Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Theory into Practice provides a formal translation of CBT theory in practice by addressing how to apply core competencies for therapists/psychologists serving mental health clients. This book is designed for graduate students in training and mental health professionals who want to learn the basic foundations of applied CBT, but itis also an invaluable resource for experienced practitioners looking to improve their skills. Adam M. Volungis reviews the most common and pertinent CBT skills necessary for most clients encountered in practice, from establishing a sound therapeutic alliance and structuring sessions to modifying negative automatic thoughts and behavioral exposure.
Each skill is first presented with a sound evidence-based rationale and then followed by specific steps. Most of the CBT skills covered are accompanied by therapist-client therapy dialogue vignettes and many hours of supplemental videos, worksheets for clinical use, and PowerPoints, which can be accessed on the companion website. Each chapter also includes discussion questions and activities that provide the opportunity for students to practice each CBT skill individually or with peers, while tables and figures conceptualize and summarize key themes and skills.