1st Edition

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy A Guide for the Practising Clinician, Volume 2

Edited By Gregoris Simos Copyright 2009
    248 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: A Guide for the Practising Clinician, Volume 2 brings the practising clinician up to date with recent developments in the continuously expanding field of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). As with the first volume, this book is a clinically orientated and techniques-focused CBT manual, dealing with specific clinical conditions, skilfully blending guiding theories, focused techniques and clinical flexibility.

    With contributions from distinguished clinicians and researchers, a variety of specific disorders are examined, including:

    • Social anxiety disorder, CBT for psychoses, preventing relapse in depression;
    • Posttraumatic stress disorder, health anxiety;
    • Body dysmorphic disorder, pathological gambling, medical illness.

    These disorders are also discussed in the context of up-to-date processes and approaches, such as homework assignments, compassion-focused therapy and metacognitive-focused therapy. As such this book, along with the first volume, will be essential reading for all CBT practitioners, mental health professionals and students alike.

    Simos, Preface. Pinto, Turkington, Kingdon, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Psychosis: Enhancing the Therapeutic Relationship to Improve the Quality of Life. Papageorgiou, CBT, Depressive Rumination and Metacognition. Barnhofer, Fennell, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Preventing Relapse in Depression. Blackmore, Heimberg, Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder. Rauch, Foa, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Taylor, Collimore, Asmundson, Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Health Anxiety. Neziroglu, Khemlani-Patel, Jacofsky, Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Symptoms, Models and Treatment Interventions. Morasco, Ledgerwood, Weinstock, Petry, Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Pathological Gambling. Kyrios, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy in Medical Illness. Konstadinidis, Goga, Simos, Effective Socialization In CBT: The Collaborative Interviewing in Mathematical Analogy Technique (CLIMATE). Kazantzis, Daniel, Homework Assignments in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Leahy, Resistance: An Emotional Schema Therapy Approach. Gilbert, Developing a Compassion Focused Approach in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.


    Gregoris Simos is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and also a cognitive behavioural clinician at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

    'Gregoris Simos has, once again, compiled an up-to-date comprehensive text, which serves as a second volume to his first text on cognitive-behavior therapy. This companion volume is filled with interventions that serve as an invaluable contribution to the field. The contributors consist of an outstanding cadre of accomplished cognitive-behavior therapists who combine a critical review of the research literature with practical considerations of clinical issues and case examples. Practitioners and researchers alike will find this text a great asset to the professional literature.' - Frank M. Dattilio, Ph.D., ABPP, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    'This is an impressive work providing accounts of difficult to treat conditions and of state of the art conceptualisations in the practise of CBT. The chapters are written by leading researchers and clinicians and provide a skilful blend of theory, empirical summaries and practical guidance. This book will be of great value to clinicians, researchers and students at all levels.' - Adrian Wells, Professor of Clinical and Experimental Psychopathology, University of Manchester.