The Integrative Power of Cognitive Therapy

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Guilford Press, 13.07.1998 - 197 Seiten
This volume shows how cognitive therapy not only constitutes an effective, coherent framework in itself, but also serves as an integrative paradigm for effective psychotherapy. Brad A. Alford and the father of cognitive therapy, Aaron T. Beck, present a comprehensive statement of cognitive theory and map the dynamic evolution of cognitive therapy into a multidimensional approach applicable to an impressive range of problems. Analyzing the current psychotherapy integration movement, the authors offer examples from theory and clinical practice to show how cognitive therapy, by incorporating interpersonal, behavioral, and psychodynamic techniques, fulfills the aims and criteria of psychotherapy integration. Extending the boundaries of cognitive therapy and providing invaluable insight into its conceptual basis and application, this volume will be welcomed by researchers, students, and clinicians. It offers a coherent conceptual framework that enables practitioners to continue to employ many of their own favored techniques while tailoring their practice to meet managed care treatment requirements with an evidence-based approach. In addition, the volume may be used as a text in courses on cognitive therapy and psychotherapy.
 

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Introduction
1
THEORY AND METATHEORY OF COGNITIVE THERAPY
9
Theory
11
Early Development of Cognitive Theory
13
A Formal Statement of Cognitive Theory
14
Theoretical Directions and Problems
18
Future Directions
24
Metatheory
32
Cognition Therapy and Theoretical Integration
109
Conclusions
111
Panic Disorder The Convergence of Conditioning and Cognitive Models
115
Conditioning and Cognitive Models of Panic Disorder
116
The Congruence of Conditioning and Cognitive Models
126
Toward a Unified Psychological Theory of Panic Disorder
135
Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
137
Idiographic Assessment
138

Causes
39
The Nature of Cognition
41
Cognition as a ClinicalTheoretical Bridge
44
Cognitive Mediation of Consequences
50
Temporal Conflicts of Consequences
51
How Cognition Mediates Consequences
63
Conclusions
70
An Analysis of Integrative Ideology
75
Problems in Integrative Ideology
76
Solutions Offered by Cognitive Therapy
88
Conclusions
93
Cognitive Theory as an Integrative Theory for Clinical Practice
94
The Role of Theory
95
Criteria for a Scientific Theory
97
The Example of Psychological Reactance
140
Distancing or Perspective Taking
142
Cognitive Content and Cognitive Processing
144
The Interpersonal Context
147
The Focus on Emotions
149
Expressed Emotion and Interpersonal Stress
152
The Focus on SelfConcept
154
Ecological Validity
157
A Review
159
Epilogue
165
References
169
Index
193
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Brad A. Alford, Ph.D., a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology (ABPP), is currently Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Mississippi for training in clinical psychology and applied behaviorism, and later was a Fellow at the Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Alford's research and publications have examined empirical, theoretical, and philosophical aspects of behaviorism and cognitive therapy.

Aaron T. Beck, MD, is University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the founder of cognitive therapy. He has published more than 21 books and over 560 articles in professional and scientific journals. Dr. Beck is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health, the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award, the Gustav O. Lienhard Award, the American Psychological Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Psychiatric Association Distinguished Service Award, and the Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Award for Research in Neuropsychiatry. He is President of The Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research and Honorary President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

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