Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

by John M. Oldham
     
 

In this compact, richly detailed volume, 13 distinguished contributors show how CBT's primary focus of identifying and changing maladaptive patterns of information processing and related behaviors is fully compatible with biological theories and treatments and can be combined with pharmacotherapy to optimize treatment results in clinical practice.

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In this compact, richly detailed volume, 13 distinguished contributors show how CBT's primary focus of identifying and changing maladaptive patterns of information processing and related behaviors is fully compatible with biological theories and treatments and can be combined with pharmacotherapy to optimize treatment results in clinical practice.

American Psychiatric Publishing

Editorial Reviews

The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

[Cognitive Behavior Therapy] provides an excellent overview of the broadening scope of CBT and highlights the inherent adaptability of CBT strategies to multiple types of psychiatric disorders. The volume presents a good combination of CBT theory, techniques, and review of research outcomes. Each chapter outlines key issues and technique modifications to consider with the respective disorders and client populations. The text will likely prompt interest in empirically supported approaches to treatment of severe psychopathology; CBT for medical patients, children, and adolescents; and novel formats of CBT application. The volume is easy to digest and will be an important contribution to the library of a range of clinicians with the interest in those areas, and CBT more broadly.

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Reviewer: Patricia M. Meaden, PhD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This book is part of a series exploring the bi-directional relationship between behavior and brain function. The editor sets out to present how applications of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) to severe biological illnesses demonstrate the adaptive potential of working with ideas, emotions, and perceptions to improve brain biology and facilitate healing.
Purpose: The editor proposes to demonstrate new uses of CBT in treating biologically-based physical and mental illness. This offers the potential for influencing health professionals to integrate CBT into uncharted areas as a means of improving outcomes. Except for the chapter on computer-assisted CBT, however, this book does not offer any information that is not available elsewhere regarding the practice of CBT.
Audience: This book provides basic instructions on how and why CBT is used with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, some physical illness, and with children and adolescents. It is geared for use by health professionals and is a credible source of basic information in these areas.
Features: The title of this book is very general, and the content is not well-integrated. Each chapter provides interesting information from reliable sources in the field of CBT. However, the book fails to deliver new insights into the relationship between behavior change and changes in the brain, as alluded to in the introduction.
Assessment: Four of the chapters in this book provide a rationale for adding CBT to biological interventions with specific populations. The fifth chapter presents information regarding computer programs that enhance the psychotherapy process. Each chapter is well-written by distinguished authors offering how-to's for practicing CBT and research supporting the effectiveness of CBT with each population. Each chapter stands alone. The book does not hang together with a central theme, nor does it provide new neuroscientific explanations for how or why CBT works.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585621781
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Review of Psychiatry
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Christine A. Padesky

Wright's volume is welcome for its emphasis on more complex and emergent applications of cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) than typically offered in review texts. Those already familiar with CBT will be intrigued to learn how well their skills transfer to applications with schizophrenia, bipolar I disorder, people with physical illnesses as well as with children and adolescents. Psychiatrists new to CBT will understand more clearly why this approach has gained so many followers and will be delighted to learn how computers can assist in the delivery of these services.

Aaron T. Beck

Cognitive-Behavior Therapy details the latest advances in the fastest growing form of psychotherapy in the world. It is essential reading for researchers as well as clinicians.

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