The Comprehensive Clinician’s Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ PESI Publishing & Media; 1st edition (November 12, 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Full ebook : ‎ 265 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1683732553
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1683732556
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Written for mental health professionals, students, trainers, supervisors, teachers and clinicians of all levels, this workbook is filled with practical, easy-to-understand tools to help you put theory into practice.

Filled with worksheets, coping cards, step-by-step plans and activities, this accessible guide will help you teach clients effective coping skills, which builds their confidence, and eliminates self-doubt — the most crucial part of treatment. These tools will help clients become their own therapist and sustain recovery across a variety of issues, including:
– Depression
– Bipolar Disorder
– Anxiety
– Anger
– Substance Abuse
– Personality Disorders
– Self-Harm and Suicidality
– Psychosis


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Praise for The Comprehensive Clinician’s Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

“This is a marvelous addition to the literature supporting therapists in learning and applying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy written by two master clinicians and educators. The patient worksheets alone would be worth the purchase of the book, even for experienced clinicians. The text is practical, straightforward, and filled with specific examples of the principles in practice.” — Donna M Sudak, MD, Immediate Past President, American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training

“Clear, practical, broad, and entirely evidence-based, The Comprehensive Clinician’s Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is rightly named and is a volume which belongs on the shelf of any clinician wishing to understand the practice of contemporary CBT. Students and trainees will find the book to be a useful primer on CBT, whereas seasoned clinicians will find wisdom in the author’s spare, focused approach. They direct our attention to what is most important in practice, ensuring high-fidelity CBT. This guide is optimistic in tone, emphasizing the role of “confidence” as a foundation of clinical change. Combining elements of efficacy and hope, “confidence” is something clinicians and their patients may gain from this simple volume.” — Mark Reinecke, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University

“Ranging from anxiety disorders to psychosis and everything in between, this book is your go-to resource guide for applying the principles of CBT to a variety of clinical issues and diagnoses. Written in a manner that is easily accessible, this book provides you with the step-by-step tools needed to put theory into practice. This indispensable guide is a must have for every clinician’s library. I highly recommend it!” — Lynn McFarr, PhD, Founder of CBT California (CBTC), Professor of Health Sciences at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Why We Wrote This Book

The Comprehensive Clinician’s Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy provides clinicians with a cognitive conceptualization for a multitude of psychological disorders based within the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), as well as a variety of CBT-based interventions for addressing these specific difficulties. Our experiences as clinicians, trainers, and supervisors in large-scale CBT dissemination projects have allowed us to create a book that meets the needs of clinicians in community mental health, private practice, and hospital and organizational settings, as well as the needs of supervisors, trainers, and teachers in training programs, practicum settings, and in the classroom.

Leslie Sokol

About the Author: Leslie Sokol

Leslie Sokol, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, and an internationally recognized leader in the field of cognitive therapy with more than 35 years of experience in practice, teaching, and research. She was a past director of education and one of the principal instructors with the internationally acclaimed Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Philadelphia. She has taught cognitive therapy to professional and para professional groups, nationally and internationally, on such topics as: depression, anxiety, personality disorders, stress management, psychosis, substance abuse, and couples’ problems.

marci fox

About the Author: Marci Fox

Marci Fox, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, has been in private practice for over 25 years. She has worked closely with Dr. Sokol, Dr. Judith Beck, and Dr. Aaron T Beck at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Philadelphia for almost the same amount of time. As an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Beck Institute, she trains individuals in cognitive therapy both nationally and internationally, and helps mental health professionals to improve their clinical skills and pinpoint specific areas of remediation.

44 reviews for The Comprehensive Clinician’s Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  1. John L

    5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and practical

    I have been a practicing CBT therapist since the 1970s and endeavor to continuously improve my day-to-day practice of this evidence-based and effective therapy modality. This book, undoubtedly, belongs in the category of practice optimization. CBT, despite its apparent simplicity, has many moving pieces and involves a variety of therapist competencies (for example: collaboration and guided discovery) , as well as some very specific techniques. Some therapists, myself included, may find this a bit overwhelming at times. This book, modeling good CBT practice, breaks down the components of CBT into very concrete and specific therapist behaviors and skills. Practical and yet sophisticated in presenting CBT in non-formulaic and client-customized manner, this comprehensive workbook will be of tremendous benefit to both novice CBT therapists and, also, to more seasoned and experienced practitioners who will gain “new ways of looking at old issues”. Over the years I have become familiar with many CBT books in this ever-expanding field, but ,if asked by colleagues, trainees, or supervisees to recommend books to guide actual CBT practice, I would unreservedly recommend Judith Beck’s Cognitive behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond (2011) and this excellent resource, expertly written in a flowing and accessible style by Leslie Sokol and Marci Fox.

