The Science of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128034576, 9780128034583

The Science of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

1st Edition

Editors: Stefan Hofmann Gordon Asmundson
eBook ISBN: 9780128034583
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128034576
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 31st May 2017
Page Count: 628
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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


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About the Editor

Stefan Hofmann

Stefan Hofmann

Stefan G. Hofmann, Ph.D. is an international expert on psychotherapy for emotional disorders. He is professor of Psychology at Boston University, where he is the Director of the Psychotherapy and Emotion Research Laboratory. Stefan was born and raised in Germany. He studied psychology at the University of Marburg, Germany, where he received his B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. He came to the US in 1991 and has been calling Boston his home since 1996. Prior to that, he was at SUNY Albany and before that at Stanford University. He has been President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT; 2012-2013) and is presently president of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. He is presently editor-in-chief of Cognitive Therapy and Research and Associate Editor of Clinical Psychological Science and was formerly associate editor of many other journals, including the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. He is the recipient of ABCT’s Outstanding Service Award, the Aaron T. Beck Award for Excellence in Contributions to CBT by Assumption College and the Aaron T. Beck Award for Significant and Enduring Contributions to the Field of Cognitive Therapy by Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He was an advisor to the DSM-5 Development Process and was a member of the DSM-5 Anxiety Disorder Sub-Work Group, Stefan has published widely as an author of more than 300 peer-reviewed journal articles and 15 books, including An Introduction of Modern CBT (Wiley-Blackwell) and Emotion in Therapy: From Science to Practice (by Guilford Press). He is also the co-author (together with David Barlow and Mark Durand) of one of the best-selling Abnormal Psychology text books in the world, Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach (8th Edition). His research focuses on the mechanism of treatment change, translating discoveries from neuroscience into clinical applications, emotion regulation, and cultural expressions of psychopathology. Stefan has been awarded generous research grants from the NIMH and NARSAD. He is a fellow of the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies and the Association for Psychological Science. He gave up his American Psychological Association fellowship status when he resigned in protest over the fact that APA was actively involved in torturing political prisoners. He lectures internationally, is a licensed psychologist, and is married with two children. Weblink:

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Psychology and Director, Social Anxiety Program, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA

Gordon Asmundson

Gordon J. G. Asmundson, Ph.D. is an international expert on psychopathologay 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 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 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, 60 book chapters, and 6 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

Department of Psychology, University of Regina, Regina, SK, Canada

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