Problem-Solving Therapy: A Positive Approach to Clinical Intervention, Third Edition / Edition 3

Problem-Solving Therapy: A Positive Approach to Clinical Intervention, Third Edition / Edition 3

by Thomas J. D'Zurilla, Arthur M. Nezu

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Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
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Edition description:
Third Edition
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6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

    List of Tables and Figures


    Part I. Theoretical and Empirical Foundations

  1. Introduction and Historical Development

    • Creativity Research
    • The Positive Approach to Clinical Intervention
    • Cognitive Processes and Self-Control in Behavior Therapy
    • Richard Lazarus' Relational Model of Stress
    • Summary
  2. Social Problem-Solving Processes

    • Definitions of Major Concepts
    • Levels of Process Variables
    • Relationship Between Social Problem Solving and Intelligence
    • Training in Social Problem Solving
    • Summary
  3. A Five-Dimensional Model of Social Problem Solving

    • Original Social Problem Solving Model
    • Revised Social Problem Solving Model
    • Summary
  4. Measures of Social Problem-Solving Ability

    • Process versus Outcome Measures
    • Verbal versus Observational Measures
    • Major Social Problem-Solving Measures
    • Other Problem-Solving Measures
    • Summary
  5. Role of Emotions in Social Problem Solving

    • Sources of Emotional Arousal
    • Effects of Emotions on Problem Solving
    • Summary
  6. A Relational/Problem Solving Model of Stress

    • Lazarus's Relational Model
    • The Relational/Problem Solving Model
    • Clinical Assessment
    • Empirical Support for the Relational/Problem Solving Model
    • Summary
  7. Social Problem Solving and Adjustment

    • Situational Coping and Behavioral Competence
    • Positive Psychological Functioning
    • General Psychological Distress
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Suicide
    • Schizophrenia
    • Addictive Disorders and Substance Abuse
    • Offending Behavior
    • Medical Populations and Health Behaviors
    • Summary and Conclusions

    Part II. Clinical Applications

  8. Problem-Solving Training Manual

    • Patient Manual
    • Important Clinical Considerations
    • Modules
  9. Case Illustrations

    • Case #1: Generalized Anxiety
    • Case #2: Depression
    • Case #3: Coping with Cancer
    • Summary and Discussion
  10. Outcome Studies

    • Psychiatric and Schizophrenic Patients
    • Depression
    • Suicide and Suicidal Ideation
    • Social Phobia
    • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Distressed Couples
    • Parent-Child Problems
    • Parent and Family Caregivers
    • Primary Care Patients
    • Persons with Mental Retardation
    • Stress Management
    • Ineffective Coping/Coping Enhancement
    • Substance Abuse
    • Offenders
    • HIV/AIDS Prevention
    • Obesity and Weight-Control Problems
    • Medical Patients
    • Summary and Conclusions
  11. Conclusions and Future Directions

    • Social Problem Solving and Adjustment
    • Problem-Solving Training/Therapy
    • Concluding Comment


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