Quick skills grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you find lasting relief from the painful thoughts that drive anxiety, depression, and more.
In today's increasingly uncertain world, it's natural to feel anxious, scared, sad, lonely, angry, worried, or hopeless. Everybody experiences intense emotions sometimes. It's normal. But when the pain becomes too strong and too enduring, it's time for a change.
CBT is widely regarded as the gold standard in psychotherapy for treating anxiety and depression. Based on the self-help classic, Thoughts and Feelings, this take-anywhere guide offers distilled CBT skills you can use anytime to challenge the negative thinking that leads to anxiety and depression, balance your emotions, and start engaging in activities that make you feel good about yourself. Most importantly, you'll learn how your thoughts affect your mood, and how changing your thoughts can actually change your life!
This super simple guide presents the most effective therapy for managing anxiety and depression in an easy-to-read format that therapists can refer to clients, and readers can refer to again and again.
“This book will be a ‘super’ and ‘simple’ recourse to the people who suffer from anxiety, depression, and other psychological problems. Written by two expert clinicians, it provides a concise and excellent account of the essential strategies and procedures of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for changing how to respond to moods and life problems.”
—Riccardo Dalle Grave, MD, director of the department of eating and weight disorders at Villa Garda Hospital in Garda (VR), Italy; and coauthor of the book, Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Adolescents with Eating Disorders
“In just 134 pages, McKay and colleagues masterfully untangle the core strategies of CBT responsible for its effectiveness in alleviating emotional distress. Written in an easy, conversational manner, Super Simple CBT is packed with practical advice, skills-based exercises, and case examples that cut through the noise and detailed presentations found in many CBT workbooks. This primer is an excellent starting point if you’re new to CBT or need greater clarity about this treatment approach.”
—David A. Clark, PhD, professor emeritus of psychology at the University of New Brunswick, and author of The Anxious Thoughts Workbook and The Negative Thoughts Workbook