Comprehensive Handbook of Cognitive Therapy

  • Arthur Freeman
  • Karen M. Simon
  • Larry E. Beutler
  • Hal Arkowitz
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Theory and Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-4
    2. Aaron T. Beck, Marjorie Weishaar
      Pages 21-36
    3. Joel O. Goldberg, Brian F. Shaw
      Pages 37-59
    4. E. Edward Beckham, John T. Watkins
      Pages 61-81
    5. D. J. Tataryn, L. Nadel, W. J. Jacobs
      Pages 83-98
    6. Larry E. Beutler, Paul D. Guest
      Pages 123-142
    7. Hal Arkowitz, Mo Therese Hannah
      Pages 143-167
    8. Leslie S. Greenberg, Jeremy Safran, Laura Rice
      Pages 169-187
    9. Hugh Rosen
      Pages 189-212
    10. E. Thomas Dowd, Terry M. Pace
      Pages 213-226
    11. James C. Coyne
      Pages 227-244
  3. Clinical Applications of Cognitive Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-248
    2. Thomas V. Merluzzi, Michael D. Boltwood
      Pages 249-266
    3. Jesse H. Wright, G. Randolph Schrodt Jr.
      Pages 267-282
    4. David J. A. Edwards
      Pages 283-297
    5. Arthur Freeman, David M. White
      Pages 321-346

About this book

Introduction

In reviewing the Contents of this Handbook edited by Freeman, Simon, Beutler, and Arkowitz, I am both impressed and gratified with the enormous strides made by cognitive­ behavior therapy since the late 1960s. A perusal of the Contents reveals that it is used with adults, children, couples, and families; it is clinically appropriate for such problems as anxiety, depression, sexual dysfunctions, and addictions; and it is employed in conjunction with psy­ chopharmacological and other psychotherapeutic interventions. It was in the mid-1960s when Breger and McGaugh published an article in the Psychological Bulletin, taking behavior therapists to task for using only classical and operant principles in devising their therapeutic interventions. Breger and McGaugh argued that the field of learning was undergoing a major revolution, paying considerably more attention to cognitive processes than had previously been the case. In short, they criticized the growing behavioral orientation for being limited in its exclusively peripheralistic orientation. At the time, behavior therapists were initially somewhat resistant to any allusion to cognitive metaphors. Indeed, my own initial reactions to the Breger and McGaugh article was quite negative. Yet, in rereading their critique, many of their suggestions now seem most appealing. No doubt, I and my behavior colleagues lacked the appropriate "cognitive set" for incorporating such contradictory information. Nonetheless, the clinical evidence for the rele­ vance of cognitive factors in the behavior change process was simply too compelling to ignore.

Keywords

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Editors and affiliations

  • Arthur Freeman
    • 1
  • Karen M. Simon
    • 1
  • Larry E. Beutler
    • 2
  • Hal Arkowitz
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Cognitive Therapy, Department of PsychiatryUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry, College of MedicineUniversity of Arizona, Arizona Health Sciences CenterTucsonUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-9779-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-9781-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-9779-4
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