Cohen-Posey has packed this book and disc with a great deal of useful information which, although very helpful to a professional, is not at all helpful to my clients. I deal with college students who are reluctant to do yet more "homework". The handouts presented here are so full of information that one senses they might need a several hours just to comprehend the directions for the assignment. Additionally, the layout of the exercises is awful -- not enough white space and attractive lettering to invite someone to dig into the assignment. Sounds very shallow, yet layout design is very important to consider. All in all a good book for very motivated private practice clients ( a rarity!); not practical or useful for traditional-age college students.
In my many years of practice I've never seen anything to compare with this book. It contains extremely well-researched information in a form which clients will find easy to read and utilize as a part of therapy.
I was impressed with the visual aids, assessment questionnaires and progress charts to help clients understand their problems and set up programs for change.
The range of problems covered in this book is so comprehensive that I've been able to find at least one helpful handout for each of my clients. I find the disk format especially helpful. I'm able to quickly print exactly what I want, and I can personalize the handouts any way I like. I have found that my clients develop a better understanding of their problems and begin to work on change more quickly when I give them these handouts at the beginning of therapy. I think this is a wonderful resource for both therapist and client!