Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy Strategies
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
Cognitive–behavioral therapy (CBT), a system of treatment involving a focus on thinking and its influence on both behavior and feelings, is one of the dominant approaches to psychotherapy. CBT is based on a model of psychopathology that emphasizes the role of dysfunctional beliefs and situational cognitions and their influence on emotional and behavioral outcomes, which in turn reinforce negative beliefs and thought patterns.
Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy Strategies illustrates multiple aspects of the CBT system of psychotherapy, including the setting conditions (e.g., the therapy relationship), parameters around the techniques, and the techniques themselves.
Using selected vignettes from actual therapy sessions, Keith S. Dobson explores the key techniques used in cognitive–behavioral therapy, including developing a therapeutic alliance, case conceptualization, psychoeducation, assigning homework, and assessing automatic thoughts.
Keith S. Dobson, PhD, is a professor of clinical psychology at the University of Calgary. He has served in various roles there, including past director of clinical psychology and coleader of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute Depression Research program, and current head of psychology. His research has focused on both cognitive models and mechanisms in depression and the treatment of depression, particularly using cognitive–behavioral therapies.
Dr. Dobson's research has resulted in more than 150 published articles and chapters, nine books, and numerous conference and workshop presentations in many countries. Recent books include The Prevention of Anxiety and Depression (Dozois & Dobson, 2004), Risk Factors for Depression (Dobson & Dozois, 2008), Evidence-Based Practice of Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy (Dobson & Dobson, 2009) and the Handbook of Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy, 3rd Edition (Dobson, 2010).
In addition to his research in depression, he has written about developments in professional psychology and ethics, and has been actively involved in organized psychology in Canada, including a term as president of the Canadian Psychological Association. He was a member of the University of Calgary Research Ethics Board for many years, and is president of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, as well as the president of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy.
Among other awards, he has been given the Canadian Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Profession of Psychology.
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- Cognitive–Behavior Therapy for Depression Series
Jacqueline B. Persons, Joan Davidson, and Michael A. Tompkins
- Cognitive–Behavioral Family Therapy
Frank M. Dattilio
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety
- Cognitive Therapy
Judith S. Beck
- Cognitive Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder
Mary Anne Layden
- Cognitive Therapy for Panic Disorder
David M. Clark
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression
Zindel V. Segal
- Schema Therapy
Jeffrey E. Young
- Treating Clients With Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Michelle G. Craske
- Bipolar Disorder: A Cognitive Therapy Approach
Cory F. Newman, Robert L. Leahy, Aaron T. Beck, Noreen Reilly-Harrington, and Laszlo Gyulai
- Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy
Michelle G. Craske
- Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy for Refractory Cases: Turning Failure Into Success
Edited by Dean McKay, Jonathan S. Abramowitz, and Steven Taylor
- Cognitive Schemas and Core Beliefs in Psychological Problems: A Scientist–Practitioner Guide
Edited by Lawrence Phillips Riso, Dan J. Stein, Pieter L. du Toit, and Jeffrey E. Young
- Cognitive Therapy for Suicidal Patients: Scientific and Clinical Applications
Amy Wenzel, Gregory K. Brown, and Aaron T. Beck
- Interpersonal Processes in the Anxiety Disorders: Implications for Understanding Psychopathology and Treatment
J. Gayle Beck
- Phobic Disorders and Panic in Adults: A Guide to Assessment and Treatment
Martin M. Antony and Richard P. Swinson
- The Prevention of Anxiety and Depression: Theory, Research, and Practice
David J. A. Dozois and Keith S. Dobson