CBT Express

Effective 15-Minute Techniques for Treating Children and Adolescents

Jessica M. McClure, Robert D. Friedberg, Micaela A. Thordarson, and Marisa Keller
Foreword by Judith S. Beck

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Read a Q&A with featured author, Robert D. Friedberg!
The reproducible materials can be downloaded and printed in PDF format.
CBT Express is an excellent resource for school psychologists wanting quick yet effective interventions to address presenting student concerns related to anger, emotion dysregulation, anxiety, and depression….Each intervention includes case examples, handouts, and worksheets that facilitate implementation. The student worksheets are age neutral and will appeal to both children and adolescents. Reproducible handouts and worksheets can be accessed electronically through the publisher's website.”

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“Get on the train—you don’t want to miss the CBT Express! This outstanding resource should be within reach of every primary care provider who has the opportunity to provide behavioral support to children, adolescents, and their families. The authors break down complex psychological theory into practical snippets, provide vignettes to facilitate understanding, and describe therapeutic interventions that can be provided in minutes. The tools in this book can make an enormous difference in the life of a child.”

—Jess P. Shatkin, MD, MPH, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Pediatrics, New York University School of Medicine

“The authors’ approach is unique in their ability to boil down theoretically sound interventions into doable steps for providers in different roles and professions. While a background in CBT is helpful, it’s not essential: the stand-alone strategies are well described with case examples, worksheets, and illustrations. The text clearly describes what the professional can say and do....Although many CBT books are available, CBT Express is truly different, focusing on quick and easy-to-implement CBT interventions to address symptoms while maintaining the theoretical basis and strong evidence base of CBT.”

—from the Foreword by Judith S. Beck, PhD, President, Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy

“Filling a void in the field, this volume details evidence-based CBT interventions for youth in a user friendly, efficient way. The brevity and focus of the book make it perfect for use in an array of front-line settings. Helping to disseminate effective interventions more broadly, this is a book that all CBT practitioners should have. An important, unique contribution.”

—Eric A. Storch, PhD, McIngvale Presidential Endowed Chair and Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine

“In our rapidly changing health care environment, traditional 50-minute weekly therapy sessions are not always practical or feasible. This book addresses this shift in practice by offering numerous examples of quick interventions rooted firmly in CBT research. The illustrative case examples provide clear models for care and demonstrate how to cross the bridge from research to practice. This CBT toolkit will be a go-to resource for those practicing in integrated health settings or other fast-paced clinical environments.”

—Jennifer Shroff Pendley, PhD, Chief Psychologist, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

“This unique, immensely practical clinician’s guide meets a need in our changing system for delivering behavioral health care to youth. Do not let the ‘express’ fool you—while the focus on efficiency is real, this is a comprehensive offering, full of evidence-based clinical wisdom and creativity. The authors expertly cover a range of presenting concerns, providing case examples, realistic sample scripts, and a wide variety of downloadable clinical handouts and exercises. This incredible resource is ideal for mental health providers across settings.”

—Sandra S. Pimentel, PhD, Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychology, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

“An excellent book for practitioners and students at all stages of professional development. McClure, Friedberg, Thordarson, and Keller share their expertise in this novel work on research-based therapy with youth. They describe efficient, effective interventions in a clear and concise writing style. Rich with clinical examples and interactive handouts and forms, this is a handy guide for day-to-day practice, training, and supervision.”

—Nikolaos Kazantzis, PhD, Cognitive Behavior Therapy Research Unit, School of Psychological Sciences and Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Monash University, Australia

CBT Express gets right to the point, and will be immediately helpful to a wide range of providers. The target problems of emotion regulation, anxiety, and behavioral noncompliance are described in just enough detail and linked nicely to each intervention. Well-defined techniques are accompanied by examples and sample scripts that illustrate ways to launch and guide the unfolding intervention process. The authors’ clinical experience and wisdom shine through. They have created an intervention framework and a compendium of effective methods to enhance the work of behavioral health and mental health providers across diverse settings.”

—Howard A. Liddle, EdD, ABPP (Family Psychology), Professor of Public Health Sciences and Psychology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

CBT Express is the perfect title for this innovative volume. Concise, pragmatic, and easy-to-implement CBT interventions are provided for childhood problems such as noncompliance, anger, anxiety, depression, and more. Significantly, the authors emphasize the importance of integrating family collaboration into all aspects of treatment. Highly recommended.”

—Scott W. Henggeler, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (retired), Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston