1st Edition

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy A Guide for the Practising Clinician, Volume 1

Edited By Gregoris Simos Copyright 2002

    Although Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has a well elaborated theoretical background and documented standard therapeutic process, new specific theoretical formulations and genuine techniques seem to continually appear. These new treatment developments in CBT constitute the heart of this book.
    Leading researchers and clinicians, who are also well established experts in the application of CBT present the extent of their experience, as well as appropriate and state-of-the-art treatment techniques for a variety of specific disorders:
    * Management of Major Depression, suicidal behaviour and Bipolar Disorder.
    * Treatment of Anxiety Disorders such as Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
    * Application of CBT to Eating Disorder and Personality Disorders, especially Borderline Personality Disorder.
    * Implementation of CBT with specific populations such as couples and families, children and adolescents.
    The book focuses on clinical practice and treatment techniques, but avoids a step-by-step approach.
    Instead it encourages flexibility and integrativity in order to help the practicing clinician become more competent and efficient in applying CBT. Well-known contributors reveal a variety of treatment styles, and case examples and treatment transcripts are used to show how theoretical innovations integrate with the practice of CBT.

    Beck, Foreword. Beck, Introduction. The Cognitive Treatment of Depression. Cognitive Behavioural Treatment of Suicidal Behaviour. Cognitive Therapy of Bipolar Disorder. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Panic Disorder. Psychosocial Treatment for OCD. Combining Cognitive and Behavioural Treatments. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Worry and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Cognitive Behavioural Treatment of Eating Disorders. Schema Focused Therapy for Personality Disorders. Letting it Go: Using Cognitive Therapy to Treat Borderline Personality Disorder. Cognitive-Behavioural Techniques with Couples and Families. Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy with Children and Adolescents.


    Gregoris Simos is a cognitive behavioural clinician at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is on the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy and an accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist, and is a founding member and current President of the Greek Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies.

    'This book is a state-of-the-art guide for the clinician conducting cognitive-behavioral therapy. The great value of the cognitive-behavioral approach is that it is strongly grounded in empirical studies of processes and the effectiveness of treatment. This book reflects the scientist-practitioner model of this approach. Each chapter is written by a leading authority in the field. I found it especially helpful that each author provided a strong theoretical and clinical formulation that then guided treatment recommendations. The reader will find this book to be an excellent and up-to-date integration of the best in theory, research and clinical practice.' - Robert L. Leahy, President-Elect, International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy and Editor, Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly

    'This book captures the essence of good Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, which is the skilful blending of guiding theory, focused techniques and clinical flexibility. The clarity and relevance of this book make it "must have" for those who wish to be effective cognitive behaviour therapists.' - Paul Salkovskis, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Applied Science, Institute of Psychiatry, London