Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 243 Pages, 8.27 × 10.63 × 0.39 in
Published: March 15, 1995
Publisher: Guilford Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0898621283
ISBN - 13: 9780898621280
Table of Contents
1. Understanding Your Problems
2. It''s the Thought That Counts
3. Identifying and Rating Moods
4. Situations, Moods, and Thoughts
5. Automatic Thoughts
6. Where''s the Evidence?
7. Alternative or Balanced Thinking
8. Experiments and Action Plans
9. Assumptions and Core Beliefs
10. Understanding Depression
11. Understanding Anxiety
12. Understanding Anger, Guilt and Shame
Appendix A Worksheets
From the Publisher
Developed by two master clinicians with extensive experience in cognitive therapy treatment and training, this popular workbook shows readers how to improve their lives using cognitive therapy. The book is designed to be used alone or in conjunction with professional treatment. Step-by-step worksheets teach specific skills that have helped hundreds of thousands people conquer depression, panic attacks, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse and relationship problems. Readers learn to use mood questionnaires to identify, rate, and track changes in feelings; change the thoughts that contribute to problems; follow step-by-step strategies to improve moods; and take action to improve daily living and relationships. The book''s large-size format facilitates reading and writing ease.
From the Jacket
Since you are looking at this book, chances are you''re thinking about making some changes. "Mind Over Mood" is different from other books you might read to help you do this. Written by two clinical psychologists, this manual shows you how to improve your life using cognitive therapy-- one of the most effective and widely practiced forms of psychotherapy. Step-by-step worksheets teach you specific skills that have helped thousands of people conquer depression, panic attacks, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems. Whether you are in therapy or not, use this manual as an effective tool to learn practical steps to fell better and make the changes you want.
About the Author
Dennis Greenberger, PhD, clinical
psychologist, is Director of the Anxiety and Depression Center,
Newport Beach, California. The Center''s website,www.anxietyanddepressioncenter.com, features
information onMind Over Mood. Dr. Greenberger is Assistant
Clinical Professor at the College of Medicine, University of
California, Irvine. He is a Founding Fellow and member of the Board
of the Directors of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
Christine A. Padesky, PhD, clinical
psychologist, is a Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of
Cognitive Therapy and recipient of their Aaron T. Beck award.
Coauthor of six books and an internationally renowned speaker, she
received the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology Award from
the California Psychological Association. Her Center for Cognitive
Therapy in Huntington Beach, California, hosts MindOverMood.com, a
website for the public.
From Our Editors
Ideal for client assignment, this treatment manual draws on the authors' extensive experience as clinicians and teachers of cognitive therapy to help clients successfully understand and improve their moods, alter their behavior, and enhance their relationships
"What are you struggling with in your life? What patterns in thinking have held you trapped over the years? How can you develop and automatize a new way of seeing things that helps get you out of ruts you have maintained over the years? Drs. Padesky and Greenberger give you practice in learning how to make sense of your moods, to identify your own irrational thinking and to base your thinking fully on facts. They even give you a means to challenge old thinking patterns that you developed as a child. I saw Dr. Padesky demonstrate these skills at a cognitive therapy conference. I walked away very impressed with her warm, sincere, knowledgeable, creative and rational approach to helping people change. I am delighted to recommend this workbook."--Ellen Kenner, PhD, clinical psychologist and host of The "RATIONAL" Basis of Happiness, a nationally syndicated radio talk show. "I believe it is already reducing the number of distorted automatic thoughts that I have throughout my day. As a result I''m seeing myself become "less" afraid and "less" withdrawn. (The) Thought Records have helped to diffuse my overwhelmingly hot thoughts and have helped me feel a sense of control. Just writing it all down gives me a sense of it being ''emptied out of me'' and released. It gave me concrete tools to use to trace my own thinking and arrive at more balanced thinking. It has given me a belief that my past doesn''t have to "control" my present and my future. It''s given me a sense of inner healing