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Basics and Beyond

Judith S. Beck
Guilford Press, 2011

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES The reader will be able to:
• Define the principles of cognitive therapy
• Conceptualize clients according to the cognitive model
• Plan and conduct sessions, then identify problems and goals
• Structure therapy within and across sessions
• Classify the basics of cognitive therapy in the treatment of a broad range of psychological disorders
• Focus on the core, underlying principles and techniques of cognitive therapy
• Identify when is the best time to elicit a patient's automatic thoughts
• Analyze the cognitive conceptualization diagram
• Adapt uses for the Dysfunctional Attitude Scale and Personality Belief Questionnaire
• Describe additional cognitive techniques including refocusing, using activity charts, role-playing
• Teach patients the usefulness and process of imagery

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., is Director of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research in suburban Philadelphia, and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. She has been involved in training cognitive therapists in the U.S. and abroad for many years.

Judith S. Beck gives readers a solid grounding in CBT theory, principles, and practice. In an accessible, step-by-step style, she shows how to implement evidence-based techniques that can bring about enduring emotional and behavioral change. This revised and updated second edition reflects over 15 years of research advances and Beck's ongoing experience as a clinician, teacher, and supervisor. The second edition devotes greater attention to the therapeutic relationships, building on patients' strengths, and using homework effectively. Other new features include a sample case write-up and seven reproducible clinical tools. (See for downloadable tools.)

Editorial Reviews

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Basics and Beyond

"Whether readers are graduate students getting their first exposure to cognitive therapy or seasoned professionals wanting a refresher on cognitive theory, Dr. Beck's book will satisfy most all professional training needs." Psychiatric Services

"According to the many clinical psychology students I have helped train, this has been far and away the single most useful book they have read in their careers. The fundamentals of CBT are presented comprehensively, yet in crystal-clear fashion, with straightforward prose, a wealth of sample dialogues, helpful diagrams, and informative tables. New material on behavioral activation, homework, the therapeutic relationship, and more makes a terrific book even better. This is a text that deserves to be readand rereadfrom cover to cover, whether you are a student learning CBT for the first time or an experienced clinician." Evan M. Forman, PhD, Director of PhD Program in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, Drexel University

"In addition to the fundamental aspects of CBT that were presented in the original volume, the second edition presents innovations in theory and clinical practice. Like its predecessor, this book is destined to be an international success. It is written in clear and compelling prose, with many practical suggestions and clinical vignettes. This is truly an essential book for anyone who wants to become expert in CBT." Keith S. Dobson, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, Canada, and editor of Handbook of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies

"When this book was originally published, it represented a tremendous advance in the teaching and dissemination of CBT. Now Beck has truly retooled and improved the original. Beginning therapists will appreciate the step-by-step approach to the patient that Beck, a master teacher and clinician, presents with such clarity and with detailed rationales and session transcripts. This second edition book is a classic made better for anyone interested in teaching or learning CBT." Donna M. Sudak, MD, Director of Psychotherapy Training, Department of Psychiatry, Drexel University College of Medicine

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