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High-Yield Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Brief Sessions


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Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Indications and formats for brief CBT sessions. Enhancing the impact of brief sessions. Case formulation and treatment planning. Promoting adherence. Behavioral methods for depression. Targeting maladaptive thinking. Treating hopelessness and suicidality. Behavioral methods for anxiety. CBT methods for insomnia. Modifying delusions. Coping with hallucinations. CBT for substance misuse and abuse. Lifestyle change: building healthy habits. CBT in medical patients. Relapse prevention. Appendix 1: Worksheets and checklists. Appendix 2: CBT resources for patients and families. Appendix 3: CBT educational resources for clinicians. Appendix 4: DVD guide. Index.

About the Author

Jesse H. Wright, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Depression Center at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Donna M. Sudak, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Psychotherapy Training at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Douglas Turkington, M.D., is Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry at the Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, Royal Victoria Infirmary; and Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist with Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust, St. Nicholas Hospital, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom Michael E. Thase, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Section at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


This is an excellent reference guide for any provider wanting to learn how to use CBT strategies in brief sessions. It is readable and well supported with resources and references and an excellent demonstration DVD. I highly recommend this book to providers who work in brief sessions, primary care and psychiatry residents, and psychologists and social workers who provide services in unconventional settings. * The American Journal of Psychiatry, Patricia A. Arean, Ph.D. *

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