The Challenge of Cognitive Therapy

Applications to Nontraditional Populations

  • T. Michael Vallis
  • Janice L. Howes
  • Philip C. Miller

Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Theoretical Advances in Cognitive Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Janice L. Howes, Carol A. Parrott
      Pages 25-42
    3. Marsha M. Rothstein, Paul J. Robinson
      Pages 43-55
  3. Clinical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Marsha M. Rothstein, T. Michael Vallis
      Pages 59-84
    3. Carol A. Parrott, Janice L. Howes
      Pages 85-109
    4. Stephen Fleming, Paul J. Robinson
      Pages 135-158
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 183-186

About this book


Cognitive therapy is fast becoming one of the more popular and well­ respected forms of psychotherapy. In both research and clinical practice, several advantages of cognitive therapy have been identified. Cognitive therapy is structured enough to provide a therapeutic framework for clinicians, as well as a theoretical framework for clinical researchers, yet flexible enough to address an individual's problems in a highly idio­ syncratic manner. Accompanying the popularity of cognitive therapy is the expansion of its application beyond the areas in which it was initially developed and validated (the "traditional" areas of depression and anx­ iety) to areas where validation has not yet occurred (the "nontraditional" areas). We strongly believe that such broadening of cognitive therapy should be encouraged, but that conceptual models to guide the therapist and researcher in these areas should be explicated. It is the purpose of this text to provide a conceptual framework for dealing with select, nontraditional populations. The idea and motivation for this text develops from a cognitive therapy interest group in Toronto. All of the authors contributing to this text are involved in this group. We represent a group of cognitive thera­ pists functioning in a variety of diverse settings, including clinical re­ search units, general hospital settings, private or public rehabilitation centers, and private practices. Thus, the diversity of referrals for cogni­ tive therapy within our group is great.


Depression Motivation Validation rehabilitation stress therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • T. Michael Vallis
    • 1
  • Janice L. Howes
    • 1
  • Philip C. Miller
    • 2
  1. 1.Dalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada
  2. 2.Behavioral Health ClinicTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-0651-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0649-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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