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An Introduction to Modern Cbt - Psychological Solutions to Mental Health Problems

An Introduction to Modern CBT provides an easily accessible introduction to modern theoretical cognitive behavioral therapy models. The text outlines the different techniques, their success in improving specific psychiatric disorders, and important new developments in the field. ? Provides an easy-to-read introduction into modern Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches with specific case examples and hands-on treatment techniques ? Discusses the theoretical models of CBT, outlines the different techniques that have been shown to be successful in improving specific psychiatric disorders, and describes important new developments in the field ? Offers useful guidance for therapists in training and is an invaluable reference tool for experienced clinicians
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Table of Contents

About the Author ix Foreword xi Acknowledgment xiii Preface xv Chapter 1 The Basic Idea 1 Chapter 2 Empowering the Mind 23 Chapter 3 Confronting Phobias 47 Chapter 4 Fighting Panic and Agoraphobia 61 Chapter 5 Conquering Social Anxiety Disorder 79 Chapter 6 Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 93 Chapter 7 Beating Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Worry 105 Chapter 8 Dealing with Depression 121 Chapter 9 Overcoming Alcohol Problems 135 Chapter 10 Resolving Sexual Problems 151 Chapter 11 Managing Pain 165 Chapter 12 Mastering Sleep 177 References 191 Index 205

About the Author

Stefan G. Hofmann, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Psychotherapy and Emotion Research Laboratory at Boston University. He has been a Board Member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and is an advisor to the DSM-V Development Process. He is the author of more than 170 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and has published seven books. His primary research interests focus on treatment research for which he has received many research awards. In addition to lecturing clinicians world-wide in cognitive behavioral therapy, he is a licensed psychologist and has a private practice.


"Hofmann s non-defensive and even-handed approach lendsthe book unprecedented breadth and depth, unbiased by allegiance toany proprietary model. His thoroughgoing commitment to science asthe only legitimate guide to the growth of CBT makes this book themost powerful of its kind." (Cognitive Behavioral TherapyBook Reviews, 2012) Nevertheless, this book is a great read and will serve asa permanent reference resource for anyone searching for an engagingintroduction to modern CBT. (British PsychologicalSociety, 2012) "This well-produced book is clearly written and nicelyillustrated. It starts off by presenting the basic tenets of CBT,and then describes how the approach can be applied to some of themost common mental health issues... this book would make anexcellent core text for introducing trainees to the fundamentals ofa CBT approach to common mental health problems." (ThePsychologist, April 2012)

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