Implementing Successful Cognitive Behavioral Interventions 
Program Administration and Management; Staff Development; Application to Diverse Populations

By Barry Glick, Ph.D., NCC, ACS, LMHC, LPCC and
Reginald Prince, B.A., LS-CMI, YLS-CMI, CBI-CMI

Cognitive behavioral therapies are well supported by evidence-based research. But what happens when they run into the real world of agency bureaucracies, budgets, and difficult clients?

"A must read ... for every mental health practitioner who rightly aspires to become a master clinician.”
—Craig N. Shealy, Ph.D., Professor of Graduate Psychology, James Madison University

Written by two of the most respected leaders in the application of cognitive behavioral therapies in justice-involved settings, this new resource helps practitioners translate the major themes and principles of cognitive behavioral interventions into the real world of agency hierarchies, priorities, and available resources—and the hard-to-reach clients often encountered in justice- and school-based settings.  Drawing on their five combined decades of experience in CBI program development, Barry Glick and Reginald Prince give practitioners field-proven tactics and strategies they can add to their existing diagnostic and counseling skill sets. Readers will get concrete, practical guidance on how to deliver CBI programs for a broad range of client populations.

  • How to design and administer cognitive behavioral programs for adult and juvenile, male and female populations, in voluntary, mandated, and school-based environments
  • Tactical management and implementation of cognitive behavioral interventions
  • Providing CBI programs for special populations
  • Hands-on, experience-based strategies clinicians, therapists, direct-care workers, and program administrators can put to work with their clients
  • You’ll get an overview of the underlying theory behind CBI programs, plus the answers to critical questions you face day to day in your work …

  • What CB programs are available for our client types? What factors should I consider before choosing from the available alternatives?
  • What philosophical and theoretical foundations do most successful cognitive behavioral interventions tend to have in common?
  • What are the critical ingredients for effective program planning and design?
  • How can we build a smoothly functioning implementation team—from hiring and placing the right kind of staff to training, mentoring, and sustaining an ongoing program that delivers consistently high performance?
  • What attributes should group facilitators possess as they deliver cognitive behavior interventions?
  • How does “quality assurance” apply in the CBI context? How should we monitor and evaluate our program over time?
  • How do we maintain program integrity and fidelity?
  • What can policy makers and executives do to ensure cognitive behavioral interventions are delivered to meet agency goals and objectives?
  • What happens when CBI group sessions don’t go according to plan, and how should they be managed?
  • What programs work with correctional populations—for incarcerated clients? Clients under supervision in the community? Juvenile offenders? Female offenders? Sex offenders?
  • How should the practitioner deal with a disruptive, resistant, or aggressive client—to benefit both the individual client and the group as a whole?
  • What works when the group includes clients with mental illness or who are developmentally delayed?
  • Can CBI programming be effective in a school setting? How does CB need to be modified to work in school-based interventions?
  • Which CBI interventions are most appropriate for treating substance abusers?
  • How do practitioners deliver cognitive behavioral programs and services that maximize clients’ pro-social growth and development?
  • What changes in behavior accrue for clients who participate in cognitive behavior programs and services? 

    "With the clarity that one associates with the previous work by these authors, Glick and Prince have provided a definitive volume for those of us charged with implementing the evidence-based treatment known as cognitive behavioral treatment. In my particular specialty of sex offender treatment, almost all programs describe themselves as using a CBT approach and yet the programs vary tremendously and war with each other over what exactly is this method. This work addresses many of the issues associated with these discussions. What I most admire in this work is that it is obviously written by practitioners who are familiar with the very practical considerations faced by clinicians and administrators. This is a must read for anyone interested in establishing a CBT program with a variety of population or in updating or refining their current program."
    —Barbara K. Schwartz, Ph.D., Program Director, The R.U.L.E. Program, Editor, The Sex Offender: Corrections, Treatment and Legal Practice

    "In this remarkably accessible and authoritative volume, Glick and Prince commendably achieve three interrelated goals: (1) documenting the historical and contemporary sweep of cognitive behavioral theories and interventions; (2) describing how to develop, implement, and evaluate ecologically valid programs with a very wide array of populations and presentations; and (3) providing a compelling rationale for why such interventions matter for real people in the real world who are grappling with some of the most vexing challenges humans face. Most important and appealing, the authors adopt a refreshingly pragmatic and ecumenical stance toward the many models and methods they illuminate, which makes Implementing Successful Cognitive Behavioral Interventions a must read not only for CBT aficionados, but for any mental health practitioner of whatever theoretical bent who rightly aspires to be and become a master clinician."
    —Craig N. Shealy, Ph.D., Professor of Graduate Psychology, James Madison University; Executive Director, International Beliefs and Values Institute; Editor, Making Sense of Beliefs and Values: Theory, Research, and Practice

    Related Publications:
    Behavioral Health Care

    Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for At-Risk Youth

    Report on Emotional & Behavioral Disorders in Youth




    Table of Contents (PDF)
    Format: Hardcover Book
    © MMXVI 338 pp.
    ISBN: 978-1-939083-067
    Price: US $135.95
    Product Code: ICBI



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