CBT Made Simple

A Clinician's Guide to Practicing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Second Edition
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9781684034550
Item Number: 8663

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In this second edition of CBT Made Simple, two renowned psychologists and experts in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) offer the most comprehensive manual available to help professionals learn CBT and deliver it to clients for better treatment outcomes.

CBT is an evidence-based treatment for several mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and anger problems. This simple, pragmatic guide offers everything you need to know about CBT: what it is, how it works, and how to implement it in session.

This fully revised and updated second edition of CBT Made Simple provides a user-friendly, practical approach to learning CBT using up-to-the-minute teaching methods and learning tools—in particular, the “effective adult learning model,” which promotes interactive learning, experiential learning, and self-reflection. Each chapter presents key elements of CBT in clear, accessible language, and includes client dialogues and clinical examples. Practical exercises are incorporated throughout, enabling you to practice and consolidate your learning. In addition, each chapter mimics the structure of an actual CBT session.

This new edition also includes the core components of CBT—core beliefs, intermediate beliefs, and behavioral experiments—to make this the most comprehensive CBT manual you’ll find anywhere.


CBT Made Simple delivers a thorough, clear, and structured approach to learning cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills and applying them to clinical practice. Seasoned and new therapists will benefit from the written exercises, discussion of which interventions to use, and additional online resources to augment their learning. I’m thrilled with the addition of mindfulness concepts in the second edition, which I’ve found add depth and efficacy to my own CBT practice.”

—Sharon Martin, MSW, LCSW, psychotherapist, and author of The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism

“The second edition of CBT Made Simple by Josefowitz and Myran is an updated version of their outstanding guide to the practice of CBT. This book is a rare example of a step-by-step manual that is user-friendly, case-based, engaging, and filled with useful tools and resources, including videos that can be accessed online. The new edition has some excellent additions, including how mindfulness approaches can be used to complement CBT.”

—David K. Conn, MB, FRCPC, vice president of education at Baycrest Health Sciences, and professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Toronto

PART 1: CBT Foundation
Use CBT Theory to Understand Your Clients
Focus on Your Clients’ Problems and Strengths
Develop Goals for Therapy
Structure Your Sessions
PART 2: Understand Your Clients’ Problems
Identify Your Clients’ Feelings, Physical Reactions, and Behaviors
My Oients Have So Many Thoughts-Which Do I Focus On?
Identify Your Clients’ Thoughts
PART 3: Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions
8 Look for Evidence and Create Balanced Thoughts
9 Problem Solving-Finding a Better Way
10 Behavioral Activation-Action Plans for Depression
11 Exposure Therapy-Clients Face Their Fears
PART 4: Working with Underlying Beliefs
12 Working with Core Beliefs
13 Underlying Assumptions and Behavioral Experiments
PART 5: CBTinAction
14 Treatment Guidelines and Suzanne and Raoul’s Therapy
Appendix: Answers to YOUR TURN! Exercises

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