Simple Treatments for Complex Problems
A Flexible Cognitive Behavior Analysis System Approach To Psychotherapy
By Kimberly A. Driscoll, Kelly C. Cukrowicz, Maureen Lyons Reardon, Thomas E. Joiner Jr., Thomas E. Joiner
Routledge – 2004 – 256 pages
The Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) is a set of techniques that has proven to be efficacious in the treatment of chronic depression. This book describes ways in which it can be extended in the treatment of patients with a wide variety of psychological disorders and difficulties, in a wide variety of settings.
Vivid case illustrations and session transcripts illuminate the authors' presentation of appropriate modifications and implementations of the basic approach for personality and anxiety disorders, behavior problems in children, couples distress, and anger. The approach is flexible, efficient, and simple to train. One chapter focuses on methods for helping parents to help their own children more effectively.
CBASP has been shown to work both for patients with severe psychological symptoms and for those with more common everyday problems; both for those who are psychologically sophisticated and for those who are not.
Simple Treatments for Complex Problems offers powerful new tools for the clinical armamentarium of mental health professionals who do psychotherapy, and the conceptual armamentarium of those who train them and study treatment effectiveness.
Contents: Preface.The Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy: Modifications and Applications for a Variety of Psychological Disorders. Part I: Personality Disorders. Schizotypal Personality Disorder. Borderline Personality Disorder. Passive-Aggressive (Negativistic) Personality Disorder. Personality Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. Part II: Anxiety Disorders. Social Anxiety Disorder and Avoidant Personality Disorder. Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder. Part III: Children, Parents, and Couples. Parents of Children Diagnosed With Behavior Disorders. Children With Social Skills Deficits. Couples. Part IV: Other Issues and Groups. Anger Management Problems. Correctional Settings. The Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy: Future Directions.