Interpersonal Process in Cognitive Therapy / Edition 1

Interpersonal Process in Cognitive Therapy / Edition 1

by Jeremy Safran, Zindel V. Segal
     
 

ISBN-10: 1568218583

ISBN-13: 9781568218588

Pub. Date: 09/01/1996

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Cognitive therapy, with its clear-cut measurable techniques, has been a welcome innovation in recent years. However, the very specificity that lends itself so well to research and training has minimized the role of the therapeutic relationship, making it difficult for therapists to respond flexibly to different clinical situations. What is needed is an approach

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Cognitive therapy, with its clear-cut measurable techniques, has been a welcome innovation in recent years. However, the very specificity that lends itself so well to research and training has minimized the role of the therapeutic relationship, making it difficult for therapists to respond flexibly to different clinical situations. What is needed is an approach that focuses on the underlying mechanisms of therapeutic change, not just on interventions. In this practical and original book, two highly respected clinician-researchers integrate findings from cognitive psychology, infant developmental research, emotion theory, and relational therapy to show how change takes place in the interpersonal context of the therapeutic relationship and involves experiencing the self in new ways, not just altering behavior or cognitions. Making use of extensive clinical transcripts accompanied by moment-to-moment analyses of the change process, the authors illustrate the subtle interaction of cognitive and interpersonal factors. They show how therapy unfolds at three different levels—in fluctuations in the patient's world, in the therapeutic relationship, and in the therapist's inner experience—and provide clear guidelines for when to focus on a particular level. The result is a superb integration of cognitive and interpersonal approaches that will have a major impact on theory and practice. A Jason Aronson Book

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568218588
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Part I. Theory Chapter 2 The Cognitive-Behavioral Perspective on the Therapeutic Relationship Chapter 3 Technical and Relationship Factors in Therapy Chapter 4 A Theoretical Model for Integration Part 5 Part II. Practice Chapter 6 Experiential Disconfirmation and Decentering: I.Out-of-Session Focus Chapter 7 Experiential Disconfirmation and Decentering: II. In-Session Focus Chapter 8 Accessing Action-Disposition Information Chapter 9 General Clinical Issues Chapter 10 Patient Selection for Short-Term Cognitive Therapy Chapter 11 Conclusion

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