The book is divided into 14 chapters. In the first chapter the authors outline the similarities and differences between cognitive therapy with adults and cognitive therapy with children and adolescents. In the next two chapters, the authors present their approach to case conceptualization and treatment planning, incorporating the processes and procedures addressed in the remainder of the text. Chapter 3 explores the use of collaborative empiricism and guided discovery and examines how issues such as stage of therapy, nature of presenting problem, developmental capacity, motivation, and cultural factors influence their use. Chapter 4 discusses session structure as a general template that includes six central components: mood check-in, homework review, agenda setting, session content, homework assignment, and eliciting client feedback.