Published Books Reviews

Learing Cognitive-Behavior Therapy by Dr. Jess Wright

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Learning Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

An Illustrated Guide: Core Competencies in Psychotherapy, 2nd Edition

  1. “This book is one of my favorites. It is in the very top rank of CBT texts and stands alone in its masterful blending of text and video.”—Aaron T. Beck, M.D., University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
  1. “This second edition of the book is a superb manual for incorporating cognitive behavior strategies in everyday clinical practice. This highly readable guide is an essential reference for health care providers, who may understand when cognitive-behavior therapy is indicated and how it can be accomplished. It provides a state-of-the art practical summary of the field, that reflects the outstanding teaching experience of the authors.”—Giovanni A. Fava, M.D., Editor-in-Chief, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics; Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
  1. "Besides the original CBT manuals, I can think of no better resource for therapists wishing to learn the science and art of CBT. It is written with extraordinary precision and clarityl, so that CBT therapists at all stages of their careers can develop and sharpen their skills so as to best serve their clients. The authors are evidently master CBT therapists and trainers as readers will be inspired to learn to become more effective CBT therapists.”—Willem Kuyken, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford
  1. Learning Cognitive-Behavior Therapy: An Illustrated Guide, Second Edition: Core Competencies in Psychotherapy summarizes CBT principles, processes and interventions in an easy to read format. It offers a succinct introduction for psychiatric residents or therapists new to CBT and will whet your appetite to learn more.”—Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D., Distinguished Founding Fellow, Academy of Cognitive Therapy
Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Severe  Mental Illness: An Illustrated Guide

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Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Severe Mental Illness: An Illustrated Guide

  1. “Forget the old canard that psychotherapy is for the worried well. This is the Wright stuff—a helpful, practical, readable book for clinicians ready to extend CBT to psychiatric patients with severe mental illness. The expert authors illustrate with video clips the CBT techniques for treating patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and severe and treatment-resistant depression. They explain how to use CBT in conjunction with medication to build an alliance with and help severely ill psychiatric patients address stigma, medication adherence, psychotic symptoms, and relapse prevention. I highly recommend it for therapists working with such patients.”— John C. Markowitz, M.D., New York State Psychiatric Institute, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  1. “This book, with its video illustrations, is filled with clinical wisdom that is based on a clear conceptualization of the treatment processes and methods. Easy to follow, engaging, and clearly written, this work is a ‘must read’ and ‘must view’ for therapists treating patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or treatment-resistant depression.”— A. John Rush, M.D., Vice Chair, Dept of Clinical Sciences, Professor of Psychiatry & Clinical Sciences, Rosewood Corporation Chair in Biomedical Science, Univ of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  1. “The leading experts in the field of cognitive-behavior therapy of psychosis, bipolar disorders, and treatment-resistant depression show us in an outstanding fashion how to treat severe mental disorders using CBT. The book is filled with lively clinical vignettes, learning exercises, practical tips for clinicians, and helpful handouts for clients. These useful aids—together with a DVD of excellent video illustrations—make this book required reading for any clinician dealing with severe mental disorders.”— Roger Hagen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  1. “As we know, most patients with psychotic disorders have symptoms and poor social functioning that more or less remain despite medication. More and more evidence-based investigations have demonstrated the efficacy of CBT. Worldwide, important clinical guidelines for psychotic disorders recommend that patients with these disorders receive CBT. Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Severe Mental Illness will promote the utility of CBT for severe mental disorders in clinical settings. This concise, practical book focuses on basic theory and common clinical skills of CBT and specific situations that arise in clinical practice. The rationale and operational procedures of CBT for patients are easy to understand, and are accompanied by extensive illustrations that psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and other interested professionals can use to learn practical skills.”— Zhanjiang Li, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology, Beijing Anding Hospital, Capital Medical University
  1. “This book shares all the good qualities that CBT has in addressing the challenges of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and severe or recurrent depression. This book is comprehensive and has clarity, it is problem focused, and it helps clinicians adopt proven ways to effectively deal with those problems that contemporary psychopharmacology cannot always manage. A clear description of case conceptualizations and consequently of effective techniques, an illustrative use of appropriate case examples, and vivid video demonstrations make this book a very clinician-friendly and unique manual for the successful management of these difficult-to-treat psychiatric disorders.”— Gregoris Simos, M.D., Ph.D., Aristototelian University of Thessaloniki Medical School, Thessaloniki, Greece
  1. “Psychosis, bipolar disorder, and severe depression have been on the leading edge of CBT developments in recent years. This practical guide shows clinicians how to use CBT innovations to best advantage. Even therapists who do not specialize in working with severe mental illness will be able to manage many challenging clinical situations better thanks to the methods taught in this book.”— Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D., Coauthor, Mind Over Mood
  1. “The power of this guide is its integrated use of text and video to educate clinical providers about therapeutic techniques for managing challenging clinical situations and symptoms. Though the patients in the vignettes are not real, those portraying them use actual clinical cases to illustrate the difficulties encountered in working with severely mentally disordered patients.”— Doody Enterprises, Inc., 4/1/2009
  1. “This innovative volume is a “must have” for clinicians who serve persons with schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder. It is also a fine resource for peer support specialists to consider. Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Severe Mental Illness is truly an illustrated guide not only to read but to experience, including the DVD.”— Yad M. Jabbarpour, M.D., Psychiatric Service, 4/1/2009
High-Yield Cognitive-Behavior Therapy  for Brief Sessions: An Illustrated Guide

