Innovations and Advances in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Edited by Danielle Einstein

University of Sydney

This important new volume explores cutting edge developments in the application of cognitive behaviour therapy across the full spectrum of psychopathology. Emphasis is placed on new variations in treatment procedures, flexible modes of delivery and the latest directions in treatment modality, including mindfulness and dialectical behaviour therapy.

It is divided into three main sections covering:

  • innovative treatment for specific presentations
  • treatment comparisons
  • research informing clinical practice.


Essential reading for clinicians wishing to update their awareness and skills from quality clinical research, this book seamlessly combines a strong theoretical basis with practical applicability for the experienced clinician. Students will also benefit greatly from learning about the latest advances.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors

Section 1: Innovative Treatment for Specific Presentations

Chapter 1: A CBT-Based Therapy for Music Performance Anxiety
Ruth A. Tarrant and Janet M. Leathem

Chapter 2: The Treatment of Magical Ideation
Danielle A. Einstein and Ross G. Menzies

Chapter 3: Mindfulness Meditation and Bipolar Disorder           
Jillian Ball, Justine Corry and Philip Mitchell

Chapter 4: Mindfulness as Therapy From a Buddhist Perspective
Malcolm John Huxter

Chapter 5: Cognitive–Behavioural Treatment of Trauma-Related Nightmares in Children — A Developmental Adaptation of Imagery Rehearsal Therapy
Jason S. Encel and Hayley K. Dohnt

Chapter 6: Treatment Programs for Children With Selective Mutism
Elizabeth Ann Woodcock, Maria Ivanka Milic and Susan G. Johnson

Chapter 7: Developing and Delivering Computer-Based CBT for Anxiety Disorders in Young People
Mike J. Cunningham, Caroline L. Donovan and Sonja March

Chapter 8: Cognitive Therapy With Older Adults — Are Adaptations Necessary?
Deborah-Anne Koder

Chapter 9: The Application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Chronic Pain
Anthony Merritt, Susan Pervan and Jo Sheedy

Chapter 10: From Passive Acceptance to Active Engagement — The Path of CBT for Psychosis
Julia Shearsby, Peter Walker and Zachary Steel

Section 2: Treatment Comparisons

Chapter 11: Cognitive Therapy Enhanced With Emotive Techniques in the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
Jillian Ball, Ashleigh Skillecorn, Justine Corry and Philip Mitchell

Chapter 12: Enhancing Outcomes in the Treatment of Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Maree Abbott

Chapter 13: Can Motivational Enhancement Therapy Improve a Cognitive Behaviourally Based Inpatient Program for Eating Disorders?
Helen Y. Dean, Stephen W. Touyz, Elizabeth Rieger and Christopher E. Thornton

Chapter 14: Using Cognitive Processing Therapy for Assault Victims With Acute Stress Disorder
Reginald D.V. Nixon

Chapter 15: A CBT Internet Program for Depression in Adolescents (MoodGYM) — Effects on Depressive Symptoms, Attributional Style, Self-Esteem and Beliefs About Depression
Richard O’Kearney, Kanwal Kang, Malcolm Gibson, Helen Christensen and Kathy Griffiths

Section 3: Clinical Implications of Empirical Research

Chapter 16: Maladaptive Schemas and Eating Disorders — Therapeutic Considerations
Sandi Hill and Stephen Touyz

Chapter 17: The Nature and Role of Avoidance in Depression
Michelle L. Moulds and Eva Kandris

Chapter 18: Modelling the Depressive Disorders: A Subtyping Strategy           
Gordon Parker

Chapter 19: Autobiographical Memory in the Development, Maintenance, and Resolution of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder After Trauma
Richard A. Bryant, Kylie Sutherland and Rachel M. Guthrie

Chapter 20: Cognitive and Social Support Factors in the Development of Acute Trauma Response in Children
Alicia A. Ellis, Reginald D.V. Nixon and Paul Williamson

Chapter 21: The Role of Therapist Schema in the Training and Supervision of Cognitive Therapists
Beverly Haarhoff

Chapter 22: The Advantage of Accessing Early Maladaptive Schemas in Early Childhood Memories and Empirical Evidence of Their Predictive Worth
Stephen Theiler and Glen Bates