An Introduction to Modern CBT: Psychological Solutions to Mental Health Problems
July 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
• Provides an easy-to-read introduction into modern
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches with specific case examples
and hands-on treatment techniques
• Discusses the theoretical models of CBT, outlines the different techniques that have been shown to be successful in improving specific psychiatric disorders, and describes important new developments in the field
• Offers useful guidance for therapists in training and is an invaluable reference tool for experienced clinicians
Chapter 1 The Basic Idea.
Chapter 2 Empowering the Mind.
Chapter 3 Confronting Phobias.
Chapter 4 Fighting Panic and Agoraphobia.
Chapter 5 Conquering Social Anxiety Disorder.
Chapter 6 Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Chapter 7 Beating Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Worry.
Chapter 8 Dealing with Depression.
Chapter 9 Overcoming Alcohol Problems.
Chapter 10 Resolving Sexual Problems.
Chapter 11 Managing Pain.
Chapter 12 Mastering Sleep.
"Hofmann’s non-defensive and even-handed approach lends the book unprecedented breadth and depth, unbiased by allegiance to any proprietary model. His thoroughgoing commitment to science as the only legitimate guide to the growth of CBT makes this book the most powerful of its kind." (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Book Reviews, 2012)
“Nevertheless, this book is a great read and will serve as a permanent reference resource for anyone searching for an engaging introduction to modern CBT.” (British Psychological Society, 2012)
"This well-produced book is clearly written and nicely illustrated. It starts off by presenting the basic tenets of CBT, and then describes how the approach can be applied to some of the most common mental health issues... this book would make an excellent core text for introducing trainees to the fundamentals of a CBT approach to common mental health problems." (The Psychologist, April 2012)An Introduction to Modern CBT by internationally known researcher and clinical psychologist Stefan Hofmann is exactly the right book for the busy clinician who wants to know the latest research, how it is relevant to clinical practice and what to do with patients who need help now. Written in a clear, compelling, and caring style, this book will be invaluable for graduate students interested in the application of empirically supported approaches – and for experienced clinicians who need to know the latest innovative CBT treatments. Each chapter provides a brief description of the disorder, relevant research findings, clear conceptualization of the problem, integrative CBT treatment drawing on the best practices available, and clinical case examples with helpful vignettes. This is a book that you will want to read – and use – on a regular basis. Hofmann is that unusual balance of scholar and clinician. You know from reading this book that his experience is with real people in the real world.
—Robert L. Leahy, Director, American Institute of Cognitive Therapy, New York
Instead of a detailed treatment manual or a long chapter in a
handbook, this beautifully written, up-to-the-minute, but succinct
description of CBT, complete with case studies, will be all that
many clinicians need to know as they approach each new case.
This resource will be valuable for training and should be on every
—David H. Barlow, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, and Founder and Director Emeritus, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, USA
An elegantly simple book that takes a single model and shows
students and professionals how to apply it to a range of common
behavioral and mental health problems. Each disorder is fitted to
the idea that maladaptive schemas and attention applied to
triggering events can produce maladaptive cognitive appraisals that
give rise to problematic emotion and behavior, and each
intervention for these disorders are then placed in a particular
part of the model. Clear, concise, and step by step, if you want to
understand the cognitive model of psychopathology and treatment,
there is no better book available.
—Steven C. Hayes, Foundation Professor of Psychology, University of Nevada, and author of ‘Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life’
A world leader in the treatment of social phobia, Stefan Hofmann
has written the ideal introductory guide to 21st century
cognitive-behavior therapy. Lucid and accessible, An
Introduction to Modern CBT will be especially valuable for
students and for seasoned therapists keen to learn the latest
evidence-based interventions for the most common problems
therapists see today.
—Richard J. McNally, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of ‘What is Mental Illness?’
While certain principles underlie the CBT treatment for the
various psychiatric disorders, clinicians must understand the
specific cognitive formulation of each disorder to understand how
to implement effective treatment for a client with a given
diagnosis. Dr. Hofmann provides such a guide in his excellent text.
Both new and experienced clinicians will benefit from his clear
explanations and guidelines for anxiety disorders, depression,
alcohol abuse, sexual problems, pain, and insomnia.
—Judith S. Beck, President, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research
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