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The New Handbook of Cognitive Therapy Techniques : Norton Professional Books (Hardcover) - Rian E. McMullin

The New Handbook of Cognitive Therapy Techniques

Norton Professional Books (Hardcover)

Hardcover Published: 17th November 1999
ISBN: 9780393703139
Number Of Pages: 480

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This how-to reference provides the therapist with an immediately usable guide to cognitive therapy. It describes, explains, and demonstrates over a hundred cognitive therapy techniques, offering for each the theoretical basis, a thumbnail description of the method, case examples, and resources for further information. Cognitive restructuring therapy is based on the truth: If we change our thoughts, we change ourselves. It tackles, with logic, persistence, and creativity, the distorted beliefs underlying our emotional responses to everyday events. With dozens of soft, hard, and objective countering techniques, as well as methods to encourage perceptual shifts, this book is a huge toolbox for cognitive therapy practitioners. In this major revision of his 1986 Handbook of Cognitive Therapy Techniques, Mc Mullin has added seven new chapters which explain how to teach basic concepts, how to uncover harmful schemes, and how to resynthesize historical and cultural beliefs. He directs special attention to using these strategies with addicted clients and with severely mentally ill patients. In addition, he has tripled the number of examples, dialogues, case transcripts, and illustrations. Whether they are new to cognitive therapy or have been using it for years, clinicians will find here a rich, engaging, practical resource.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiv
Introductionp. 1
Teaching the Abcsp. 7
Teaching the Basic Formulap. 8
Providing Evidence that Beliefs Produce Emotionsp. 14
How Powerful Are Environmental Forces?p. 23
Learning the Conceptsp. 31
Finding the Beliefsp. 37
Expectationsp. 38
Self-Efficacyp. 43
Self-Conceptp. 46
Attentionp. 51
Selective Memoryp. 53
Attributionp. 58
Evaluationsp. 60
Self-Instructionp. 64
The Hidden Cognitionp. 68
Explanatory Stylep. 72
Groups of Beliefsp. 76
Core Beliefsp. 76
Life Themesp. 80
Cognitive Mapsp. 84
Countering Techniques: Hardp. 88
Counterattackingp. 92
Counterassertionp. 96
Disputing and Challengingp. 100
Forcing Choicesp. 102
Creating Dissonancep. 110
Cognitive Floodingp. 116
Cognitive Aversive Conditioningp. 121
Cognitive Escape Conditioningp. 125
Covert Avoidancep. 128
Countering Techniques: Softp. 132
Relaxed Counteringp. 132
Anticatastrophic Practicep. 136
Coping Statementsp. 140
Covert Extinctionp. 143
Nonpathological Thinkingp. 149
Covert Reinforcementp. 153
Use of Altered Statesp. 156
Countering Techniques: Objectivep. 159
Alternative Interpretationp. 163
Rational Beliefsp. 167
Utilitarian Countersp. 169
Depersonalizing Selfp. 171
Public Meaningsp. 175
Disputing Irrational Beliefsp. 178
Logical Analysisp. 180
Logical Fallaciesp. 194
Finding the Good Reasonp. 203
Perceptual Shifting: Basic Proceduresp. 208
Basic Perceptual Shiftp. 211
Perceptual Shifting: Transposingp. 217
Transposing Imagesp. 218
Difficult Transpositionsp. 228
Progressive Image Modificationp. 241
Rational Emotive Imageryp. 245
Image Techniquesp. 249
Perceptual Shifting: Bridgingp. 256
Bridge Perceptionsp. 258
Hierarchy of Values Bridgesp. 262
Label Bridgesp. 266
Higher-order Bridgingp. 269
Historical Resynthesisp. 276
Resynthesizing Critical Life Eventsp. 277
Resynthesizing Life Themesp. 283
Resynthesizing Early Recollectionsp. 289
Resynthesizing Family Beliefsp. 298
Survival and Beliefsp. 301
Practice Techniquesp. 307
Visual Practicep. 308
Auditory Practicep. 309
Role-playingp. 310
Environmental Practicep. 315
Diary Research and Practicep. 319
Guided Practicep. 323
Adjunctsp. 328
Crisis Cognitive Therapyp. 328
Treating Seriously Mentally Ill Patientsp. 332
Handling Client Sabotagesp. 340
Cognitive Restructuring Therapy with Addicted Clientsp. 350
Cognitive Focusingp. 376
Core Components of Cognitive Restructuring Therapy: A Checklistp. 385
Cross-Cultural Cognitive Therapyp. 392
Reference Groupsp. 392
Cultural Categoriesp. 396
Cultural Beliefsp. 403
Counseling in Different Culturesp. 410
Cultural Stories and Fablesp. 417
Philosophical Underpinningsp. 425
What Is Rational to Clients?p. 425
What Is Real to Clients?p. 432
Bibliographyp. 439
Indexp. 473
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ISBN: 9780393703139
ISBN-10: 0393703134
Series: Norton Professional Books (Hardcover)
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 17th November 1999
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 16.5  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.89
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised