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An Introduction to Modern CBT: Psychological Solutions to Mental Health Problems [NOOK Book]

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a simple, intuitive, and transparent treatment, is considered by many to be the most effective form of psychotherapy. It encompasses a family of interventions that share the same basic idea, namely that cognitions profoundly and causally influence emotions and behaviors and, thereby, contribute to the maintenance of psychiatric problems. An Introduction to Modern CBT provides the reader with an easily accessible introduction to  current models of cognitive behavioral therapy, ...
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An Introduction to Modern CBT: Psychological Solutions to Mental Health Problems

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Overview

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a simple, intuitive, and transparent treatment, is considered by many to be the most effective form of psychotherapy. It encompasses a family of interventions that share the same basic idea, namely that cognitions profoundly and causally influence emotions and behaviors and, thereby, contribute to the maintenance of psychiatric problems. An Introduction to Modern CBT provides the reader with an easily accessible introduction to  current models of cognitive behavioral therapy, and describes important new developments in the field, including attention retraining strategies, acceptance techniques, disorder-specific emotion regulation skills, and loving kindness, and mindfulness meditation.

The text outlines the different techniques, ranging from behavioral activation procedures to metacognitive strategies that have been shown to be successful in improving specific psychiatric disorders, and further introduces many modern and disorder-specific CBT techniques. The author makes use of concrete case examples for additional clarity throughout the text, and chapters are structured logically and consistently. An Introduction to Modern CBT serves as a scholarly review of contemporary CBT that provides both a useful guidance for therapists in training, and an invaluable reference tool for the more experienced clinician looking for a one-step, up-to-date treatment guide to the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781119951414
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/24/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 236
  • Sales rank: 1,063,497
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Stefan G. Hofmann, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Psychotherapy and Emotion Research Laboratory at Boston University. He has been a Board Member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and is an advisor to the DSM-V Development Process. He is the author of more than 170 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and has published seven books. His primary research interests focus on treatment research for which he has received many research awards. In addition to lecturing clinicians world-wide in cognitive behavioral therapy, he is a licensed psychologist and has a private practice.
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Table of Contents

About the author.

Foreword.

Acknowledgment.

Introduction.

Chapter 1 The Basic Idea.

Chapter 2 Empowering the Mind.

Chapter 3 Confronting Phobias.

Chapter 4 Fighting Panic and Agoraphobia.

Chapter 5 Conquering Social Anxiety Disorder.

Chapter 6 Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Chapter 7 Beating Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Worry.

Chapter 8 Dealing with Depression.

Chapter 9 Overcoming Alcohol Problems.

Chapter 10 Resolving Sexual Problems.

Chapter 11 Managing Pain.

Chapter 12 Mastering Sleep.

References.

Index.

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