Cognitive Experiential Group Therapy: An Innovative Blending of Two Therapeutic Modalities Integrating CBT with Experiential Theory and Practice. A Group Therapy Workbook, by Treadwell, T. W., With Dartnell, D. J., Travaglini, L.E., and Abeditehrani (book review)
The book includes seven chapters, the first being a brief introduction and overview of what the book is about. The second chapter reviews the basic elements of CBT (notions of cognitive distortions, schemas, automatic thoughts, core beliefs, and types of behavioral interventions). Chapter three does the same for psychodrama. Chapter four covers the basic elements of running an experiential group therapy session using both CBT and psychodrama techniques. Chapter five provides a detailed illustration of a cognitive experiential group treatment (CEGT) session. Chapter six is devoted to running CEGT sessions with adolescents, and the last chapter details the CEGT approach to treating patients with social anxiety disorder, followed by references and two appendices. Appendix A contains a ready reference list of cognitive distortions, and Appendix B contains various forms/worksheets for use by both patients and therapists in running therapy groups; these include the automatic thought record (ATR) cognitive conceptualization diagram, activity scheduling and monitoring worksheet, goal-setting worksheets, graded exposure, fear hierarchy, homework plan, social atom, exploring the maze of life, capture your thoughts, and cognitive restructuring practice form.
International Journal of Group Psychotherapy
Taylor & Francis Online
Kumar, V. K. (2022). Cognitive Experiential Group Therapy: An Innovative Blending of Two Therapeutic Modalities Integrating CBT with Experiential Theory and Practice. A Group Therapy Workbook, by Treadwell, T. W., With Dartnell, D. J., Travaglini, L.E., and Abeditehrani (book review). International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 1-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207284.2022.2114774