Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with John Krumboltz
by John Krumboltz
Watch John Krumboltz masterfully demonstrate his approach to cognitive-behavioral therapy in this actual therapy session with a woman struggling with a difficult relationship with her mother.

Part of the 15-video series: Psychotherapy with the Experts
John Krumboltz sees himself as a teacher and emotional coach. He doesn’t think psychotherapy needs to be a mysterious process, and instead works with clients to figure out ways to improve behaviors and prevent problems from recurring in the future. In this video, Krumboltz helps his client Robin give up the struggle for her mother-in-law’s approval. Through a role-play telephone conversation, she learns to shift the locus of control so she can take better care of herself in that difficult relationship—and leaves with plans to have this conversation in real life. Hosts Jon Carlson and Diane Kjos introduce Dr. Krumboltz and facilitate an enlightening discussion on the approach.

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Robin, the client featured in this video, is also the client in Mind-Body Therapy with Ernest Rossi. Comparing and contrasting these approaches to Robin's issues provides illustrative insight into different therapy modalities.

From watching this video, you will:

• Develop an understanding of the key components of Krumboltz’s Cognitive-Behavioral approach, including establishing ground rules and clear goals, providing hope and possibility, and rehearsing and assigning tasks that move the client towards change.
• Gain insight into Krumboltz’s therapy style and how he removes the mystique surrounding the therapeutic process by remaining sensible and down-to-earth.
• Learn how to apply a Cognitive-Behavioral approach to your own therapeutic work with clients.

Length of video: 1:53:00

Number of Discs: 1

English subtitles available on: Stream, DVD

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Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-141-0

Individual ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-141-2

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-151-8

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-151-1

John D. Krumboltz, PhD is Professor of Education and Psychology at Stanford University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1990, he received the APA's Division of Counseling Psychology Leona Tyler Award, the nation's foremost award in the field of counseling psychology. He is co-author of Changing Children's Behavior and Luck Is No Accident: Making the Most of Happenstance in Your Life and Career.

CE credits: 2

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe Krumboltz’ learning approach to counseling.
  • Discuss key components of Krumboltz’ cognitive-behavioral approach, including establishing ground rules and clear goals, providing hope and possibility, and rehearsing and assigning tasks that move the client toward change.
  • Utilize cognitive-behavioral techniques such as developing understanding with the client, instilling hope that some progress can be made, providing reinforcement, and devising tasks toward accomplishing stated goals.
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