Are you reading Judith Beck’s Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Second Edition: Basics and Beyond? You’ll need this unofficial companion to her book, “the leading text for students and practicing therapists who want to learn the fundamentals of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT).” Based on a close reading of the second edition of the text, this guide presents Beck’s greatest insights in an accessible, easy-to-read summary format.
Chapters from Beck’s book are highlighted one-by-one, from Chapter 1’s “Introduction to Cognitive Behavior Therapy” to Chapter 20, “Problems in Therapy.” This book also includes sample exercises like the cognitive conceptualization diagram (Chapter 13) and activity log (Chapter 15).
For students and practitioners alike, this book serves as an excellent tool for delving deeper into Beck’s text or reviewing her material without the picking up the tome.
Comments on Beck’s Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Second Edition: Basics and Beyond:
“…this book is eminently practical and authoritative. In a highly accessible, step-by-step style, master clinician Judith S. Beck demonstrates how to engage patients, develop a sound case conceptualization, plan treatment, and structure sessions effectively. Core cognitive, behavioral, and experiential techniques are explicated and strategies are presented for troubleshooting difficulties and preventing relapse…”—Book description
“What was already an invaluable resource is further improved with the updated second edition. Beck describes the nuts and bolts of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and brings therapeutic processes and techniques to life through session narratives and case examples. New to this edition is a 'What if…' feature that offers valuable answers to common clinical questions, which extend beyond the basics. This text is essential reading for individuals learning CBT and a key reference for more seasoned therapists. It should be on the bookshelf of every mental health professional and used in every graduate course on CBT.”—David J. A. Dozois, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, Canada