An authoritative practitioner guide and student text, this book offers clear advice on how to structure and lead cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) groups and overcome common challenges that arise. Specific, evidence-based group assessment and treatment protocols are provided for a range of frequently encountered disorders. Emphasizing that a CBT group is more than the sum of its individual members, the authors show how to understand and use group process to optimize outcomes. Up to date, accessible, and highly practical, the book is filled with session outlines, sample dialogues, checklists, troubleshooting tips, and other user-friendly features.
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Number of pages: 452
Weight: 782 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 34 mm
"This is a groundbreaking volume. Unlike other books on CBT with groups, this one highlights the importance of group processes and structure. The authors provide detailed descriptions of how clinicians can manage these aspects of practice more effectively to improve outcomes. The book also addresses common comorbidities and other thorny, real-world issues that are often neglected in the group CBT literature."--Ronald W. Toseland, PhD, University at Albany, State University of New York
"This impressive volume richly details the challenges and rewards of providing cognitive-behavioral therapy in a multiperson context. Group leaders, who face the demanding task of structuring therapeutic content while simultaneously leaving room for therapeutic process, will find themselves ably supported by the authors' sophisticated integrative philosophy and clinically astute suggestions. This book will set the standard for group-based CBT for years to come."--Zindel V. Segal, PhD, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Canada
"An excellent addition to any therapist's library. This volume nicely combines the research literature and sound group protocols with practical advice that every group therapist--beginning or experienced--can use. This volume is an outstanding example of evidence-based practice. I would definitely use this book in a graduate psychotherapy course. Group therapy has many advantages over individual therapy, and this volume will help many more therapists use the group format. This is easily the most important volume on CBT in groups today. The depth of coverage and broad range of disorders will make it useful in many settings."--Debra A. Hope, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"This is a wonderful, original, and highly needed book addressing the very practical problem of providing CBT in a group format. The authors thoughtfully integrate the scholarly clinical literature on group therapy with that of evidence-based, protocol-driven CBT therapies for individual DSM-IV mood, anxiety, and eating disorders. Given the pressing need to make these efficacious treatments available to large numbers of people, group therapy makes a lot of sense. However, the authors go beyond this practical rationale to explain clearly the important advantages of working in groups. As a primarily individual therapist, I felt excited by the idea that group work may be superior, and have become motivated to try this modality. This book sets a new standard for the field, and will be useful for psychiatric residents, clinical psychologists, and social workers who have some familiarity with psychopathology and are interested in learning how to do group therapy."--M. Katherine Shear, MD, Columbia University School of Social Work
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