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Ultra-Brief Cognitive Behavioral Interventions


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Foreword Introduction Part I: Ultra-Brief Interventions and the Cutting Edge of Clinical Practice 1. Ultra-Brief Interventions in Mental Health and Integrated Care Practice 2. 20 Key Ultra-Brief Interventions in Mental Health and Integrated Care Practice 3. Brief Assessment in Mental Health and Integrated Care Practice 4. Pattern-Focused Therapy in Mental Health and Integrated Care Practice Part II: Application of Ultra-Brief Interventions 5. Ultra-Brief Interventions with Depression 6. Ultra-Brief Interventions with Anxiety and Trauma 7. Ultra-Brief Interventions with Chronic Pain and Medication Misuse 8. Ultra-Brief Interventions with Sleep Problems 9. Ultra-Brief Interventions with Weight Problems 10. Ultra-Brief Interventions with Diabetes Appendices Appendix A: Screening Instruments Appendix B: Patient Handouts Index

About the Author

Len Sperry, MD, PhD , is a professor at Florida Atlantic University with extensive experience in mental health and integrated care settings. His 1000+ publications include: Behavioral Health and Treating Chronic Medical Conditions: Cognitive Behavioral Strategies and Integrative Protocols. Vassilia Binensztok, PhD , is an instructor at Florida Atlantic University who has trained and coached mental health professionals in case conceptualization and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approaches, with an emphasis on ultra-brief cognitive behavioral interventions.


"In Ultra-Brief Cognitive Behavioral Interventions, Drs. Sperry and Binensztok offer a remarkably timely, practical, and important contribution for students and health and mental health professionals. In our current and future health care marketplace clinicians need to be able to provide very brief, evidence based, practical, and efficacious treatments for their clients and patients and this book will help them to do so. It highlights the most common clinical presentation: mood, sleep, eating, and pain problems. This is one of those books that should be in the hands of all clinicians and I'm sure that my copy will be worn out rather quickly."
Thomas G. Plante, PhD, Santa Clara University & Stanford University Medical School "Ultra-Brief Cognitive Behavioral Interventions is unique in that it presents an effective way to implement rapid evidence-based treatments using an innovative approach called Pattern Focused Therapy. The book is a gold-mine of CBT techniques clearly defined with explicit examples that will enable readers to quickly master the approach. Tables outlining specific assessment questions for a wide variety of client problems are provided along with practical worksheets for homework assignments. If you want to learn how to become a more effective therapist, read this book!"
Brian A. Gerrard, PhD, Western Institute for Social Research & University of San Francisco

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