Cognitive Psychotherapy Toward a New Millennium

Scientific Foundations and Clinical Practice

  • Tullio Scrimali
  • Liria Grimaldi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Scientific Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Tullio Scrimali, Liria Grimaldi
      Pages 3-32
    3. Tullio Scrimali, Liria Grimaldi
      Pages 33-38
    4. George Schreiner, William J. Lyddon
      Pages 39-50
    5. Christine A. Padesky
      Pages 51-60
    6. William J. Lyddon, Darlys J. Alford
      Pages 69-80
    7. Héctor Fernández-Álvarez
      Pages 85-88
    8. Arthur M. Nezu
      Pages 89-94
    9. Frank M. Dattilio
      Pages 103-104
    10. Thomas Dowd
      Pages 105-108
  3. Clinical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-118
    2. Setting and procedures

      1. Tullio Scrimali, Liria Grimaldi, Lorenzo Filippone
        Pages 119-132
      2. Kazuomi Inoue, Kenji Fukui
        Pages 133-134
      3. Antonella Montano, Berardina Valerii
        Pages 135-142
      4. Agnieszka Popiel, Ludwik Bryla, Monika Sitarz, Jakub Szumanski, Andrzej Kokoszka, Brogna Barej et al.
        Pages 143-146
      5. Diana Kirszman
        Pages 147-150
      6. Frank M. Dattilio
        Pages 151-156
      7. Maria Lidia Lamberto
        Pages 157-160
    3. Processes

      1. Diane Spangler
        Pages 161-164
      2. Cheri Lynn Sparks, William J. Lyddon
        Pages 165-172
      3. Guillem Feixas, Luis A. Saúl
        Pages 173-176
      4. Antonio Semerari, Antonino Carcione, Giuseppe Giancarlo Dimaggio, Maurizio Falcone, Giuseppe Nicolò, Igor Pontalti et al.
        Pages 183-186
      5. Thomas Dowd
        Pages 187-188
      6. Ruth Irene Wilner
        Pages 189-192
      7. Malgorzata Siwiak-Kobayashi, Celina Brykczynska
        Pages 193-196
      8. Andrzej Kokoszka, Agnieszka Popiel, Jakub Szumañski
        Pages 197-200
    4. The Therapist’s Formation

    5. Trans-cultural Aspects

  4. Specific Approaches to Different Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-218
    2. Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood or Adolescence

      1. Chryssoula Karba-Schina, Maria Zafiropoulou
        Pages 219-222
      2. Olimpia Pino, Alessandra Palma
        Pages 223-226
    3. Substance Related Disorders

    4. Schizophrenia

      1. Enrique Camacho, Robert Paul Liberman, Alex Kopelowicz
        Pages 237-246
      2. Loren R. Mosher, John R. Bola
        Pages 247-254
      3. Steven M. Silverstein, Michi Hatashita-Wong
        Pages 255-258
    5. Mood Disorders

      1. Robert L. Leahy
        Pages 259-266
      2. Lucio Bizzini, Panteleimon Giannakopoulos, Anna Zinetti, Gisella Riva, Dario Galati, Maria Teresa Cattaneo
        Pages 267-272
      3. Fabrizio Didonna, Maria Bernardini, Marco Bateni
        Pages 273-276

About this book


In the roughly two decades since Aaron T. Beck published the now classic "Cognitive Therapy of Depression," and Michael J. Mahoney declared the "Cognitive Revolution," much has happened. What was proposed as the "cognitive revolution" has now become the zeitgeist, and Cognitive Therapy (CT) has grown exponentially with each passing year. A treatment model that was once seen as diffe­ rent, strange, or even alien, is now commonplace. In fact, many people have allied themselves with CT claiming that they have always done CT. Even my psychoanalytic colleagues have claimed that they often use CT. "After all," they say, "Psychoanalysis is a cognitive therapy." Cognitive Therapy (or Cognitive Psychotherapy) has become a kaleidoscope model of treatment, with influences coming from many sources. Some of these contributory streams have been information pro­ cessing, behavior therapy, Constructivist psychology, and dynamic psychotherapy. Each of these sources have added color, shading, and depth to the CT model. What was originally uni­ dimensional in terms of the CT focus on depression has become multidimensional as the CT model has been applied to virtually every patient population, treatment setting, and therapy context. CT must now be seen as a general model of psychotherapy that, with modifications, can be applied to the broad range of clinical problems and syndromes. What has tied these various applications of CT together is the emphasis on a strong grounding in cogni­ tive theory, a commitment to empirical support, and a dedication to broadening the model.


depression diagnosis mood disorder psychiatric disorder rehabilitation

Editors and affiliations

  • Tullio Scrimali
    • 1
  • Liria Grimaldi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, Medical SchoolUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5135-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0567-9
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