Comprehensive Casebook of Cognitive Therapy

  • Arthur Freeman
  • Frank M. Dattilio

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Frank M. Dattilio, Arthur Freeman
      Pages 3-11
  3. Treatment of Clinical Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Ellen Costello, Thomas D. Borkovec
      Pages 53-60
    3. Paul Salmon
      Pages 61-69
    4. Robert Becker
      Pages 71-77
    5. Constance V. Dancu, Edna B. Foa
      Pages 79-88
    6. Frank M. Dattilio, Robert J. Berchick
      Pages 89-98
    7. Adrian Wells
      Pages 99-106
    8. Mark Gilson
      Pages 107-116
    9. M. Jane Yates
      Pages 117-128
    10. Arthur Freeman
      Pages 129-138
    11. Dennis Greenberger
      Pages 139-146
    12. Mark A. Reinecke
      Pages 147-158
    13. Esther Deblinger
      Pages 159-167
    14. David M. Garner
      Pages 169-176
    15. Andrea Karfgin, David Roth
      Pages 177-184

About this book


This is the golden age of cognitive therapy. Its popularity among society and the professional community is growing by leaps and bounds. What is it and what are its limits? What is the fundamental nature of cognitive therapy? It is, to my way of thinking, simple but profound. To understand it, it is useful to think back to the history of behavior therapy, to the basic development made by Joseph Wolpe. In the 1950s, Wolpe astounded the therapeutic world and infuriated his colleagues by finding a simple cure for phobias. The psychoanalytic establishment held that phobias-irrational and intense fear of certain objects, such as cats-were just surface manifesta­ tions of deeper, underlying disorders. The psychoanalysts said their source was the buried fear in male children of castration by the father in retaliation for the son's lust for his mother. For females, this fear is directed toward the opposite sex parent. The biomedical theorists, on the other hand, claimed that some as yet undiscovered disorder in brain chemistry must be the underlying problem. Both groups insisted that to treat only the patient's fear of cats would do no more good than it would to put rouge over measles. Wolpe, however, reasoned that irrational fear of something isn't just a symptom of a phobia; it is the whole phobia.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Arthur Freeman
    • 1
  • Frank M. Dattilio
    • 2
  1. 1.Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at CamdenUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New JerseyCamdenUSA
  2. 2.University of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-44070-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-9777-0
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