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High-Yield Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Brief Sessions: An Illustrated Guide

  1. “Psychiatric sessions have become shorter and more pharamacologically oriented over the past few years. Understandably, the field has been crying for a book to teach us how to do CBT in such an abbreviated session. This book authored by leaders in CBT does it superbly. Certain to become a classic, it is a must have for all practitioners.”— Alan F. Schatzberg, M.D., Kenneth T. Norris, Jr Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine
  1. “As psychiatrists or psychologists, we’d like to provide good services for our patients or clients. But there’re some confusion of medication in combination with CBT at general and special clinical setting. All these problems can be resolved and more practical skills of CBT can be learned through reading this book and watching the video illustrations.”— Zhanjiang Li, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Beijing Anding Hospital, Capital Medical University
  1. “This is an excellent reference guide for any provider wanting to learn how to use CBT strategies in brief sessions. It is readable and well supported with resources and references and an excellent demonstration DVD. I highly recommend this book to providers who work in brief sessions, primary care and psychiatry residents, and psychologists and social workers who provide services in unconventional settings.”— The American Journal of Psychiatry, Patricia A. Arean, Ph.D., 11/1/2010
Cognitive-Behavior Therapy: Review of Psychiatry,  Volume 23

Cognitive-Behavior Therapy: Review of Psychiatry, Volume 23

  1. “Cognitive therapy has emerged as the premier school of psychotherapy because of its practical strategies, tremendous research support, and broad applicability. Dr. Wright has selected treatment problems that convincingly demonstrate the growing scope of CBT's effectiveness. Readers will garner simple, effective, research-based techniques for helping patients with schizophrenia, patients with bipolar disorder, children, and the medically ill, as well as a mind-expanding overview of the many possibilities of computer assisted psychotherapy.”— Bernard D. Beitman, M.D., Author, Learning Psychotherapy, Integrating Psychotherapy Pharmacotherapy; Editor, Self-Awareness Deficits in Psych Patients; Chair, Dept Psychiatry, Univ Missouri–Columbia
  1. “This volume spells out in beautiful detail the latest advances in the application of cognitive-behavior therapy, ranging from the severe mental disorders, schizophrenia and bipolar I, to the recent approaches to people with physical illness and children and adolescents, as well as advances in the delivery of cognitive therapy by new technologies. This review, based on empirically supported treatments, is an essential guide for clinicians, instructors, and researchers.”— Aaron T. Beck, M.D., University Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  1. “In summary, this brief book brings new frontiers in cognitive behavior therapy to the practicing clinician and researcher. It deserves a wide readership among professionals of many disciplines, and it is highly suitable as a vehicle for training psychiatry residents and other mental health professionals.”— American Journal of Psychiatry, 8/1/2006
  1. “Wright's volume is welcome for its emphasis on more complex and emergent applications of cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) than typically offered in review texts. Those already familiar with CBT will be intrigued to learn how well their skills transfer to applications with schizophrenia, bipolar I disorder, people with physical illnesses as well as with children and adolescents. Psychiatrists new to CBT will understand more clearly why this approach has gained so many followers and will be delighted to learn how computers can assist in the delivery of these services.”— Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D., Author of Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think
  1. “[Cognitive Behavior Therapy] provides an excellent overview of the broadening scope of CBT and highlights the inherent adaptability of CBT strategies to multiple types of psychiatric disorders. The volume presents a good combination of CBT theory, techniques, and review of research outcomes. Each chapter outlines key issues and technique modifications to consider with the respective disorders and client populations. The text will likely prompt interest in empirically supported approaches to treatment of severe psychopathology; CBT for medical patients, children, and adolescents; and novel formats of CBT application. The volume is easy to digest and will be an important contribution to the library of a range of clinicians with the interest in those areas, and CBT more broadly.”— The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 8/1/2006
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