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1st Edition

Pattern Focused Therapy
Highly Effective CBT Practice in Mental Health and Integrated Care Settings

ISBN 9780367429317
Published July 24, 2020 by Routledge
220 Pages

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Book Description

Pattern-Focused Therapy incorporates brief cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)  interventions for symptom reduction and a step-by-step therapeutic strategy for effectively changing clients’ maladaptive patterns and increasing their well-being.

Integrating research, clinical expertise, and client needs and values, Pattern Focused Therapy is a highly effective third-wave CBT approach that can be applied to a wide range of clients. This text guides therapists through the pattern focused approach, facilitating learning through session-by-session transcriptions and commentaries from the first to the final session. Interventions for optimizing treatment and indicators of successful therapy are included along with a chapter on Pattern Focused Therapy in integrated care settings.

Seasoned and beginner therapists alike will benefit from this invaluable method for learning and mastering this evidence-based approach.

Table of Contents

1. Pattern Focused Therapy and Psychotherapy Practice: Today and Tomorrow  2. Pattern: Assessment and Case Conceptualization  3. Practicing Pattern Focused Therapy  4. Ultra-Brief Therapeutic Interventions  5. Outcomes Assessment and Indicators of Successful Therapy  6. The First Session  7. The Middle Sessions  8. The Final Sessions  9. Interventions for Optimizing Treatment  10. Pattern Focused Therapy in Integrated Care Settings

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Len Sperry, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor at Florida Atlantic University. He has practiced, taught, and written about CBT for four decades. Among his 1000+ professional publications are six other CBT books.


 "In Pattern-Focused Therapy, Dr. Sperry offers another remarkably timely, practical, easy-to-read contribution for both students and professionals in health and mental health care professions. In our current healthcare marketplace clinicians must provide brief, evidence-based, practical, and efficacious treatments for their clients and this new book will help them to do so. It represents the new third wave of cognitive behavioral therapy that addresses six compelling trends in the field just perfectly. Clearly, this book should be in the hands of all practitioners today and is likely to become a classic." – Thomas G. Plante, Ph.D., Santa Clara University and Stanford University School of Medicine

"Pattern-Focused Therapy is one of the most practical texts available on how to do brief CBT evidence-based practice therapy. This book provides all the necessary tools for assessment, case conceptualization, technique selection, and outcomes monitoring in clear step-by-step procedures and therapy session examples. Beginners and experts alike will benefit from a special chapter dealing with practical strategies for preventing premature termination. If you want to learn how to do effective therapy in 4-6 sessions, this book will show you how." – Brian A. Gerrard, Ph.D., Western Institute for Social Research, Berkeley and University of San Francisco

"Dr. Sperry’s book is a valuable addition to third wave cognitive-behavioral therapy. Pattern-Focused Therapy is a clear and accessible presentation of Sperry’s brief, relationally focused, and evidence-based approach to progressive cognitive-behavioral therapy. It is an essential resource for therapists-in-training, therapy educators, and seasoned clinicians." – Richard E. Watts, Ph.D., distinguished professor, Sam Houston State University