Best CBT Books

Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 @ 5:36 PM. By Elizabeth Han.

While apps are a great way to keep a record of moods and thoughts on the go, a deeper understanding of the origins and methods of cognitive behavioural therapy is often best gleaned from a well written text. The following books are tried-and-true by me with my own patients. They are known to be easy to read. Exercises and examples abound. All are highly recommended.

1. Feeling Good by David Burns

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An oldie but a goodie. Burns writes with a friendly charm that is unparalleled in the field. The exercises themselves are repetitive and well paced. Read this and you will become a CHAMPION of the Daily Thought Record!

Price: ~ $10 paperback
Excerpts: Feeling Good

2. Mind Over Mood

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One of the best-known workbooks for CBT, a reputation well earned. Mind Over Mood gives plenty of examples and best of all room to simply fill in your answers. This is a great book to keep in your bag and assign yourself to do a chapter a week.

Price: ~ $25 paperback
Excerpts: Mind Over Mood