Learning Process-Based Therapy
A Skills Training Manual for Targeting the Core Processes of Psychological Change in Clinical Practice
Stefan G. Hofmann, Steven C. Hayes, David N. Lorscheid
Step-by-step guidance for implementing process-based therapy in practice
Evidence-based mental health treatments—including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)—have long been defined in terms of scientifically validated protocols focused on syndromes. This is rapidly changing. A process focus is now emerging for evidence-based therapies, as the era of “protocols for syndromes,” passes away. This groundbreaking book offers concrete strategies for adopting a process-based approach in your clinical practice, and provides step-by-step guidance for formulating effective treatment plans.
Written by renowned psychologists Steven C. Hayes and Stefan G. Hofmann, this manual will show you how to utilize the core competencies of process-based therapy (PBT) in a way that honors the behavioral, cognitive, and acceptance and mindfulness wings of CBT and builds bridges to other models. In the book, you’ll find a comprehensive road map to the theoretical foundations of PBT, as well as techniques for creating customized treatments that address the unique needs of each client—leading to better therapeutic outcomes.
Whether you’re a clinician or student of the behavioral sciences, this book has everything you need to understand and implement PBT in your work.