Cognition and Psychotherapy: Second Edition

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Springer Publishing Company, Jun 29, 2004 - Psychology - 400 pages
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In the first edition, recognized specialists from the major ideological schools address the role and conceptualization of cognitive processes and procedures of the psychotherapeutic encounter.

In the almost two decades since the publication of the first edition, the "cognitive revolution" has moved from being a barbarian by the gate of the establishment to having become the establishment. This revised work reflects the convergent themes noted across approaches to psychotherapy. Several of the earlier contributions have been updated and offer more contemporary views. Finally, the editors present the synthesis of the contributions and describe possible directions for the cognitive focus over the next two decades.

Contributors include Bowlby, Frankl, Miehl, Frank, Arieti, Bandura, Adler, Ellis, Scrimaldi, and other world renowned theorists and psychotherapists.


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Conceptual Influences
Human Change Processes and Constructive Psychotherapy
Model of Causality in Social Learning Theory
Therapeutic Components Shared by All Psychotherapies
Psychodynamic Influences
Logos Paradox and the Search for Meaning
The Role of Childhood Experience in Cognitive Disturbance
Cognition in Psychoanalysis
Expanding the ABCs of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
Cognitive Therapy Behavior Therapy Psychoanalysis and Pharmacotherapy A Cognitive Continuum
A Psychosocial Approach for Conceptualizing Schematic Development
Contemporary and International Influences
Identity Personality and Emotional Regulation
Conviviality and Psychotherapy
The Entropy of Mind A Complex SystemsOriented Approach to Psychopathology and Cognitive Psychotherapy
Metabolism of Information as a Model of Mental Processes and Its Application for Psychotherapy

Cognitive Therapy and the Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler
Cognitive Influences
Misconceptions and the Cognitive Therapies

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Michael J. Mahoney, PhD, received his doctorate at Stanford University. He is presently professor of psychology at the University of North Texas and at Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco, CA. Honored as a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association, and the World Academy of Art and Science, he has contributed pioneering research on human change processes and the psychology of peak performance. Currently Executive Editor of the journal "Constructivism in the Human Sciences, " he has most recently published "Human Change Processes " (1991), "Constructive Psychotherapy " (2003), and "Scientist as Subject" (2004).

Paul L. DeVito, PhD, has been a professor of psychology at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia for more than 20 years and is Executive Director of the Early Responders Distance Learning Center (ERDLC). He is an experimental psychologist with research interests in the areas of learning and motivation, cognition, and the psychological consequences of terrorism. Dr. DeVito received his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of more than 40 articles, chapters, and research presentations and has received merit awards for teaching, scholarship, and service. He is the recipient of numerous extramural grants and contracts totaling over $6 million. He has been a media spokesperson, discussing the psychological consequences of terrorism.

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