Evidence-Based Practice of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy by Deborah Dobson PhD, Keith S. Dobson PhD

By Deborah Dobson PhD, Keith S. Dobson PhD

Synthesizing the proof base for cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) and translating it into useful medical directions, this publication has more desirable the data and talents of hundreds of thousands of therapists and scholars. The authors--an skilled clinician and a popular psychotherapy researcher--discuss how you can enforce center CBT thoughts, why and the way they paintings, and what to do while confronted with gaps in clinical wisdom. bright case examples illustrate what evidence-based recommendations appear like in motion with real-world consumers who can have a number of proposing difficulties. The authors additionally separate CBT myths from proof and talk about how you can deal with universal therapy challenges.

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*Revised all through to include the most recent learn, together with key meta-analytic studies.
*Chapters on medical recommendations were restructured to be extra concise and digestible.
*New content material on sleep problems, decreasing avoidance, and motivational interviewing.
*A new prolonged case instance runs in the course of the book.

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Com), including the PHQ-9, a quick screening tool for depression, and the Generalized Anxiety Disorder scale (GAD-7). Some measures, however, such as the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI; A. T. Beck & Steer, 1993) or the Beck Depression Inventory–II (BDI-II; A. T. Beck, Steer, & Brown, 1996), must be purchased through a psychological testing company. com. Assessment for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy 31 It is very useful to keep several different empirically supported measures easily available for problems that you typically see in your practice.

For example, if a client presents with a fear of driving on busy freeways, it is important to determine that he or she is a competent driver. If a socially anxious client presents with some speech dysfluency or stuttering, it may be worthwhile to assess for hearing problems. One of us (D. ) has treated clients with social anxiety who were home schooled during adolescence due to their anxiety. One of the consequences may be lack of development of the social skills for peer interactions. Consequently, some clients do have skills deficits or lack knowledge, but some do not.

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