Evidence-Based Practice of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

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Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2009-01-16
Publisher(s): The Guilford Press
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From leading experts in the field--a practicing clinical psychologist and a renowned psychotherapy researcher--this book synthesizes the evidence base for cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and translates it into practical clinical guidelines. The focus is how clinicians can use current research findings to provide the best care in real-world practice settings. Within a case formulation framework, core cognitive and behavioral theories and techniques are described and illustrated with vivid case examples. The authors also discuss managing everyday treatment challenges; separating CBT myths from facts; and how to develop a successful CBT practice and optimize the quality of services.

Author Biography

Deborah Dobson, PhD, is a psychologist with the Calgary Health Region and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Calgary. She also maintains a private practice, where she provides assessments and cognitive-behavioral therapy for adult clients, and is Director of Clinical Training for the Calgary Consortium in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Dobson is the President of the Board of the Canadian Mental Health Association-Calgary Division and was the Chair of the Clinical Section for the Canadian Psychological Association from 2007 to 2008. Her professional interests include client access to empirically supported treatments, clinical training, consumer advocacy, and cognitive-behavioral therapies.


Keith S. Dobson, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary, where he is also Head of Psychology and Co-Leader of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute Depression Research Program. Dr. Dobson’s research has focused on cognitive models and mechanisms in depression and the treatment of depression, particularly using cognitive-behavioral therapies. His research has resulted in over 150 published articles and chapters, 8 books, and numerous conference and workshop presentations in many countries. In addition, he has written about developments in professional psychology and ethics. A past President of the Canadian Psychological Association, he is President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and President-Elect of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. Dr. Dobson is a recipient of the Canadian Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Profession of Psychology.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Context of Cognitive-Behavioral Interventionsp. 1
Principles of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapyp. 4
Current Context: Where Are We Now?p. 5
Social and Cultural Factors in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapyp. 8
In Summaryp. 11
Assessment for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapyp. 13
Know Your Evidence Base: Empirically Based Assessmentp. 14
Tools for Cognitive-Behavioral Assessmentp. 16
Assessment as an Ongoing Processp. 29
Integration and Case Formulationp. 32
Case Formulationp. 33
Steps in Case Formulationp. 39
Beginning Treatment: Planning for Therapy and Building Alliancep. 55
Treatment Planning, Goal Setting, and the Therapeutic Contractp. 56
Relationship Factors within Cognitive-Behavioral Therapyp. 65
Beginning Treatment: Basic Skillsp. 74
Sequencing and Length of Treatmentp. 75
Orientation and Session Structurep. 76
Psychoeducationp. 78
Homework Assignmentp. 80
Problem-Solving Interventionsp. 82
Behavior Change Elements in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapyp. 90
Behavioral Interventions to Increase Skills and to Plan Actionp. 91
Behavioral Interventions to Decrease Avoidancep. 103
Behavioral Activationp. 112
A Final Comment Regarding Social Contextp. 113
Cognitive Restructuring Interventionsp. 116
Identification of Negative Thoughtsp. 117
Methods for Collecting Negative Thoughtsp. 124
Interventions for Negative Thinkingp. 127
Assessing and Modifying Core Beliefs and Schemasp. 149
Defining Schemasp. 151
Discovering Beliefs and Schemasp. 153
Changing Schemasp. 158
Schema Change Methodsp. 160
Acceptance-Based Interventionsp. 171
Completion of Treatment and Prevention of Relapsep. 175
Concepts and System Factors Related to Therapy Completionp. 176
Completion of Therapyp. 183
Relapse Preventionp. 190
Challenges in Conducting Cognitive-Behavioral Therapyp. 197
Challenges That Originate with the Clientp. 198
Challenges That Originate with the Therapistp. 216
Challenges That Originate with the Therapeutic Relationshipp. 221
Challenges That Originate Outside of Therapyp. 223
The Research Context of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapyp. 224
A Global Perspective on Outcomep. 225
Treatments That Workp. 234
A Review of the Literaturep. 237
Myths about Cognitive-Behavioral Therapyp. 244
Negative Beliefsp. 246
Positive (but Distorted) Beliefsp. 262
Starting and Maintaining a Cognitive-Behavioral Practicep. 265
Obtaining and Accepting Referralsp. 266
Communicating Specialties, Limits, and Exclusion Criteria to Potential Clientsp. 270
Communicating to Your "Marketplace,"p. 273
Ways to Increase Your Cognitive-Behavioral Practicep. 273
Further Training and Supervision in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapyp. 276
Coming Full Circle: The Context Mattersp. 282
The Cognitive Therapy Scalep. 285
Review Articles Regarding the Efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapyp. 291
Referencesp. 297
Indexp. 313
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