the Academy of Cognitive and Behavior Therapies). Dr. Greenberger trained at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Cognitive Therapy and was mentored by Aaron T. Beck and Judith S. Beck. He is a longtime practitioner of CBT and has presented at national and international conferences. Dr. Greenberger is coauthor of the bestselling self-help resource Mind Over Mood, Second Edition, which was cited as the most influential CBT book of all time by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. His website is

Table of Contents

Section I. Mind Over Mood Unpacked
1. How to Use This Clinician’s Guide
2. Fundamental Skills (MOM2 Chapters 1–4)
3. Goal Setting (MOM2 Chapter 5)
4. Thought Records, Part I: Situations, Moods, and Thoughts (Columns 1–3; MOM2 Chapters 6–7)
5. Thought Records, Part II: Cognitive Restructuring (Columns 4–7; MOM2 Chapters 8–9)
6. New Thoughts, Action Plans, and Acceptance (MOM2 Chapter 10)
7. Underlying Assumptions and Behavioral Experiments (MOM2 Chapter 11)
8. New Core Beliefs, Gratitude, and Acts of Kindness (MOM2 Chapter 12)
9. Depression and Behavioral Activation (MOM2 Chapter 13)
10. Understanding Anxiety and Treatment Principles (MOM2 Chapter 14)
11. Adapting MOM2 to Common Anxiety and Related Disorders
12. Anger, Guilt, and Shame (MOM2 Chapter 15)
13. Relapse Management and Happiness (MOM2 Chapter 16 and Epilogue)
Section II. Mind Over Mood in Context
14. CBT Principles in Individual and Couple Therapy
15. MOM2-Based Group Therapy
Appendix A. Specific Mood Reading Guides from MOM2
Appendix B. A Personal History of the 7-Column Thought Record
Appendix C. Additional Resources from Christine A. Padesky

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