Assessment in Cognitive Therapy

Edited by Gary P. Brown and David A. Clark

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366 Pages
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“This is one of the few books on CBT that focus on the assessment process. Written by an international collection of experts in the field, it provides up-to-date information and covers many different areas of assessment within a DSM-5 framework. This would be an excellent addition to the libraries of students and professionals who practice in the CBT tradition.”

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“This volume charts a new course for the models and applications of assessment in CBT. Leading authorities in the field examine both conceptual and pragmatic concerns in the measurement of cognitive processes and outcomes, as well as the connection between cognitive assessment and other critical features of the therapy process. Particular attention is given to the implications of DSM-5 for assessment, dimensional and transdiagnostic considerations, and the role of assessment in case conceptualization. The editors have purposefully attended to assessment from diverse perspectives, giving the book a unique place in the field. It will be of interest to a wide variety of practitioners, researchers, and students.”

—Keith S. Dobson, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, Canada

“With cognitive-behavioral treatment covering such a variety of mental health conditions, the need is greater than ever for careful evaluation beyond the standard history. This book demonstrates the value of a multipronged approach. Remarkably comprehensive, it will help guide clinicians, researchers, and students in a quest to better serve those who seek care. I know something about evaluating patients, and I learned a lot from reading this book.”

—James Morrison, MD, Affiliate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University

“Providing a timely summary of the major challenges facing the field of cognitive clinical assessment, Brown and Clark set an agenda for future research that is both challenging and compelling. Chapters by internationally recognized experts offer a balanced summary and thought-provoking critique of the present state of the field. Each chapter concludes with Key Points that nicely summarize content and highlight recommendations relevant to clinical practice, research, and training. Essential reading for CBT practitioners and researchers, it would also be a solid and stimulating text for graduate courses.”

—Gregory H. Mumma, PhD, Department of Psychology, Texas Tech University

“Addressing a key element of cognitive therapy, the editors have put together a great volume that helped me consider assessment in the detail it deserves. The book guides us to ensure that assessment is evidence based and woven throughout a course of therapy. It urges clinicians to think beyond giving clients just another self-report questionnaire and helps us understand the measures we use (and those we don’t, but should). I heartily encourage clinicians to read this book—and take heed of the guidance it provides—so we can be truly empirical in our work.”

—Nick Grey, DClinPsy, Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom