Idiot's Guides: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 1st Edition

  • Dr. Jayme Albin
  • Eileen Bailey
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  • ISBN-10: 1615646175
  • ISBN-13: 9781615646173
  • DDC: 616.89142
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 432 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a therapy approach that addresses dysfunctional emotions and negative behaviors through goal setting and various coping techniques such as meditation, visualization, relaxation techniques, mindfulness, and more. Although it's commonly used by therapists to treat everything from phobias and eating disorders to anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), it's often patient-driven and many of the techniques can be learned and managed without the help of a therapist. Idiot's Guides: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is designed to help readers to first learn how to recognize negative thought patterns or obsessive behaviors, and then teaches them how to employ simple yet highly effective techniques to help recognize and confront destructive behaviors on their own.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
1: The Basics of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
2: Understanding CBT.
3: Interpreting Your Thoughts and Feelings.
4: Automatic Thoughts, Assumptions, and Core Beliefs.
5: Understanding and Measuring Your Emotions.
6: CBT Techniques.
7: Setting Goals for Getting Better.
8: Visualization and Imagery.
9: Relaxation Techniques and strategies.
10: Mindfulness.
11: Your Inner Narration.
12: Testing Your New Beliefs.
13: CBT for Personal Growth.
14: Increasing Your Self-Esteem.
15: Overcoming Perfectionism.
16: Improving Your Relationships.
17: Building Assertiveness.
18: Managing Everyday Stress.
19: CBT for Specific Conditions and Situations.
20: Overcoming Depression.
21: Dealing with Anxiety Disorders.
22: Controlling Anger.
23: Overcoming Addictions or Substance Abuse.
24: Managing OCD.
25: Developing a Positive Body Image.
26: Moving Forward.
27: Knocking Down Obstacles to Progress.
28: Maintaining Gains.
29: Preparing to Backslide.
30: Working with a Therapist.
Appendixes A: Glossary.
Appendixes B: Resources.
Appendixes C: Forms.
Appendixes D: References.
About the Authors.