Of particular utility is the accompanying DVD, which provides examples of sessions covering many of the strategies taught in the text. These sessions are referred to and discussed in the chapters and therefore are very well integrated into the learning content. A problem with most DVD demonstrations of psychotherapy is the difficulty many viewers tend to have in separating out the therapist's therapeutic style from the strategies being taught. The authors overcome this barrier by providing examples of each author leading a brief session in their area of expertise, using their own unique interpersonal styles. Only a few minor omissions keep this excellent book from being an exceptional book. One of the biggest challenges many of my colleagues and I have faced in training providers in CBT is that most providers, regardless of their learning level, have not been trained in managing session time, using redirection and dealing with crises in a structure session. The lack of training in these fundamental brief treatment skills is, in my opinion, a considerable barrier in the adoption of brief treatment. Although the authors do discuss the use of agenda and limit setting in earlier chapters, these strategies, as well as how to keep patients focused on session content and coping with crises, deserve their own chapters and video clips, since these are not skills that are easy to learn from a book. Further, a majority of the audience who would read this book would be interested in seeing a brief session from beginning to end, where medication check-in and teaching CBT strategies would be done in one sitting. The DVD compilation would have benefited from the addition of an actual start-to-finish brief session. Because of its practical focus, the book is not heavy in theory or research data. However, the authors are generous with recommended readings for readers who wish to delve deeper into the theoretical principles of CBT and the research data that support its use.