International Handbook of Behavior Modification and Therapy

Second Edition

Author: Alan S. Bellack,Michel Hersen,Alan E. Kazdin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461305233

Category: Psychology

Page: 908

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It is particularly gratifying to prepare a second edition of a book, because there is the necessary impli cation that the first edition was well received. Moreover, now an opportunity is provided to correct the problems or limitations that existed in the first edition as well as to address recent developments in the field. Thus, we are grateful to our friends, colleagues, and students, as well as to the reviewers who have expressed their approval of the first edition and who have given us valuable input on how the revision could best be structured. Perhaps the first thing that the reader will notice about the second edition is that it is more extensive than the first. The volume currently has 41 chapters, in contrast to the 31 chapters that comprised the earlier version. Chapters 3, 9, 29, and 30 of the first edition either have been dropped or were combined, whereas 14 new chapters have been added. In effect, we are gratified in being able to reflect the continued growth of behavior therapy in the 1980s. Behavior therapists have addressed an ever-increasing number of disorders and behavioral dysfunctions in an increasing range of populations. The most notable advances are taking place in such areas as cognitive approaches, geriatrics, and behavioral medicine, and also in the treatment of childhood disorders.
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Handbook of Clinical Behavior Therapy with Adults

Author: Alan S. Bellack,Michel Hersen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461324270

Category: Psychology

Page: 732

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Despite the occasional outcries to the contrary, the field of behavior therapy is still growing, and the asymptote has not been reached yet. The umbrella of behavior therapy continues to enlarge and still is able to encompass new theories, new con cepts, new research, new data, and new clinical techniques. Although the number of new behavioral journals now has stabilized, we still see a proliferation of books on the subject. In the past few years, however, we have seen considerable specialization within behavior therapy. No longer is it possible to be a generalist and remain fully abreast of all the relevant developments. Thus, we see behavior therapists who deal with adults, those who deal with children, those whose specialty is hospital psychiatry, and those who see themselves as practitioners of behavioral medicine. Even within a subarea such as behavioral medicine, specialization runs supreme to the extent that there are experts in the specific addictions, adult medical problems, and child medical problems. Given the extent of specialization, there are numerous ways "to skin" the pro verbial "cat." We therefore have chosen to look at the contemporary work in behavior therapy that is being carried out with adults, in part, of course, because of our long-standing interest in this area as teachers, researchers, and clinicians. In so doing, we have chosen to highlight the clinical aspects of the endeavor but not at the expense of the rich research heritage for each of the specific adult disorders.
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Handbook of Brief Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Author: Frank W. Bond,Windy Dryden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470021330

Category: Psychology

Page: 330

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Brief Cognitive Behaviour Therapy can be applied to the treatment of a wide range of problems in many different settings. In this unique handbook, Frank Bond and Windy Dryden, have brought together a prominent cast of authors, to discuss issues concerning the definition, assessment and, in particular, the practice of brief Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Contents include: * The difference between brief and regular CBT and evidence for its effectiveness. * How to use brief CBT in your own area of practice. * Applying brief CBT to emotional disorders, anxiety, workplace stress and more. This handbook is accessible to a wide range of readers, including academics, practitioners, psychotherapists, counsellors, and students training in CBT.
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Diagnostic Interviewing

Author: Michel Hersen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461568269

Category: Psychology

Page: 364

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Over the years, in our teaching of diagnostic interviewing to graduate students in clinical psychology, psychology interns, medical students, and psychiatric residents, we have searched for appropriate reading materials that encompass theoretical rationale, clinical description, and the pragmatics of "how to. " However, surprising as it may seem, there is no one work that includes the theoretical, the clinical, and the prac tical under one cover. This being the case, we thought it would be useful to us in our pedagogic efforts if we could put together such a text. And it is to this end that we developed the outline for our multiauthored text and presented it to Plenum Press for their review. We felt then, as we do now, that the material in this book simply does not represent "the cat being skinned in yet another way. " We sincerely believe that our stu dents really do need this one, and it is to them that we dedicate Diag nostic Interviewing. Our book is divided into three parts. In the first part (General Issues), basic interviewing strategies and the mental status examination are cov ered. The bulk of the book (Parts II and III) is devoted to examination of diagnostic interviewing for the major psychiatric disorders and for spe cial populations.
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Residential Treatment of Adolescents

Integrative Principles and Practices

Author: Don Pazaratz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135841551

