On the surface, CBT and mindfulness can look quite different. Are they? Kornfield and Padesky explore similarities and differences in the purposes, practices and philosophies of CBT and Buddhism/Mindfulness. They also discuss when therapists might employ either approach in therapy or recommend clients pursue one and/or the other for self-improvement or mood management.
Many therapists turn to self-help manuals for ideas of how to teach skills that can boost client progress. But how do these ideas get tailored to fit the needs of an individual client? Through case examples and guided participant exercises, Padesky demonstrates how therapists can make therapy more effective by selectively matching skills taught to particular client moods and using mood measures to track progress. She shows therapists how to strategically assign chapters from the 2nd Edition of Mind over Mood (Greenberger & Padesky, 2016) which includes more than 60 worksheets that help clients learn mood-management skills drawn from CBT, mindfulness, positive psychology, acceptance therapies, and happiness research.