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  2. Gabriel Veintidos

    5.0 out of 5 stars A book to improve yourself, ideally with clinician help

    I have been using this book for the last couple of months, due to my psychologist retiring and the other psychologists too full to take in new patients. In this time, the book has helped me acknowledge several of my failings, while also showing me ways towards improvement. Since then, I’ve improved on several aspects of my personality, learning to understand my emotions, where they come from, and how to approach situations in a overall more calm manner.

    While this book can be worked on without professional help, I would highly recommend that you use this book with your therapist/psychologist/psychiatrist. While the exercises in the book can be done by yourself, the book itself mentions that you should discuss what you wrote with a licensed professional( I agree completely; This book helped reach the roots of my problem, and had I shown the book and the answers to my psychologist, I could have more easily improved myself). Either way, the book is excellent and I highly recommend it.

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    5.0 out of 5 stars Clear, simple, CBT tools.

    This book is perfect for therapists who want to teach their clients CBT techniques, in session and as homework. The various tasks are straightforward and suitable for a wide variety of clients. I highly recommend this CBT workbook.

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  4. Miki

    5.0 out of 5 stars Great book

    Great book. Even for non physicians.

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  5. Anne Hall

    5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect book to learn CBT.

    Absolutely perfect book to learn about CBT. Well written, reader friendly, comprehensive. Fantastic.

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  6. CSR

    5.0 out of 5 stars CBT 4 ME

    EXCELLENT BOOK!!! The chapter on psychosis is AMAZING!

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  7. Barely Regal Spoods

    5.0 out of 5 stars Therapist approved!

    I took this workbook with me to my therapy appointment and she was happy to work with me and the book. Cbt and Dbt are so beneficial to practice and learn the techniques to take back my life in a more manageable way. I know my mental and behavioral issues are a work in progress, but with the guide of this book and my therapy. I have confidence I’ll be more successful in my healing journey.

    Highly recommend!

    Only kind note I would have is, to have an area where you can write notes in the book after each chapter.

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  8. Shahriar Heydari

    5.0 out of 5 stars Well written. It's for the clinician not for patient

    Nicely written book. This book is intended for providers and practitioners not patients.

    Helpful? 19 0
  9. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars Great book very useful!

    I found this book by Sokol and Fox very useful. It offers practical guidelines to help apply CBT principles, research findings, and treatment methods to common mental disorders and problems. The examples clearly illustrate the applications, and the worksheets for clients and clinicians are especially handy. I wholeheartedly recommend it.

    Jesús A. Salas, PsyD ABPP
    Director, Center for Integrative Psychotherapy
    Allentown, Pennsylvania

    Helpful? 19 0
  10. Marie

    5.0 out of 5 stars Great tool

    I’ve just began reading the book and I’ve gotta say that I love how organized and thoroughly put this book is. I’m a Grad student in Social Work and started seeing clients and this book is definitely a great tool to have! We’re learning more about the CBT model and it’s nice to have something I can refer to so I can be prepared for sessions. If you’re new to the clinician profession this is a MUST HAVE!

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  11. Beatriz

    5.0 out of 5 stars Straight to the point

    I am graduate student in a clinical psychology program. I purchased this book to help me understand CBT as I was struggling with conceptualization. It was really helpful and I used it a lot when writing my final case conceptualization. I recommend this book for other psychology students.

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  12. Margaret Schemmel

    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book

    Love this book. Using lessons with several clients.

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  13. BrooklynRaised

    5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful

    I love how the authors break down how to use CBT for a variety of diagnoses. This has been both helpful for me as a new clinician and it has helped my clients as well. I wish that they made a book like this for children and adolescents. Until they do I just break it down in a kid friendly way.

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  14. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars Very well written and great skills builder!

    I really like the size of this book and the many, many resources provided. A good go to source for the new clinician and student of CBT!

    Helpful? 9 0
  15. MountainCitizen

    5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic and very accessible

    Drs. Sokol and Fox have written a fantastic guide for clinicians interested in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Their guide offers the clinician new to CBT descriptions and illustrations of the key components of modern CBT in an easy-to-consume format. It also has much to offer the advanced CBT clinician, including a battery of worksheets in reproducible format. Finally, they address a wide range of clinical concerns, not just anxiety and depression. Highly recommended!
    R. Trent Codd, III, Ed.S.
    Executive Director, CBT Counseling Centers
    Certified Trainer/Consultant Academy of Cognitive Therapy

    Helpful? 9 0
  16. Jacqueline Millspaugh

    5.0 out of 5 stars I absolutely love this book!

