Assessment of core cognitive processes in cognitive therapy
Rent the article at a discountRent now
* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.Get Access
In the practice of cognitive therapy therapists are often faced with the task of selecting a specific cognitive target for intervention. This paper outlines a theoretical rationale that will facilitate selection of targets most likely to lead to meaningful clinical change. Specific technical guidelines, designed to facilitate the therapist's efforts to identify such targets, are proposed. These guidelines derive from a proposed hierarchical model of cognitive structure, which stipulates that cognitive processes vary in terms of how central and peripheral they are with respect to overall cognitive organization.
- Arnkoff, D. Psychotherapy from the perspective of cognitive theory. In: Mahoney, M. eds. (1980) Psychotherapy process. Plenum, New York
- Beck, A. T. (1976) Cognitive therapy and the emotional disorders. International Universities press, New York
- Beck, A. T. Cognitive therapy of depression. New perspectives. In: Clayton, P. J., Barrett, J. E. eds. (1983) Treatment of depression: Old controversies and new approaches. Raven Press, New York
- Beck, A. T., Rush, A. J., Shaw, B., Emery, G. (1979) Cognitive therapy of depression. Guilford Press, New York
- Bower, B. G. (1981) Mood and memory. American Psychologist 36: pp. 129-148
- Ellis, A., Greiger, R. (1977) Handbook of rational-emotional therapy. Springer, New York
- Glass, C. R., Merluzzi, T. V., Biever, J. L., Larsen, K. M. (1982) Cognitive assessment of social anxiety: Development and validation of a self-statement questionnaire. Cognitive Therapy and Research 6: pp. 37-55
- Goldfried, M., Padawer, N., Robins, C. (1984) Social anxiety and the semantic structure of heterosocial interaction. Journal of Abnormal Psychology 93: pp. 87-97
- Greenberg, L. S., Safran, J. D. (1984) Integrating affect and cognition: A perspective on therapeutic change. Cognitive Therapy and Research 8: pp. 559-578
- Greenberg, L. S., & Safran, J. D. (in press).Affect, cognition and the process of change. New York: Guilford Press.
- Greenberg, L. S., Safran, J. D. (1986) Emotion in Psychotherapy. Guilford Press, New York
- Guidano, V., Liotti, G. (1983) Cognitive processes and emotional disorder. Guilford Press, New York
- Kelly, G. A. (1955) The psychology of personal constructs. Norton, New York
- Lang, P. The cognitive psychopathology of emotion, fear and anxiety. In: Tuma, A., Maser, J. eds. (1985) Anxiety and the anxiety disorders. Erlbaum, Hillsdale, New Jersey
- Lang, P., Levin, D., Miller, G., Kozak, M. (1983) Fear behavior, fear imagery, and the psychophysiology of emotion: The problem of affective response integration. Journal of Abnormal Psychology 92: pp. 276-306
- Liotti, G. Cognitive therapy, attachment theory, and psychiatric nosology: A clinical and theoretical inquiry into their interdependence. In: Reda, M. A., Mahoney, M. J. eds. (1984) Cognitive psychotherapies: Recent development in theory, research and practice. Ballinger, Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Luborsky, L. (1984) Principles of psychoanalytic psychotheray. Basic Books, New York
- Mahoney, M. J. (1982) Psychotherapy and human change processes. Psychotherapy research and behavior change (Vol. 1). A.P.A., Washington, D.C.
- Meichenbaum, D. (1977) Cognitive behavior modification. Plenum Press, New York
- Meichenbaum, D., Gilmore, B. The nature of unconscious processes: A cognitive-behavioral perspective. In: Bowers, K. S., Meichenbaum, D. eds. (1984) The unconscious reconsidered. Wiley, New York
- Merluzzi, T. V., & Rudy, T. E. (1982).Cognitive assessment of social anxiety: A “surface” and “deep” structure analysis. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
- Merluzzi, T. V., Rudy, T., Glass, C. The information-processing paradigm: Implication for clinical science. In: Merluzzi, T., Glass, C., Genest, M. eds. (1981) Cognitive assessment. Guilford Press, New York
- Neimeyer, R. A. Personal constructs in clinical practice. In: Kendall, P. C. eds. (1985) Advances in cognitive-behavioral research and therapy (Vol. 4). Academic Press, New York
- Raimy, V. (1975) Misunderstandings of the self. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco
- Reda, M. A. Cognitive organization and antidepressants: Attitude modification during amitriptyline treatment in severely depressed individuals. In: Reda, M. A., Mahoney, M. J. eds. (1984) Cognitive psychotherapies. Ballinger, Cambridge, Massachusetts, pp. 119-140
- Rush, A. J., Weissenberger, J., & Eaves, G. (1984).Do thinking patterns predict depressive symptoms? Unpublished manuscript, University of Texas.
- Safran, J. D., Greenberg, L. S. (1982) Cognitive appraisal and reappraisal: Implications for clinical practice. Cognitive Therapy and Research 6: pp. 251-258
- Safran, J. D., Greenberg, L. S. (1982) Eliciting “hot cognitions” in cognitive behavior therapy: Rationale and procedural guidelines. Canadian Psychology 23: pp. 83-87
- Safran, J. D., Greenberg, L. S. Hot cognition and psychotherapy process: An information processing/ecological perspective. In: Kendall, P. C. eds. (1986) Advances in cognitive-behavioral research and therapy (Vol. 5). Academic Press, New York
- Schlenker, B., Leary, M. (1982) Social anxiety and self-presentation: A conceptualization and model. Psychological Bulletin 92: pp. 641-785
- Segal, Z. V. (1984).Shifting cognitive assessment strategies from a state to trait focus: The case of self-schema measures. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Philadelphia.
- Simons, A., Murphy, G., Levine, J., & Wetzel, R. (1984).Sustained improvement one year after cognitive and/or pharmacotherapy of depression. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Lake Louise.
- Teasdale, J., Fogarty, S. (1979) Differential effects of induced mood on recall of pleasant and unpleasant events from episodic memory. Journal of Abnormal Psychology 88: pp. 235-241
- Weissman, A., & Beck, A. T. (1978).Development and validation of the dysfunctional attitude scale: A preliminary investigation. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Toronto.
- Assessment of core cognitive processes in cognitive therapy
Cognitive Therapy and Research
Volume 10, Issue 5 , pp 509-526
- Cover Date
- Print ISSN
- Online ISSN
- Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
- Additional Links
- cognitive therapy
- cognitive assessment
- cognitive processes in therapy
- dysfunctional attitudes
- automatic thoughts
- Industry Sectors