The text is well written, practical, and concise, and the material is presented in an easy-to-follow format that clinicians can readily appreciate. Each chapter begins with objectives and concludes with a summary section that highlights key points for the clinician and concepts and skills for patients to learn. When available, evidence-based interventions and reference lists are provided at the end of the chapter. Within each chapter, the authors indicate when to watch the video vignettes in order to enhance important concepts; provide short case vignettes with written dialogue to illustrate CBT methods; incorporate figures and tables to highlight key ideas; suggest learning exercises to help the therapist take on the perspective of the patient; and direct the clinician to CBT aids included in the appendix. The appendix serves as a ready-to-use resource for clinicians and patients, with helpful worksheets, handouts, recommended readings and web sites, and a DVD guide. When issues arise that are beyond the scope of the book, such as substance abuse in patients with bipolar disorder, the authors refer the reader to resources for additional reading. This is an exceptionally well designed, practical resource.