    It is extremely well laid out and really operationalizes all of the model components! Dr. Sokol & Dr. Fox have created a must have book for the practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy!

    Helpful? 9 0
  17. Perla fuentes

    5.0 out of 5 stars Love this

    As a student, I love this book not only for the worksheets but for the CBT explanations.

    Helpful? 8 0
  18. KD

    5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for beginners

    I love this book! I am currently an intern doing therapy and this is a great book for beginners. It provides you with steps on how to utilize CBT with clients and it provides you with worksheets. It shows you how to utilize CBT for several things such as anxiety, depression, bipolar etc. Love it highly recommend!

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  19. Melissa West

    5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!

    Great book and an easy read!

    Helpful? 5 0
  20. Ina Jetter

    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for counselors and therapists.

    This is a great therapeutic tool use in sessions when incorporating CBT with your clients

    Helpful? 5 0
  21. Rose

    5.0 out of 5 stars Easy read with relevancd

    I love this book! I almost never finish books because I get so bored with the fluff that is included in the writing. The writers provide the information concisely and do not restate it in multiple ways. They provide great examples of how clinicians can best help their client and they do it in an organized way that makes sense and is easy to retain.

    Helpful? 5 0
  22. Stacey Niederhofer

    5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps me up to date- I’m an LCDC

    Great info on cognitive behavior…., in which I use along side my chemical dependency counseling. Lots of good exercises to use with clients and groups!

    Helpful? 3 0
  23. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars Educational

    Very informative and beneficial

    Helpful? 3 0
  24. Marilyn Mota

    5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy

    Item as described. Helpful.

    Helpful? 3 0
  25. Janya

    5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a must have!!

    This book is absolutely amazing. There are so many things that you can copy for clients. It’s great for the group and individual sessions that I facilitate. I highly recommend this book for anyone who has clients who would benefit from a change in their thinking!!

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  26. User 1988

    5.0 out of 5 stars Step by step guide

    I am a new LGPC looking for ways to brush up on my stuff. This book is very easy to follow with detailed step-by-step instructions on how to use CBT. So happy I found this and I recommend for any clinician looking for an extra hand!

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  27. RS

    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent

    This is truly a wonderful resource. I love it for its accessibility. It packs a wealth of information in a really easy-to-access way. Worksheets are straight forward. Explanations are straight-forward. Brilliant and excellent. Honestly, the best book I’ve found besides Judith Beck’s text. All other texts are just meh. I feel confident doing CBT using this resource.

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  28. Nls1212

    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!

    This is a great guide for clinicians! I love how structured it is, and the worksheets are very easy to understand. This is a great book for beginner and experienced clinicians.

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  29. Ira

    5.0 out of 5 stars Great CBT book

    Great book! Bought it for personal use. Has great techniques for self help in everyday life.

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  30. Gary Heller

    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent workbook for clinicians!

    Clear, useful.

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  31. Brooke Peak

    5.0 out of 5 stars Love it

    Amazing just amazing

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  32. Laurel kelley

    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent coursework

    Binding should be metal

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  33. kyna moore

    5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful

    Great for sharing worksheets with clients.

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  34. mariana garcia

    5.0 out of 5 stars Super useful!!!

    Informative and useful!

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  35. reader

    5.0 out of 5 stars Review

    Excellent basic guide

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  36. Lina Coleman

    5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it

    Great buy

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  37. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars Every one needs this therapy

    Important resource

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  38. Zacques Jovan Oudin

    5.0 out of 5 stars Great reading

    Great product and very informational for me

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  39. Grace Costa

    5.0 out of 5 stars I need this book for class I’m taking. Thank youRequired book

    I need this book for class I’m taking. Thank you

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  40. LaShonda

    5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome workbook!!

    Great Workbook!!

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  41. Joelene Smith

    5.0 out of 5 stars Great layout

    This book has a great layout page by page. It is easy to print with it being a spiral-bound book.

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  42. FunOne46

    5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful

    Bought this for my son. He found it helpful. I chose it because it gives good information (at the end of the book) and it has good exercises to work through.

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    Great Product!

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  44. Ruby Wallace

    5.0 out of 5 stars Great tool

    Easy to use

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