The new Handbook of Cognitive Therapy Techniques / Edition 2

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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, McMullin 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.

100+ techniques discussed; incl. case studies.

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For therapists with a good grounding in the approach, Hawaii-based clinical psychologist McMullin describes, explains, and demonstrates over 100 techniques of cognitive therapy. For each he provides the theoretical basis, a thumbnail description, case examples, and resources for further information. He here adds seven new chapters to his 1986 that explain how to teach basic concepts, uncover harmful schemas, and resynthesize historical and cultural beliefs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393703139
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Series: Professional Bks.
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Rian E. McMullin, Ph.D., is director of the Counseling Research Institute, a licensed clinical psychologist at the Hawaii State Hospital, and on the clinical-associate faculties at the University of Hawaii and the American School of Professional Psychology. He is the author of eight books, including (with T. Giles) Cognitive-Behavior Therapy: A Restructuring Approach and (with B. Casey) Talk Sense to Yourself: A Guide to Cognitive Restructuring Therapy.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Teaching the ABCs 7
2 Finding the Beliefs 37
3 Groups of Beliefs 76
4 Countering Techniques: Hard 88
5 Countering Techniques: Soft 132
6 Countering Techniques: Objective 159
7 Perceptual Shifting: Basic Procedures 208
8 Perceptual Shifting: Transposing 217
9 Perceptual Shifting: Bridging 256
10 Historical Resynthesis 276
11 Practice Techniques 307
12 Adjuncts 328
13 Cross-Cultural Cognitive Therapy 392
14 Philosophical Underpinnings 425
Bibliography 439
Index 473
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2000

    A useful and practical text on cognitive therapy

      The New Handbook of Cognitive Therapy Techniques by Rian E. McMullin, Ph.D. offers a wide assortment of cognitive therapy techniques framed and explained by useful case illustrations. It is a practical text that provides the mental health professional with a usable guide to cognitive therapy. Dr. McMullin integrates several decades of clinical experience with his mastery of cognitive theory and practice. Recommended without reservation!!

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