General Principles and Empirically Supported Techniques of Cognitive Behavior Therapy
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Proven and effective, cognitive-behavior therapy is the most widely taught psychotherapeutic technique. General Principles and Empirically Supported Techniques of Cognitive Behavior Therapy provides students with a complete introduction to CBT. It includes over 60 chapters on individual therapies for a wide range of presenting problems, such as smoking cessation, stress management, and classroom management. Each chapter contains a table clearly explaining the steps of implementing each therapy. Written for graduate psychology students, it includes new chapters on imaginal exposure and techniques for treating the seriously mentally ill.


WILLIAM T. O'DONOHUE, PHD, is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno, and a licensed clinical psychologist widely recognized in the field for his knowledge of empirically supported cognitive behavior therapies. He has edited over twenty books, written thirty-five book chapters, and published more than seventy-five articles in scholarly journals.

JANE E.FISHER, PHD, is Professor of Psychology and former Director of Clinical Training at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her research interests include aging and behavioral health; applied behavior analysis; and the integration of evidence-based behavioral healthcare in primary and long-term care settings.






1 A Brief History of Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Are There Troubles Ahead? (William O’Donohue).

2 Assessment and Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Functional Analysis as Key Process (Claudia Drossel, Clair Rummel, and Jane E. Fisher).

3 Cognitive Behavior Therapy: A Current Appraisal (William C. Follette, Sabrina M. Darrow, and Jordan T. Bonow).

4 Cultural Awareness and Culturally Competent Practice (Melanie P. Duckworth).

5 New Directions in Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Acceptance-Based Therapies (Evan M. Forman and James D. Herbert).


6 Psychological Acceptance (James D. Herbert, Evan M. Forman, and Erica L. England).

7 Anger (Negative Impulse) Control (Brad Donohue, Kendra Tracy, and Suzanne Gorney).

8 Assertiveness Skills and the Management of Related Factors (Melanie P. Duckworth).

9 Attribution Change (Rebecca S. Laird and Gerald I. Metalsky).

10 Behavioral Activation for Depression (Christopher R. Martell).

11 Response Chaining (W. Larry Williams and Eric Burkholder).

12 Behavioral Contracting (Ramona Houmanfar, Kristen A. Maglieri, Horacio R. Roman, and Todd A. Ward).

13 Bibliotherapy Utilizing CBT (Negar Nicole Jacobs).

14 Breathing Retraining and Diaphragmatic Breathing Techniques (Holly Hazlett-Stevens and Michelle G. Craske).

15 Classroom Management (Steven G. Little and Angeleque Akin-Little).

16 Cognitive Defusion (Jason B. Luoma and Steven C. Hayes).

17 Cognitive Restructuring of the Disputing of Irrational Beliefs (Albert Ellis).

18 Cognitive Restructuring: Behavioral Tests of Negative Cognitions (Keith S. Dobson and Kate E. Hamilton).

19 Communication/Problem-Solving Skills Training (Pamella H. Oliver and Gayla Margolin).

20 Compliance with Medical Regimens (Elaine M. Heiby and Maxwell R. Frank).

21 Contingency Management Interventions (Claudia Drossel, Christina G. Garrison-Diehn, and Jane E. Fisher).

22 Daily Behavior Report Cards: Home–School Contingency Management Procedures (Mary Lou Kelley and Jennette L. Palcic).

23 Dialectics in Cognitive and Behavior Therapy (Armida Rubio Fruzzetti and Alan E. Fruzzetti).

24 Differential Reinforcement of Low-Rate Behavior (Mark Alavosius, Joseph Dagen, and William D. Newsome).

25 Differential Reinforcement of Other Behavior and Differential Reinforcement of Alternative Behavior (Michele D. Wallace and Adel C. Najdowski).

26 Directed Masturbation: A Treatment of Female Orgasmic Disorder (Stephanie Both and Ellen Laan).

27 Distress Tolerance (Michael P. Twohig and Katherine A. Peterson).

28 Emotion Regulation (Alan E. Fruzzetti, Wendy Crook, Karen M. Erikson, Jung Eun Lee, and John M. Worrall).

29 Encopresis: Biobehavioral Treatment (Patrick C. Friman, Jennifer Resetar, and Kim DeRuyk).

30 Expressive Writing (Jenna L. Baddeley and James W. Pennebaker).

31 Flooding (Lori A. Zoellner, Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Sally A. Moore, and David M. Slagle).

32 Experimental Functional Analysis of Problem Behavior (James E. Carr, Linda A. LeBlanc, and Jessa R. Love).

33 Functional Communication Training to Treat Challenging Behavior (V. Mark Durand and Eileen Merges).

34 Functional Self-Instruction Training to Promote Generalized Learning (Frank R. Rusch and Douglas Kostewicz).

35 Group Interventions (Claudia Drossel).

36 Habit Reversal Training (Amanda Nicolson Adams, Mark A. Adams, and Raymond G. Miltenberger).

37 Harm Reduction (Arthur W. Blume and G. Alan Marlatt).

38 Putting It on the Street: Homework in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Patricia Robinson).

39 The Prolonged CS Exposure Techniques of Implosive (Flooding) Therapy (Donald J. Levis).

40 Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia (Wilfred R. Pigeon and Michael L. Perlis).

