Clinical Applications of Cognitive Therapy by James PretzerClinical Applications of Cognitive Therapy by James Pretzer

Clinical Applications of Cognitive Therapy

byJames Pretzer, Barbara Fleming, Karen M. Simon

Paperback | September 17, 2012

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When the first edition of Clinical Applications of Cognitive Therapy was published in 1990, it provided a valuable resource for practitioners, researchers, and advanced students of Cognitive Therapy. At that time, a large body of research supported the cognitive view of psychopathology and showed that Cognitive Therapy was an effective treatment approach. However, as practitioners went forth to apply Cognitive Therapy in real-life clinical practice, they faced significant challenges. In controlled outcome studies, standardized treatment protocols for treating one specific problem had been applied with carefully selected research subjects. In clinical practice, individuals seeking treatment typically had more than one problem at a time, had a variety of factors which complicated treatment, or had problems for which no standardized treatment protocol had yet been developed. Clinical Applications of Cognitive Therapy was a volume written by practitioners, for practitioners, which provided an integrated, step-wise approach to understand­ ing the principles and practice of Cognitive Therapy. Its clear, practical approach was rich in clinical vignettes that demonstrated how the principles and strategies of Cognitive Therapy are applied. In addition to discussing the treatment of depres­ sion, suicidality, and anxiety disorders, it discussed the complications that arise when applying Cognitive Therapy's apparent1y straightforward approach in the consulting room. In particular, it included an extensive discussion of the inter­ personal complexities encountered when applying Cognitive Therapy with clients who have personality disorders.
Dr. Arthur Freemanis the Dean of Counseling, Education, Psychology and Social work at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Prior to his move to Indiana, he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology and Director of the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medic...
Title:Clinical Applications of Cognitive TherapyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:437 pagesPublished:September 17, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1461347149

ISBN - 13:9781461347149


Table of Contents

I. The Clinical Practice of Cognitive Therapy 1. Cognitive Therapy in the Real World: Establishing a Foundation for Effective Treatment 2. The Mid-Stage: Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions 3. The Final Stage: Overcoming Impediments, Schema Change, Relapse Prevention, and Termination II. Cognitive Therapy with Axis I Disorders 4. Depression and Suicidality 5. Anxiety Disorders 6. Substance Abuse III. Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders 7. Paranoid, Schizoid, and Schizotypal Personality Disorders: The Eccentric Cluster 8. Antisocial and Borderline Personality Disorders: The Dramatic Cluster - Part 1 9. Histrionic and Narcissistic Personality Disorders: The Dramatic Cluster - Part 2 10. Avoidant, Dependent, and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorders: The Anxious Cluster IV. Special Applications of Cognitive Therapy 11. Cognitive Therapy in Groups 12. Cognitive Therapy with Couples 13. Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents V. Conclusions 14. The Clinical Practice of Cognitive Therapy Appendices A. Clinician's Initial Evaluation B. Treating a Broad Range of Axis I Disorders