How and Why Thoughts Change: Foundations of Cognitive Psychotherapy

How and Why Thoughts Change: Foundations of Cognitive Psychotherapy

by Ian M. Evans


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199380848
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/09/2015
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ian Evans completed his PhD in experimental and clinical psychology in 1970 at the Institute of Psychiatry, London University, under the supervision of Hans J. Eysenck. His first academic position was at the University of Hawaii, before moving to the State University of New York at Binghamton where he was director of clinical training for 12 years. He then moved to New Zealand and directed a clinical program as well as later being Head of School of Psychology at Massey University. His research interests include positive approaches to challenging behavior in children with severe disabilities, the emotional development of children at home and at school, and the theory, practice, and ethics of culturally informed cognitive-behavior therapy.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: Introduction: Cogito Ergo Sum

Chapter 2: Changing Thoughts in Practice: The Basic Concepts of Cognitive Therapies

Chapter 3: Thinking About Thoughts

Chapter 4: The "Stream" of Consciousness: Mind-wandering, Introspection, Rumination,
Meditation, and Mindfulness

Chapter 5: Distorted Thoughts

Chapter 6: How Thoughts Influence Mood and Feelings-Or Is It the Other Way Around?

Chapter 7: How Thoughts Lead to Action-and Why They Sometimes Do Not

Chapter 8: General Principles of How and Why Thoughts Change

Chapter 9: Can Cognitive Treatments Be Enhanced?


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