Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems: What to Do When the Basics Don't Work
This groundbreaking book addresses what to do when a patient is not making progress. Provided is practical, step-by-step guidance on conceptualizing ... Show synopsis This groundbreaking book addresses what to do when a patient is not making progress. Provided is practical, step-by-step guidance on conceptualizing and solving frequently encountered problems, whether in developing and maintaining the therapeutic alliance or in accomplishing specific therapeutic tasks. While the framework presented is applicable to a range of challenging clinical situations, particular attention is given to modifying the longstanding distorted beliefs and dysfunctional behavioral strategies of people with personality disorders. Helpful appendices include a reproducible assessment tool, the Personality Belief Questionnaire. See also Dr. Beck's "Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Second Edition: Basics and Beyond," the leading text for students and practicing therapists who want to learn the fundamentals of CBT.