The Science of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

The Science of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

1st Edition - May 31, 2017

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  • Editors: Stefan Hofmann, Gordon Asmundson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128034583
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128034576

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The Science of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy describes the scientific approach of CBT, reviews the efficacy and validity of the CBT model, and exemplifies important differences and commonalities of CBT approaches. The overarching principle of CBT interventions is that cognitions causally influence emotional experiences and behaviors. The book reviews recent mediation studies, experimental studies, and neuroimaging studies in affective neuroscience that support the basic model of CBT, as well as those that clarify the mechanisms of treatment change. Additionally, the book explains the interplay of cognition and emotion in CBT, specifies the treatment goals of CBT, discusses the relationship of cognitive models with medical models and associated diagnostic systems, and provides concrete illustrations of important general and disorder-specific considerations of CBT.

Key Features

  • Investigates the scientific foundation of CBT
  • Explores the interplay of emotion and cognition in CBT
  • Reviews neuroscience studies on the mechanisms of change in CBT
  • Identifies similarities and differences in CBT approaches for different disorders
  • Discusses CBT extensions and modifications
  • Describes computer assisted applications of CBT


Researchers and practitioners in clinical psychology, psychiatrists, social workers

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 - The Generic Model of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Case Conceptualization-Driven Approach

    Scott H. Waltman and Leslie Sokol

    Chapter 2 - Treatment-Relevant Assessment in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

    Katerina Rnic and David J. A. Dozois

    Chapter 3 - Learning Principles in CBT

    Michelle L. Davis, Sara M. Witcraft, Scarlett O. Baird, and Jasper A. J. Smits

    Chapter 4 - Cognitive Processes in CBT

    Eni Sabine Becker and Janna Nonja Vrijsen

    Chapter 5 - Emotion Regulation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Bridging the Gap Between Treatment Studies and Laboratory Experiments

    Andre J. Plate and Amelia Aldao

    Chapter 6 - Combined Treatment with CBT and Psychopharmacology

    Josie Lee, Bridget A. Hearon, and Michael W. Otto

    Chapter 7 - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and the Cognitive Behavioral Tradition: Assumptions, Model, Methods, and Outcomes

    Fredrick Chin and Steven C. Hayes

    Chapter 8 - Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Treatments

    Lizabeth Roemer, Natalie Arbid, Jennifer H. Martinez, and Susan M. Orsillo

    Chapter 9 - Global to local: Adapting CBT for Cross-Cultural Expressions of Psychopathology

    Anushka Patel and Devon Hinton

    Chapter 10 - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Older Adults

    Elizabeth C. Price, Cynthia Kraus-Schuman, and Melinda A. Stanley

    Chapter 11 - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents

    Danielle Cornacchio, Amanda L. Sanchez, Tommy Chou, and Jonathan S. Comer

    Chapter 12 - Behavioral Activation Treatments for Depression

    Leanne Quigley and Keith S. Dobson

    Chapter 13 – CBT for Trauma

    Richard Bryant

    Chapter 14 – Eating Disorders: Transdiagnostic Theory and Treatment

    Zafra Cooper and Riccardo Dalle Grave

    Chapter 15 - Transdiagnostic Treatment for Anxiety Disorders

    Laren R. Conklin and Hannah Boettcher

    Chapter 16 - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Sleep Disorders

    Catilin Eggleston, Michael R. Dolsen, and Allison G. Harvey

    Chapter 17 - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Somatoform Disorders and Pain

    Maria Kleinstäuber and Winfried Rief

    Chapter 18 - Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Overview, Characteristics, and Future Directions

    Anita Lungu and Marsha M. Linehan

    Chapter 19 - Cognitive Bias Modification

    Jennie M. Kuckertz and Nader Amir

    Chapter 20 - Cognitive Training in Schizophrenia

    Kristen M. Haut, Vijay Mittal, Stewart Shankman, and Christine Hooker

    Chapter 21 - Internet-Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy

    Gerhard Andersson, Per Carlbring, and Heather Hadjistavropoulos

    Chapter 22 - Virtual Reality and Other Realities

    Cristina Botella, Rosa M. Baños, Azucena García-Palacios, and Soledad Quero

Product details

  • No. of pages: 628
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: May 31, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128034583
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128034576

About the Editors

Stefan Hofmann

Stefan Hofmann
Stefan G. Hofmann is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Psychotherapy and Emotion Research Laboratory at Boston University. Dr. Hofmann has served as President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. His research focuses on the mechanism of treatment change, translating discoveries from neuroscience into clinical applications, emotions, and cultural expressions of psychopathology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Psychology and Director of the Psychotherapy and Emotion Research Laboratory, Boston University, USA

Gordon Asmundson

Gordon J. G. Asmundson, Ph.D. is an international expert on psychopathology and its overlap with chronic health conditions. He is a Registered Doctoral Psychologist and Professor of Psychology at the University of Regina. He was born in Zweibrucken Germany on a Canadian Air Force Base and was raised in Canada where he received his BA, MA, and doctorate in Psychology from the University of Manitoba. In 2005-2006 he trained as a Beck Scholar at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia. He holds several editorial posts, including Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Anxiety Disorders and of Clinical Psychology Review, and serves on the editorial boards for nine other journals. His research and clinical interests are in assessment and basic mechanisms of fear, the anxiety and related disorders, and chronic pain, and the association of these with each other, maladaptive coping, and disability. His pioneering work on fear and avoidance in chronic pain and his shared vulnerability model of co-occurring PTSD and chronic pain have led to significant advances in understanding and treating these prevalent, disabling, and costly conditions. His empirical work on PTSD and other anxiety-related conditions has also influenced changes in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Dr. Asmundson has published over 380 peer-reviewed journal articles, 70 book chapters, and 8 books. He is a Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and of the Canadian Psychological Association. In addition to numerous prestigious awards received over the course of his career, in 2009 Dr. Asmundson received the highest accolade available to scientists and scholars in Canada – induction as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada – and in 2014 received the Canadian Psychological Association Donald O. Hebb Award for outstanding contributions to the science of psychology. Dr. Asmundson is married and has two children.

Affiliations and Expertise

Registered Doctoral Psychologist and Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Regina, Regina, SK, Canada

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  • SERGIOTOMASELLI M. Thu Dec 13 2018

    The Science of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Great effort to give CBT the deserved scientific rank