© 1984

Foundations of Cognitive Therapy

Theoretical Methods and Practical Applications

  • Nicolas Hoffman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Nicolas Hoffmann
    Pages 1-10
  3. Nicolas Hoffmann
    Pages 51-71
  4. Norbert Semmer, Michael Frese
    Pages 97-134
  5. Ferdinand König
    Pages 135-154
  6. Aaron T. Beck, Ruth L. Greenberg
    Pages 155-178
  7. Evelyn Krautzig, Michael Linden
    Pages 221-230
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 231-237

About this book


Cognitive therapy is one of the newest and most promising developments in the psychotherapeutic field. Following the basic proposals of Beck, Ellis, and Frankl, an increasing amount of work is being done which shows a strong interest by behavior therapists in cognitive strategies. An in­ creasing number of outcome studies show that cognitive methods are effective in many disorders, and it can be predicted that they will have a growing part to play in the practice of psychological therapies. In spite of this, the development is only in its beginnings. Especially from a theoretical standpoint, many of the proposed techniques lack a sufficient foundation, and the implications of important results from dif­ ferent areas of psychology for providing a theoretical basis for cognitive intervention have not yet been sufficiently recognized. To investigate these developments is the main purpose of this book. The intention of the authors is not to give a summary of the present status of cognitive therapy but to try to show its possibilities for future development. A number of areas of psychological research have been selected as being the most important for future development of cognitive therapeutic techniques: the genetic theory of Piaget, the investigations of attitude theory, attribution theory, and psychological action theory, and the psy­ chology of problem-solving. After a description of the latest developments in these areas, the authors attempt to extract the theoretical implications for cognitive ther­ apy and, on this basis, to make a few initial proposals for practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nicolas Hoffman
    • 1
  1. 1.The Free University of BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Foundations of Cognitive Therapy
  • Book Subtitle Theoretical Methods and Practical Applications
  • Editors Nicolas Hoffmann
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-40681-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-9648-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-2641-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 238
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cognitive Psychology
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