Category: Psychology

Page: 242

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In Residential Treatment of Adolescents, Pazaratz discusses how practitioners can remain emotionally available for the needs of their residents without feeling overwhelmed. Readers will be apprised of ways to deal judiciously with residents who try to circumvent, con, play workers off each other, and even attempt to seduce or manipulate the worker. Each chapter instructs readers to observe their clients and comprehend how they relate to the total environment, in order to determine what the resident is feeling and how he or she makes use of personal resources. This contextual understanding helps to answer questions such as: What are the youngster’s goals? What factors obstruct the change process? What are the youngster’s defenses and against what? How does the youngster use the milieu (staff and peers) and the community as resources? How can the youngster get significant others to react differently to him or her? Ultimately, Pazaratz demonstrates that effective treatment staff do not create dependent youth, make treatment oppressive, or enact a role based upon giving consequences. Instead, the reader will learn to integrate diverse intervention strategies into the resident’s normal cycle of daily life and how to interact within a team structure.
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Behavioral Medicine and Developmental Disabilities

Author: James K. Luiselli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461388449

Category: Psychology

Page: 242

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As a graduate student a decade ago, I recall vividly reading the inaugural issue of the Journal of Behavioral Medicine when it appeared in 1978. Its purpose was described as "a broadly conceived interdisciplinary publication devoted to fur thering our understanding of physical health and illness through knowledge and techniques of behavioral science:' The articles in that first issue addressed such topics as the biofeedback treatment of neuromuscular disorders, anxiety manage ment of Type A behavior, and premorbid psychological factors related to cancer incidence. At that time, coursework in behavioral medicine was in its infancy at my university, and I, along with many classmates, was eager to learn more of this "new and emerging field:' Thinking back to those times, it is astonishing for one to reflect on the rapid evolution of behavioral medicine and its current status as a clinical and scientific discipline. Organizations such as the Society of Behavioral Medicine now include a broad-based membership that is convened yeady at a major convention. In addition to the Journal of Behavioral Medicine, professionals can avail them selves of several other specialty journals (Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Behavioral Medicine Abstracts, Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pedi atrics) as well as the numerous articles on behavioral medicine that appear regu larly in the clinical psychology, psychiatry, rehabilitation, and behavior therapy literature. And behavioral medicine services and training programs are encoun tered with increasing frequency within clinic, hospital, and academic settings.
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Cognitive and Behavioral Treatment

Methods and Application

Author: Donald K. Granvold

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780534191948

Category: Psychology

Page: 393

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This up-to-date book combines an introduction to cognitive and behavioral principles, concepts, and methods with applications of those methods to various populations. The application chapters provide detailed information regarding the population being treated and detailed descriptions of intervention strategies. Chapters are contributed by well-known experts on cognitive-behavioral methods of clinical treatment. Topics include work with children, work with adults, and interventions based on specific problems.
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Behavior Modification

What it is and how to Do it

Author: Garry Martin,Joseph Pear

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130807427

Category: Behavior modification

Page: 444

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Assuming no prior knowledge of behaviour modification or psychology, this widely-adopted text offers students personal, hands-on experience with the principles of behaviour modification and their application to everyday concerns from helping children learn life's necessary skills to solving some of their own personal behaviour problems. *NEW-Adds/expands/updates coverage of key topics to reflect recent developments in the field, e.g.: - Parenting and gerontology. - Establishing operations. - Concurrent schedules and the matching law. - Teaching independent use of prompts in chaining procedures. - Conceptual behavior, equivalence classes, and behavioral momentum. - The causes of emotions. - The distinction between functional assessment and experimental functional analysis. - The treatment of habit disorders. *NEW-Features two new lead cases and provides additional examples to better illustrate the application of principles in everyday life with adults as well as children (versus the way these principles have been harnessed by therapists to change behavior), e.g.: - Distinguishing between the reinforcement schedules for reducing behavior: DRL, DRO, and DRI. - The nature of escape and
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Comprehensive Handbook of Cognitive Therapy

Author: Hal Arkowitz,L.E. Beutler,Karen M. Simon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475797796

Category: Psychology

Page: 622

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This Handbook covers all the many aspects of cognitive therapy both in its practical application in a clinical setting and in its theoretical aspects. Since the first applications of cognitive therapy over twenty years ago, the field has expanded enormously. This book provides a welcome and readable overview of these advances.
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Acceptance and Change

Content and Context in Psychotherapy

Author: Steven C. Hayes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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The result of the Nevada Conference on Acceptance and Change, held at the University of Nevada in January of 1993, this book explores the results of clinical empirical investigations into acceptance-base psychotherapeutic treatment methods. Until the last few decades, nearly all empirical psychological investigations focused only on direct, change-oriented techniques. Now more current research has applied the same research methods to acceptance-based approaches, and the leaders in the field report some of their finding in this volume. Here are accounts of new basic analyses, treatment techniques, assessment methods, and therapy manuals relating to a range of clinical practice areas. These findings are essential readings for scholars and clinicians interested in acceptance-based treatments.
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