Our Books, Chapters, Videos, and Clinical Articles


Persons, J. B. (2008). The case formulation approach to cognitive-behavior therapy. New York : Guilford.

Persons, J. B., Davidson, J., & Tompkins, M. A. (2001). Essential components of cognitive-behavior therapy for depression. Washington, DC, American Psychological Association.

Persons, J. B. (1989). Cognitive therapy in practice:  A case formulation approach. New York: W. W. Norton. Japanese translation published 1993 by Kongo Shuppan, Tokyo, Korean translation published 2006 by Jungang Moonwha Co., and Polish translation published in 2006 by Alliance Press. 


Book Chapters

Hong, J.J. (2012). Anxiety Disorders in Asians. In E. Chang (ed.), Handbook of adult psychopathology in Asians: Theory, diagnosis, and treatment. Oxford University Press.

Eidelman, P., Gershon, A., McGlinchey, E., & Harvey, A.G. (2011). Sleep and psychopathology. In Espie, C.A. & Morin, C.M. (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Sleep Disorders. Oxford University Press.

Harvey, A.G., & Eidelman, P. (2011). Intervention to reduce unhelpful beliefs about sleep. In Perlis, M., Aloia, M. & Kuhn, B. (Eds.) Behavioral Treatments for Sleep Disorders. Elsevier.

Harvey, A.G., & Eidelman, P. (2011). Intervention to reduce use of safety behaviors. In Perlis, M., Aloia, M. & Kuhn, B. (Eds.) Behavioral Sleep Medicine Treatment Protocols.

Persons, J. B., & Davidson, J. (2010). Cognitive-behavioral case formulation. In K. S. Dobson (Ed.), Handbook of cognitive-behavioral therapies (3rd ed., pp. 172-193). New York: Guilford Press.

Persons, J. B., & Fresco, D. M. (2008). Adult depression. In J. Hunsley & E. J. Mash (Eds.), A guide to assessments that work (pp. 96-120). New York: Oxford University Press.

Harvey, A.G., Eidelman, P., & Talbot, L.S. (2008). Sleep Disorders. In W.E. Craighead, D.J. Miklowitz, & L.W. Craighead (Eds.), Psychopathology: History, Diagnosis, and Empirical Foundations. Wiley & Sons.

Persons, J. B., & Tompkins, M. A. (2007). Cognitive-behavioral case formulation. In T. D. Eells (Ed.), Handbook of psychotherapy case formulation (pp. 290-316). New York: Guilford.

Ostacher, M.J., & Eidelman, P. (2006). Suicide in Bipolar Depression. In R.S. El-Mallakh & S.N. Ghaemi (Eds.), Bipolar Depression: A Comprehensive Guide. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

Persons, J. B., & Davidson, J. (2001). Cognitive-behavioral case formulation. In K. Dobson (Ed.), Handbook of cognitive-behavioral therapies (pp. 86-110). New York: Guilford.

Levenson, H., Persons, J. B., & Pope, K. S. (2000). Cognitive and behavioral therapies. In H. Goldman (Ed.), Review of general psychiatry. (4th ed., pp. 472-482). Los Altos, CA: Lange Medical Publications.

Persons, J. B., & Fresco, D. M. (1998). Assessment of depression. In M. Hersen & A. S. Bellack (Eds.), Behavioral assessment:  A practical handbook. (pp. 210-231). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Persons, J. B., & Tompkins, M. A. (1997). Cognitive-behavioral case formulation. In T. D. Eells (Ed.), Handbook of psychotherapy case formulation. (pp. 314-339). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Persons, J. B. (1995). Why practicing psychologists are slow to adopt empirically-validated treatments. In S. C. Hayes, V. M. Follette, R. M. Dawes & K. E. Grady (Eds.), Scientific standards of psychological practice:  Issues and recommendations. (pp. 141-157). Reno, NV: Context Press.

Persons, J. B. (1993). Outcome of psychotherapy for unipolar depression. In T. R. Giles (Ed.), Handbook of effective psychotherapy. (pp. 305-323). New York, NY: Plenum Press.

Persons, J. B. (1993). Case conceptualization in cognitive-behavior therapy. In K. T. Kuehlwein & H. Rosen (Eds.), Cognitive therapy in action:  Evolving innovative practice. (pp. 33-53). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Persons, J. B. (1992). The patient with multiple problems. In A. Freeman & F. Dattilio (Eds.), Casebook of cognitive-behavior therapy. (pp. 241-247). New York, NY: Plenum Press.

Persons, J. B. (1992). Theory-driven versus standardized approaches to assessing the outcome of alcohol treatment. In P. E. Nathan, L. W. Langenbucher, B. S. McCrady & W. Frankenstein (Eds.), Annual Review of Addictions Research and Treatment. (pp. 289-290). New York, NY: Pergamon Press.

Burns, D. D., & Persons, J. B. (1982). Hope and hopelessness:  A cognitive approach. In L. E. Abt & I. R. Stuart (Eds.), The newer therapies:  A workbook (pp. 35-57). New York, NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold.


