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Evidence-Based Practice of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Deborah Dobson and Keith S. Dobson

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From leading experts in the field-a practicing clinical psychologist and a renowned psychotherapy researcher-this book synthesizes the evidence base for cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and translates it into practical clinical guidelines. The focus is how clinicians can use current research findings to provide the best care in real-world practice settings. Within a case formulation framework, core cognitive and behavioral theories and techniques are described and illustrated with vivid case examples. The authors also discuss managing everyday treatment challenges; separating CBT myths from facts; and how to develop a successful CBT practice and optimize the quality of services.

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction and Context of Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions

2. Assessment for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

3. Integration and Case Formulation

4. Beginning Treatment: Planning for Therapy and Building Alliance

5. Beginning Treatment: Basic Skills

6. Behavior Change Elements in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

7. Cognitive Restructuring Interventions

8. Assessing and Modifying Core Beliefs and Schemas

9. Completion of Treatment and Prevention of Relapse

10. Challenges in Conducting Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

11. The Research Context of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

12. Myths about Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

13. Starting and Maintaining a Cognitive-Behavioral Practice

Appendix A. The Cognitive Therapy Scale

Appendix B. Review Articles Regarding the Efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

About the Authors:

Deborah Dobson, PhD, is a psychologist with the Calgary Health Region and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Calgary. She also maintains a private practice, where she provides assessments and cognitive-behavioral therapy for adult clients, and is Director of Clinical Training for the Calgary Consortium in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Dobson is the President of the Board of the Canadian Mental Health Association-Calgary Division and was the Chair of the Clinical Section for the Canadian Psychological Association from 2007 to 2008. Her professional interests include client access to empirically supported treatments, clinical training, consumer advocacy, and cognitive-behavioral therapies.

Keith S. Dobson, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary, where he is also Head of Psychology and Co-Leader of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute Depression Research Program. Dr. Dobson's research has focused on cognitive models and mechanisms in depression and the treatment of depression, particularly using cognitive-behavioral therapies. His research has resulted in over 150 published articles and chapters, 8 books, and numerous conference and workshop presentations in many countries. In addition, he has written about developments in professional psychology and ethics. A past President of the Canadian Psychological Association, he is President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and President-Elect of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. Dr. Dobson is a recipient of the Canadian Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Profession of Psychology.

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