41 Interoceptive Exposure for Panic Disorder (John P. Forsyth, Tiffany Fuse, and Dean T. Acheson).

42 Live (In Vivo) Exposure (Holly Hazlett-Stevens and Michelle G. Craske).

43 Applications of the Matching Law (John C. Borrero, Michelle A. Frank, and Nicole L. Hausman).

44 Mindfulness Practice (Sona Dimidjian and Marsha M. Linehan).

45 Moderate Drinking Training for Problem Drinkers (Frederick Rotgers).

46 Multimodal Behavior Therapy (Arnold A. Lazarus).

47 Positive Psychology: A Behavioral Conceptualization and Application to Contemporary Behavior Therapy (Alyssa H. Kalata and Amy E. Naugle).

48 Motivational Interviewing (Eric R. Levensky, Brian C. Kersh, Lavina L. Cavasos, and J. Annette Brooks).

49 Noncontingent Reinforcement as a Treatment for Problem Behavior (Timothy R. Vollmer and Carrie S. W. Borrero).

50 Pain Management (Robert J. Gatchel and Richard C. Robinson).

51 Parent Training (Kevin J. Moore and Gerald R. Patterson).

52 Self-Efficacy Interventions: Guided Mastery Therapy (Walter D. Scott and Daniel Cervone).

53 Positive Attention (Stephen R. Boggs and Sheila M. Eyberg).

54 Problem-Solving Therapy (Arthur M. Nezu, Christine Maguth Nezu, and Mary McMurran).

55 Punishment (David P. Wacker, Jay Harding, Wendy Berg, Linda J. Cooper-Brown, and Anjali Barretto).

56 Rapid Smoking (Elizabeth V. Gifford and Deacon Shoenberger).

57 Relapse Prevention (Kirk A. B. Newring, Tamara M. Loverich, Cathi D. Harris, and Jennifer Wheeler).

58 Relaxation (Kyle E. Ferguson and Rachel E. Sgambati).

59 Response Prevention (Martin E. Franklin, Deborah A. Ledley, and Edna B. Foa).

60 Satiation Therapy (Crissa Draper).

61 Identifying and Modifying Maladaptive Schemas (Cory F. Newman).

62 Self-Management (Lynn P. Rehm and Jennifer H. Adams).

63 Safety Training/Violence Prevention Using the Safecare Parent Training Model (Daniel J. Whitaker, Dan Crimmins, Anna Edwards, and John R. Lutzker).

64 Self-Monitoring as a Treatment Vehicle (Kathryn L. Humphreys, Brian P. Marx, and Jennifer M. Lexington).

65 Sensate Focus (Lisa Regev and Joel Schmidt).

66 Shaping (Kyle E. Ferguson and Kim Christiansen).

67 Social Skills Training (Chris Segrin).

68 Squeeze Technique for the Treatment of Premature Ejaculation (Claudia Avina).

69 Stimulus Control (Alan Poling and Scott T. Gaynor).

70 Stimulus Preference Assessment (Jane E. Fisher, Jeffrey A. Buchanan, and Stacey Cherup-Leslie).

71 Stress Inoculation Training (Donald Meichenbaum).

72 Stress Management Intervention (Victoria E. Mercer).

73 Systematic Desensitization (Lara S. Head and Alan M. Gross).

74 Think-Aloud Techniques (Gerald C. Davison, Jennifer L. Best, and Marat Zanov).

75 Time-Out, Time-In, and Task-Based Grounding (Patrick C. Friman).

76 Guidelines for Developing and Managing a Token Economy (Patrick M. Ghezzi, Ginger R. Wilson, Rachel S. F. Tarbox, and Kenneth R. MacAleese).

77 Urge Surfing (Andy Lloyd).

78 Validation Principles and Strategies (Kelly Koerner and Marsha M. Linehan).

79 Values Clarification (Michael P. Twohig and Jesse M. Crosby).

Author Index.

Subject Index.