Cognitive Behavior Therapy


You save US$10.86

Free delivery worldwide

Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days

When will my order arrive?


The leading text for students and practicing therapists who want to learn the fundamentals of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), this book is eminently practical and authoritative. In a highly accessible, step-by-step style, master clinician Judith S. Beck demonstrates how to engage patients, develop a sound case conceptualization, plan treatment, and structure sessions effectively. Core cognitive, behavioral, and experiential techniques are explicated and strategies are presented for troubleshooting difficulties and preventing relapse. An extended case example and many vignettes and transcripts illustrate CBT in action. Reproducible clinical tools can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. See also Dr. Beck's Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems: What to Do When the Basics Don't Work, which addresses ways to solve frequently encountered problems with patients who are not making progress. New to This Edition*Reflects over 15 years of research advances and the author's ongoing experience as a clinician, teacher, and supervisor.*Chapters on the evaluation session and behavioral activation.* Increased emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, building on patients' strengths, and homework.*Now even more practical: features reproducibles and a sample case write-up.

show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 391 pages
  • 162.56 x 228.6 x 35.56mm | 680.39g
  • Guilford Publications
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1609185048
  • 9781609185046
  • 2,805

Review quote

"Anyone who wants to find out about Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and how to apply it in practice need look no further. The second edition of Beck's excellent, bestselling book provides an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to delivering the various elements of CBT. The book offers a comprehensive introduction for those new to CBT, with illustrative case examples throughout; it is also an essential resource for experienced cognitive therapists who want to brush up on their knowledge and skills. It should definitely be a core text in every CBT training program." - Alison Brabban, Durham University, UK "When I want students to learn how to conduct cognitive therapy, Cognitive Therapy: Basics and Beyond is the first book I assign. Before I assigned this book for the first time, I reread it to make certain it was as useful as I remembered. It was - and to my surprise, I even found that many of what I had come to think of as my own special insights in training supervisees were actually right there on the page. When students have mastered this text, Judith Beck's Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems is a natural (and useful) next step." - Thomas L. Rodebaugh, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA

show more

About Director Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry Judith S Beck PhD

Judith S. Beck, PhD, is President of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (, which provides state-of-the-art training in CBT and offers online courses on a variety of CBT topics, including Essentials of CBT: The Beck Approach. She is also Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She has written nearly 100 articles and chapters as well as several books for professionals and consumers; has made hundreds of presentations, nationally and internationally, on topics related to CBT; and is the codeveloper of the Beck Youth Inventories and the Personality Belief Questionnaire. Dr. Beck is a founding fellow and past president of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

show more

Table of contents

Foreword, Aaron T. Beck1. Introduction to Cognitive Therapy2. Overview of Treatment3. Cognitive Conceptualization4. The Evaluation Session5. Structure of the First Therapy Session6. Behavioral Activation7. Session 2 and Beyond: Structure and Format8. Problems with Structuring the Therapy Session9. Identifying Automatic Thoughts10. Identifying Emotions11. Evaluating Automatic Thoughts12. Responding to Automatic Thoughts13. Identifying and Modifying Intermediate Beliefs14. Identifying and Modifying Core Beliefs15. Additional Cognitive and Behavioral Techniques16. Imagery17. Homework18. Termination and Relapse Prevention19. Treatment Planning20. Problems in Therapy21. Progressing as a Cognitive TherapistAppendicesAppendix A. Cognitive Case Write-UpAppendix B. Cognitive Behavior Therapy ResourcesAppendix C. Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale

show more