Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems

Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems : What to Do When the Basics Don't Work

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This groundbreaking book addresses what to do when a patient is not making progress. Provided is practical, step-by-step guidance on conceptualizing and solving frequently encountered problems, whether in developing and maintaining the therapeutic alliance or in accomplishing specific therapeutic tasks. While the framework presented is applicable to a range of challenging clinical situations, particular attention is given to modifying the longstanding distorted beliefs and dysfunctional behavioral strategies of people with personality disorders. Helpful appendices include a reproducible assessment tool, the Personality Belief Questionnaire. See also Dr. Beck's Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Second Edition: Basics and Beyond, the leading text for students and practicing therapists who want to learn the fundamentals of more

Product details

  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 498.95g
  • Guilford Publications
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1609189906
  • 9781609189907
  • 49,393

About Judith S. Beck

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 more

Review quote

"When therapy does not seem to be going well, most clinicians can name another therapist whom they think would fare better. This book teaches you how to become that therapist." - David M. Clark, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, UK "A highly practical guide for using cognitive therapy with patients who present challenging problems to clinicians with diverse levels of experience. An excellent hands-on text for graduate-level courses and for novice therapists, it can also fruitfully guide mature practitioners who wish to expand their realm of expertise." - Theodore Millon, Institute for Advanced Studies in Personology and Psychopathology, New York, USAshow more

Table of contents

Identifying Problems in Treatment. Conceptualizing Patients Who Present Challenges. When a Personality Disorder Challenges Treatment. Developing and Using the Therapeutic Alliance. Therapeutic Relationship Problems: Case Examples. When Therapists Have Dysfunctional Reactions to Patients. Challenges in Setting Goals. Challenges in Structuring the Session. Challenges in Solving Problems and in Homework. Challenges in Identifying Cognitions. Challenges in Modifying Thoughts and Images. Challenges in Modifying Assumptions. Challenges in Modifying Core Beliefs. Appendix A. Resources, Training, and Supervision in Cognitive Therapy. Appendix B. Personality Belief more