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A History of the Behavioral Therapies: Founders' Personal Histories

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In this unique work, eighteen of the most influential and significant figures in the various subareas of behavior therapy (from behavior analysis through cognitive therapy) are brought together to discuss their work and the sources and influences that affected it. At times moving, profound, and humorous, it casts a new and perhaps more human light on the most influential movement in behavioral health in the latter part of the 20th century.

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Overview

In this unique work, eighteen of the most influential and significant figures in the various subareas of behavior therapy (from behavior analysis through cognitive therapy) are brought together to discuss their work and the sources and influences that affected it. At times moving, profound, and humorous, it casts a new and perhaps more human light on the most influential movement in behavioral health in the latter part of the 20th century.

These intellectual biographies range in tone and intensity as each author uses their own particular style to convey their views about the field and their individual impact on it. For those interested in the behavioral and cognitive movement, this book is a must have since it is the only book to have chronicled the individual histories of the founders of the applied behavioral movement before they are lost forever.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781878978400
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Series: Context Press Series
  • Pages: 357
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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William T. O'Donohue, Ph.D., is Nicholas Cummings Professor of Organized Behavioral Healthcare Delivery, adjunct professor of philosophy, and adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D., is University of Nevada Foundation Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno, and author of numerous books including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Relational Frame Theory, and Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life, as well as hundred of articles and book chapters on related subjects.

Jane E. Fisher, Ph.D., is professor of clinical psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Linda J. Hayes, Ph.D., is professor of psychology and founder and director of the Behavior Analysis Program at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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Table of Contents

Preface v
Introduction: A History of the Behavioral Therapies xi
Chapter 1 The Importance of Case Studies to Methodology of Science 23
Chapter 2 Joseph Wolpe: Challenger and Champion for Behavior Therapy 39
Chapter 3 B. F. Skinner's Contribution to Therapeutic Change: An Agency-less, Contingency Analysis 59
Chapter 4 Jacob Robert Kantor (1888-1984): Pioneer in the Development of Naturalistic Foundations for Behavior Therapy 75
Chapter 5 Child Behavior Therapy: Early History 105
Chapter 6 Studies in Behavior Therapy and Behavior Research Therapy: June 1953-1965 125
Chapter 7 A Brief Personal Account of CT (Conditioning Therapy), BT (Behavior Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive-Behavior Therapy): Spanning Three Continents 155
Chapter 8 Swimming Against the Mainstream: The Early Years in Chilly Waters 163
Chapter 9 The Rise of Cognitive Behavior Therapy 183
Chapter 10 From Psychodynamic to Behavior Therapy: Paradigm Shift and Personal Perspectives 195
Chapter 11 Cognitive Behavior Therapy: The Oxymoron of the Century 207
Chapter 12 The Development of Behavioral Medicine 219
Chapter 13 Toward a Cumulative Science of Persons: Past, Present, and Prospects 233
Chapter 14 A Small Matter of Proof 253
Chapter 15 Do Good, Take Data 267
Chapter 16 Application of Operant Conditioning Procedures to the Behavior Problems of an Autistic Child: A 25-Year Follow-Up and the Development of the Teaching Family Model 289
Chapter 17 The Active Unconscious, Symptom Substitution, and Other Things That Went 'Bump' in the Night 295
Chapter 18 Values and Constructionism in Clinical Assessment: Some Historical and Personal Perspectives on Behavior Therapy 337
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