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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

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

  • Book Title Cognitive Psychotherapy Toward a New Millennium
  • Book Subtitle Scientific Foundations and Clinical Practice
  • Editors Tullio Scrimali
    Liria Grimaldi
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-46766-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-5135-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-0567-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXI, 420
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cognitive Psychology
    Health Psychology
    Public Health
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