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Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems: What to Do When the Basics Don't Work [Hardcover]

Aaron T. Beck , Judith S. Beck
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6 Oct 2005 1593851952 978-1593851958

Following on the success of the bestselling Cognitive Therapy: Basics and Beyond, this groundbreaking book from Judith S. Beck addresses what to do when a patient is not making progress in cognitive-behavioral therapy. Provided is practical, step-by-step guidance on conceptualizing and solving frequently encountered problems, whether in developing and maintaining the therapeutic alliance or in accomplishing specific therapeutic tasks. While the framework presented is applicable to a range of challenging clinical situations, particular attention is given to modifying the longstanding distorted beliefs and dysfunctional behavioral strategies of people with personality disorders. Helpful appendices include a reproducible assessment tool, and the Personality Belief Questionnaire.



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  • Hardcover: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Guilford Press (6 Oct 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593851952
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593851958
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 15.9 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 893,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This excellent book focuses on the art of cognitive therapy. When therapy does not seem to be going well, most clinicians can think of another therapist whom they think would fare better. This book teaches you how to become that therapist. Drawing on her vast experience with therapists and clients, Dr. Beck beautifully outlines how to identify and overcome many of the difficulties that can arise in cognitive therapy. Highly recommended reading for novice to highly experienced cognitive therapists.' - David M. Clark, DPhil, FBA, FMedSci, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

'Clinicians have been reporting for some time now that they are seeing increasingly difficult cases in their consulting rooms. Axis I and Axis II comorbidities have become the rule rather than the exception. By systematically addressing these challenges in this clearly written and eminently readable new volume, Judith Beck takes cognitive therapy to a new level. This book will be equally useful to students and to experienced therapists.' - Glen O. Gabbard, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine

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Judith S. Beck, PhD, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research; Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


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5.0 out of 5 stars Great supplement for professionals and alike 13 April 2014
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Practising therapists as well as students would benefit from this well-written and thorough manual to hone and enhance their skills. A great book from the daughter of Aaron Beck, a founder of CBT.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dear all 25 Nov 2012
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I find a lot of new thinks to me.... It will help me in my ministry.... Thanks for every effort
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5.0 out of 5 stars When Therapy Isn't Going Well...Help Is On The Way!! 5 Dec 2006
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This is a highly practical guide for using cognitive therapy with patients who present challenging issues mental health practioners, whether you are a veteran or a novice

Chock-full of numerous detailed case scenarios, this work will enrich the practice of novice and experienced practioner alike.

Therapist have long been reporting that they are seeing increasingly difficult cases in their practices. Axis I and Axis II comorbidities have become the rule rather than the exception. By systematically addressing these challenges in this clearly written and eminently readable new volume, Judith Beck takes cognitive therapy to a new level. therapy does not seem to be going well, most clinicians can think of another therapist who they think would fare better.

We will be all the better as clinicians from benefitting from Dr. Beck's knowledge and expertise in putting together this scholarly, yet practical resource.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Challenging problems 21 Jun 2009
By George Hedrick - Published on Amazon.com
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I really liked this book written by one of the best known cognitive therapists in the country. . . .perhaps only her father is a better known cognitive therapist. It is very beneficial to read how Dr. J. Beck approaches challenging problems that arise during therapy. The case examples she gives can give a therapist insight into haow a master therapist works.

Although I liked virtually everything in the book, I particularly liked the chapter on dealing with problems that patients with axis II disorders present. The author also identifies some typical therapist reactions to the challenging problems that some clients exhibit.

I will kepp this book as a reference for a very long time
4.0 out of 5 stars It is helpful especially if you are interested in CBT. 31 Jan 2013
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At first, I received a damaged book, but they replaced it to a brand new/good condition right away.
(Thank Amazon and the company for that.)

A lot of good examples and make a MHP to re-think what might be missing or to understand possible thinking process of a client/patient.
Especially when you are dealing a difficult or not progressing situation, this book might be a good resource to read up!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another good Beck product 25 July 2010
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This book was helpful in reinforcing the basics of CBT and how to use them in dealing with challenging patients.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 8 Sep 2014
By bruce bagheri - Published on Amazon.com
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great quality, ahead of time delivery
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