In CBT Made Simple, two psychologists and experts in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) offer the ultimate "how-to" manual based on the principles of effective adult learning. Structured around these evidence-based principles, this user-friendly guide will help you learn CBT and deliver it to your clients in the most optimal way.
CBT is a popular and proven-effective treatment for several mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anger problems. However, there are no evidence-based learning techniques to teach it--until now. This simple, pragmatic guide offers everything you need to know about CBT: what it is, how it works, and how to implement it in session.
CBT Made Simple provides a user-friendly, practical approach to learning CBT using up-to-the-minute teaching methods and learning tools--in particular, the "effective adult learning model," which promotes interactive learning, experiential learning, and self-reflection. Each chapter presents key elements of CBT in clear, accessible language, and includes client dialogues--including explanations of the therapist's thinking process in relation to various interventions--and clinical examples. Practical exercises are incorporated throughout, enabling you to practice and consolidate your learning. In addition, each chapter mimics the structure of an actual CBT session.
If you are a clinician or student interested in learning more about CBT, this book--a new addition to the New Harbinger Made Simple series that includes ACT Made Simple and DBT Made Simple--has everything you need to hit the ground running. Why not make it a part of your professional library?
About the Author
Nina Josefowitz, PhD, is a psychologist in private practice and has taught a graduate-level course on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for over fifteen years in the Counselling and Clinical Psychology Program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. Josefowitz has offered workshops in CBT throughout Ontario and internationally. She has appeared in court numerous times as an expert witness in cases involving interpersonal violence. Josefowitz was on the Council of the College of Psychologists of Ontario for nine years, and president of the college from 2001-2003. She has published in the areas of trauma, women's issues, ethics, the therapeutic relationship, and a variety of issues related to CBT. Her most recent interests include incorporating imagery into CBT. David Myran, MD, (1949 - 2016) was a geriatric psychiatrist and assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Toronto. For many years, he was director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Outreach Team at Baycrest Health Sciences--a University of Toronto-affiliated hospital, where he served as a staff psychiatrist. Myran was also a CBT supervisor for psychiatry residents at the University of Toronto. Myran published and presented at professional conferences on a wide number of topics, including psychological treatment for irritable bowel syndrome, a range of topics within geriatric psychiatry, the therapeutic relationship, and depression. His interests also included using telehealth to provide psychiatric services to older adults who are housebound. Foreword writer Zindel V. Segal, PhD, is professor of psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He is coauthor of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression and The Mindful Way through Depression.