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Anyone Know Of A Good Cbt Workbook?


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#1 mj1127

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 04:31 PM

I need to work on anxiety and anger especially. My local bookstore had a bunch, but it's hard to tell just flipping through which are worth the paper they're printed on and which aren't.

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#2 Silver

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 04:47 PM

The whole Treatments That Work series is pretty good. The treatment workbooks are supposed to be used as part of therapy. They are standalones, as well, IMO. You can get the therapist guides as well; I don't know that they would add a whole lot to the experience. I don't have a good one for anger, but, of course, the same techniques can be used, and a lot of anger is fear-based...

Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic

Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry

David Burns' 10 Days To Self Esteem is also still a classic. Yeah, the title sets my teeth on edge (I'm not big on self-esteem, more about the self-confidence) but it is a good overall book.
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 06:37 PM

My tdoc recommended Edmund Bourne's The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook. We've been working on some of the exercises in it, and it's worked pretty well so far.
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 07:06 PM

I use Change Your Thinking, by Sarah Edelman. It is SO practical. She uses every day situations and explains the steps to challenge your thinking clearly and effectively.
For me, it was invaluable in learning the basics of CBT, but ultimately not all that helpful in dealing with a chronic mental illness. The presentation is very concise and easy to read, though and I'd definitely recommend it as a starting point for CBT.

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 12:03 PM

I know you asked for CBT and not DBT, but I'm really liking The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, & Jeffrey Brantley. Other than that, I second the recommendation for Edmund Bourne's The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook.
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Posted 11 January 2008 - 02:24 PM

Add another vote for the anxiety and phobia workbook from me.

I REALLY liked it, and it was a fantastic supplement to my talk therapy. I got another one by the same company, the depression workbook or something, and found that I liked the anxiety one much better. It had a lot of good stuff that worked for my depression, too. Probably one of the best investments I made on this journey of mine.
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 02:23 PM

The whole Treatments That Work series is pretty good. The treatment workbooks are supposed to be used as part of therapy. They are standalones, as well, IMO. You can get the therapist guides as well; I don't know that they would add a whole lot to the experience. I don't have a good one for anger, but, of course, the same techniques can be used, and a lot of anger is fear-based...

Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic

Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry

David Burns' 10 Days To Self Esteem is also still a classic. Yeah, the title sets my teeth on edge (I'm not big on self-esteem, more about the self-confidence) but it is a good overall book.


Is that Oxford University Press series?
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 02:25 PM

I know you asked for CBT and not DBT, but I'm really liking The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, & Jeffrey Brantley. Other than that, I second the recommendation for Edmund Bourne's The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook.


Whoa... did not know there was a DBT book out there. I must get it. I hope it's not too expensive.
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Has undergone ECT in 2008.
Current Meds: Lithium 600 mg, Synthroid 75 mcg, Inderal 80 mgs, Ativan 2 mg or more, as needed, Zolpidem.
Have had experience with: Tricyclics (useless back then), Paxil, Celexa & Lexapro ( the three caused jitteriness&/or mixed states), Wellbutrin (also jitteriness, more severe), MAOI-B (Emsam patch)(hypomania, fun, but no way I could sit at my desk and think), Neurontin (innocuous), Depakote (too much weight gain, hair loss, sleepiness, lack of energy, and no noticeable benefit), Topamax (I'll only cite the suicidality obsession as of 75 mgs....), Lamictal (no benefit), Zyprexa (heart palpitations and shortness of breath at only 2.5 mgs), Abilify 2 mgs (serious GI pain), Calcium Channel Blockers (weak --- verrrry).


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Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:20 PM

I know you asked for CBT and not DBT, but I'm really liking The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, & Jeffrey Brantley. Other than that, I second the recommendation for Edmund Bourne's The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook.

Whoa... did not know there was a DBT book out there. I must get it. I hope it's not too expensive.

There are in fact a bazillion of them! But I agree that the Brantley/McKay/Wood workbook is more approachable than Linehan's original manual--especially if you're working through it without the weekly DBT group training.

EDITED for link that actually works.... :mad:

Edited by the unreliable narrator, 09 October 2008 - 08:09 AM.

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 06:37 AM

I know you asked for CBT and not DBT, but I'm really liking The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, & Jeffrey Brantley. Other than that, I second the recommendation for Edmund Bourne's The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook.


Whoa... did not know there was a DBT book out there. I must get it. I hope it's not too expensive.

There's one by Marsha Linehan too. It's actually geared toward the clinician, but I found it helpful.
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