Videotapes and DVDs

Persons, J. B. (2005). Using cognitive behavioral case formulation in treating a client with anxiety and depression. Treating comorbid depression and anxiety. New York: Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

Persons, J. B., Davidson, J., & Tompkins, M. A. (2000). Cognitive-behavior therapy for depression. (5-DVD series). Washington D. C., American Psychological Association. Translated into Japanese and Italian.

Persons, J. B. (1994). Cognitive-behavior therapy. Washington, D.C., American Psychological Association.


Other articles and commentaries

Hong, J.J. (2013). An idiographic evidence-based approach to addressing cultural factors in treatment: A case example. the Behavior Therapist, 36, 143-146.

Persons, J. B. (2013). Who needs the case formulation and why: Clinicians use the case formulation to guide decision-making. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 9, Module 4, Article 4, 448-456.

Persons, J. B., and Shannon, J. (2013). Staying anchored with the case formulation when the waves are high: An example. Advances in Cognitive Therapy. Publication of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy. June, 2013, p. 3.

Gruber, J. L., & Persons, J. B. (2010). Unquiet treatment: Handling treatment refusal in bipolar disorder. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 24, 16-25

Rego, S. A., Barlow, D. H., McCrady, B. S., Persons, J. B., Hildebrandt, T. B., & McHugh, R. K. (2009). Implementing empirically supported treatments in real-world clinical settings: Your questions answered! the Behavior Therapist, 32(3), 52-58.

Persons, J. B. (2006). Case formulation-driven psychotherapy. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 13, 167-170

Katzenstein, T., Persons, J. B., & Stuart, B. K. (2006, 2001). Helping victims of trauma: A brief review of the efficacy data evaluating psychological debriefing. Published in the newsletters of the Alameda County Psychological Association (March 2006) and the Contra Costa County Psychological Association (December 2001).

Persons, J.B. (2001, April). “Rebirthing” tragedy offers a lesson [Letter to the editor]. The New York Times, 14.

Persons, J. B. (2001). Conducting effectiveness studies in the context of evidence-based clinical practice. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 8, 168-172.

Persons, J. B. (2001). Understanding the exposure principle and using it to treat anxiety. Psychiatric Annals, 31, 472-476.

Persons, J. B., Mennin, D. S., & Tucker, D. E. (2001). Common misconceptions about the nature and treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. Psychiatric Annals, 31, 501-507.

Persons, J. B. (2000). Single-handed dissemination of empirically supported treatments. the Behavior Therapist, 23, 222-229.

Persons, J. B., & Silberschatz, G. (1999). How useful for psychotherapists are randomized controlled experiments? The Harvard Mental Health Letter, 16, 5-7.

Persons, J. B., Bostrom, A., & Bertagnolli, A. (1999). Results of randomized controlled trials of cognitive therapy for depression generalize to private practice. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 23, 535-548.

Persons, J. B., & Bertagnolli, A. (1999). Inter-rater reliability of cognitive-behavioral case formulation of depression:  A replication. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 23, 271-284.

Persons, J. B., & Silberschatz, G. (1998). Are results of randomized controlled trials useful to psychotherapists? Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 66, 126-135.

Persons, J. B. (1998). Indications for psychotherapy in the treatment of depression. Psychiatric Annals, 28, 80-83

Persons, J. B., & Beck, A. T. (1998). Should clinicians rely on expert opinion or empirical findings? American Journal of Managed Care, 4, 1051-1054.

Persons, J. B. (1997). Looking up, forward, and back: Commentary on “Helping people improve their lives with behavior therapy”. Behavior Therapy, 28, 385-388.

Persons, J. B. (1997). Dissemination of effective methods: Behavior therapy’s next challenge. Behavior Therapy, 28, 465-471.

Persons, J. B., Thase, M. E., & Crits-Christoph, P. (1996). The role of psychotherapy in the treatment of depression:  Review of two practice guidelines. Archives of General Psychiatry, 53, 283-290.

Persons, J. B., Gross, J. J., Etkin, M. S., & Madan, S. M. (1996). Psychodynamic therapists’ reservations about cognitive-behavioral therapy:  Implications for training and practice. Journal of Psychotherapy Practice and Research, 5, 202-212.

Persons, J. B. (1995). The lost art and science of case formulation. In Session:  Psychotherapy in Practice, 1, 1-2.

Persons, J. B., & Bertagnolli, A. (1994). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of multiple-problem patients: Application to personality disorders. Journal of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 1, 279-285.

Persons, J. B. (1993). A case formulation approach to cognitive therapy. The California Psychologist, 25, 16.

Persons, J. B. (1992). A case formulation approach to cognitive-behavior therapy:  Application to panic disorder. Psychiatric Annals, 22, 470-473.

Persons, J. B. (1991). Psychotherapy outcome studies do not accurately represent current models of psychotherapy:  A proposed remedy. American Psychologist, 46, 99-106.

Persons, J. B., Curtis, J. T., & Silberschatz, G. (1991). Psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral formulations of a single case. Psychotherapy, 28, 608-617.

Persons, J. B. (1990). Disputing irrational thoughts can be avoidance behavior:  A case report. the Behavior Therapist, 13, 132-133.

Persons, J. B. (1989). Case formulation:  Why cognitive-behavior therapists need one. International Cognitive Therapy Newsletter, 5, 3.