"This book is badly needed, and much welcomed. It stands out because of its comprehensive coverage of group CBT for many mental health problems, including especially vulnerable groups with hoarding disorder, addictions, and psychosis, as well as children, the elderly, and immigrant groups. Each chapter offers an up-to-date literature review followed by rich and clear clinical illustrations of how to apply the interventions and concepts in group settings. This book is a great guide for students taking courses on CBT." Gail Steketee, Ph.D., Dean, Boston University, School of Social Work
"Dr. Söchting makes a very valuable contribution to the practice of cognitive behavioral group therapy that will significantly advance practitioners' effectiveness. Her focus on process and group dynamics will go a very long way in enhancing the effectiveness of CBGT capitalizing on the strengths inherent in both cognitive behavioral therapy and group therapy. The book is thoughtful, clear, and comprehensive, and it reflects the author's expertise as a group psychotherapist committed to the importance of using the group as an active agent for change and not only as a setting to deliver an intervention." Dr. Molyn Leszcz, MD, FRCPC, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Mount Sinai Hospital and Professor, University of Toronto
This is a complete guide to implementing cognitive behavioral group therapy across a range of mental health contexts. Written by a leading clinician and researcher in the field, the guide presents evidence-based protocols for depression, panic, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, posttraumatic stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder, compulsive hoarding, psychosis, and addiction. The author provides innovative solutions for achieving efficient, effective therapy as mandated by emerging health-care priorities. She also offers troubleshooting for common problems related to group therapy programs such as transdiagnostic approaches, mindfulnessaugmentation, dropout prevention, and therapist qualification. In addition, she details unique strategies for working with ethnic minorities and clients across the age spectrum from children to the elderly.
Throughout, the book includes clear instructions for professionals and trainees at all levels, complete with references to DSM-5 diagnostic changes, real-life clinical examples, and group session transcripts. Relevant for those using CBT and/or group therapy in a range of disciplinesfrom psychology, social work, and counseling to occupational therapy, psychiatry, and nursingthis is an invaluable guide to a burgeoning therapeutic intervention.