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Mastering cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) for the common, yet difficult-to-treat aspects of severe mental illness has now been made easier with Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Severe Mental Illness. A proven, effective treatment for patients with severe mental illness, CBT is illuminated in an insightful volume that boasts an abundance of learning exercises, worksheets, and checklists—plus video demonstrations on DVD that offer an inside look at CBT methods in use.
This book, with its video illustrations, is filled with clinical wisdom that is based on a clear conceptualization of the treatment processes and methods. Easy to follow, engaging, and clearly written, this work is a ‘must read’ and ‘must view’ for therapists treating patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or treatment-resistant depression.—The leading experts in the field of cognitive-behavior therapy of psychosis, bipolar disorders, and treatment-resistant depression show us in an outstanding fashion how to treat severe mental disorders using CBT.
The book is filled with lively clinical vignettes, learning exercises, practical tips for clinicians, and helpful handouts for clients. These useful aids—together with a DVD of excellent video illustrations—make this book required reading for any clinician dealing with severe mental disorders.—Roger Hagen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway