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Cognitive Case Conceptualization : A Guidebook for Practitioners - Lawrence D. Needleman

Cognitive Case Conceptualization

A Guidebook for Practitioners

Paperback Published: 1st May 1999
ISBN: 9780805849530
Number Of Pages: 338

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For cognitive therapy to be successful, therapists must identify the key factors that contribute to their clients' problems. Effective cognitive case conceptualization necessarily precedes appropriate targeting and intervention selection. It requires the integration of the results of a comprehensive assessment into a strong conceptual foundation.

Solidly grounded in recent research, and focusing particular attention on important new theoretical developments, this book first offers a comprehensive overview of the contemporary cognitive model of therapy. It then lays out detailed, easy-to-follow procedures for assessing within a cognitive framework, developing effective individualized cognitive case conceptualizations, and implementing state-of-the-art interventions based on them. A step-by-step guide for concisely summarizing and representing the salient features of a client's presentation is included. Extensive case histories bring to life the entire process of cognitive therapy--assessment, conceptualization, and intervention--for several clients with a variety of complex clinical problems: panic disorder with agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and chronic or recurrent major depressive disorder.

Cognitive Case Conceptualization will become an indispensable desk reference for many experienced clinicians as well as trainees.

Contents: Foreword. Introduction to Case Conceptualization. The Cognitive Model. The Therapeutic Relationship. Assessment and Information Integration. Cognitive Therapy Interventions. Panic Disorder (PD) With Agoraphobia. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Chronic or Recurrent Major Depressive Disorder. Appendix: Blank Forms.

ISBN: 9780805849530
ISBN-10: 080584953X
Series: Personality and Clinical Psychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 1st May 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1