"In this training video, CBT expert Dr. Art Freeman assesses cognitive schemas and sets concrete therapeutic goals for Alfred, a challenging client who demonstrates significant Axis II issues and suicidal inclinations after being left by his girlfriend. Freeman illustrates how attention to client schemas, cognitions, and the therapeutic alliance can be integrated into a full course of treatment for Axis II conditions, and offers a real contrast to traditional views of CBT. By watching this video, you will understand how a CBT therapist assesses for personality disorders and obtains commitment to therapy; learn how CBT can be integrated with psychodynamic principles such as countertransference and the therapeutic alliance; and identify elements of CBT style and strategy to use with your own clients. Intended for students and practitioners in clinical psychology, counseling, social work, and related health professions." - Supplied by publisher.