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Communication in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Michela Rimondini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Claudia Goss, Alberto Rossi, Francesca Moretti
    Pages 25-51
  3. Christa Zimmermann, Hanneke De Haes
    Pages 53-69
  4. Arnstein Finset, Lidia Del Piccolo
    Pages 107-128
  5. Franco Baldini
    Pages 129-147
  6. Angelo Maria Saliani, Barbara Barcaccia, Francesco Mancini
    Pages 149-183
  7. Juliana Onwumere, Elizabeth Kuipers
    Pages 185-201
  8. Jonathan Silverman, Michela Rimondini
    Pages 203-231
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 265-273

About this book


From its beginnings as the “talking cure,” psychotherapy has depended on the strength of the relationship between practitioner and patient. Today, this is particularly true of cognitive behavioral therapy, which requires skilled listening—understanding and processing the client’s complex personal narrative—as well as debating dysfunctional beliefs, suggesting new courses of action, and other forms of skillful speaking.

Communication in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy opens out the therapeutic possibilities for skillful speaking and listening for practitioners specializing in CBT, examining the theoretical and research base, and reviewing best-practice clinical methods and the evidence behind them. Illustrative examples of therapist-client dialogue and useful flow charts are included, highlighting exchanges that are precise, meaningful, and effective. And since the chapters are written to stand alone, readers can easily access answers to specific questions of content and technique.

Features of the coverage: • Communication during the assessment stage • Strengthening client involvement in the healing process • Building the therapeutic alliance in brief therapy • Clinical uses of non-verbal communication • Learner-centered strategies for improving communication skills • Qualitative and quantitative methods for analyzing communication in CBT • Plus disorder-specific chapters on treatment of anxiety, depression, and psychosis

Communication in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy brings valuable insights to clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychotherapists looking to gain new skills or sharpen existing ones, and also serves as an effective training manual.


CBT clinical interview psychotherapy therapeutic relationship therapist communication

Editors and affiliations

  • Michela Rimondini
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Public Health and CommunitUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly

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