Buddhist Psychology and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: A Clinician's Guide

by Dennis Tirch (Author), Laura R. Silberstein-Tirch (Author), Russell L. Kolts (Author)
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This user-friendly guide to the basics of Buddhist psychology presents a roadmap specifically designed for cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) practitioners. It explains central Buddhist concepts and how they can be applied to clinical work, and features numerous experiential exercises and meditations. Downloadable audio recordings of the guided meditations are provided at the companion website. Essential topics include the relationship between suffering and psychopathology, the role of compassion in understanding and treating psychological problems, and how mindfulness fits into evidence-based psychotherapy practice. The book describes an innovative case conceptualization method, grounded in Buddhist thinking, that facilitates the targeted delivery of specific CBT interventions.

Book Details

Contributor
Robert L. Leahy (Introduction author)
Publication Date
October 23, 2015
Publisher
Page count
266
ISBN
9781462523269
Paper ISBN
9781462530199