Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond

Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond
3rd Ed.
2021 © Guilford Publications
Judith S. Beck, PhD
ISBN-13: 978-1-4625-4419-6
eISBN-13: 978-1-4625-4422-6
Psychiatry, Mental Health


Hundreds of thousands of clinicians and graduate students have relied on this text—now significantly revised with more than 50% new material—to learn the fundamentals of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Leading expert Judith S. Beck demonstrates how to engage patients, develop a sound case conceptualization, plan individualized treatment, structure sessions, and implement core cognitive, behavioral, and experiential techniques. Throughout the book, extended cases of one client with severe depression and another with depression, anxiety, and borderline personality traits illustrate how a skilled therapist delivers CBT and troubleshoots common difficulties.

New to This Edition

  • • Chapter on the therapeutic relationship.
  • • Chapter on integrating mindfulness into treatment.
  • • Presents recovery-oriented cognitive therapy (CT-R)—which emphasizes clients’ aspirations, values, and positive adaptation—alongside traditional CBT.
  • • Pedagogical features: clinical tips, reflection questions, practice exercises, and videos at the companion website.
  • • New case examples featuring clients with more complex problems.
  • • Demonstrates how to integrate strategies from other modalities, such as acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.

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Specialty Score: 2.6 Health Sciences - Psychology, Clinical
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book is excellent because it is a step-by-step approach to understanding cognitive behavior therapy, written by an expert in the field. The clinical examples really help the readers understand how theory is applied. The book should be in the libraries of students first learning the CBT process. However, seasoned professionals will also gain much from this volume as well. The third edition is needed because the book has been updated with new material."

-- Gary Kaniuk, PsyD (Cermak Health Services) Doody's Review


According to the book, "written for a broad audience of clinicians, this state-of-the-art guide is an essential text for both graduate students and professionals in clinical psychology, social work, counseling, psychiatry, and psychiatric nursing." The book meets the needs of its intended audience. The author is a credible authority in the subject matter of the book. Judith S. Beck is president of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She has published extensively in the field with over 100 articles and chapters along with several books.

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