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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Couples and Families A Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians

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ISBN-10: 1606234536

ISBN-13: 9781606234532

Edition: 2010 (Guide (Instructor's))

Authors: Frank M. Dattilio, Aaron T. Beck

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List price: $134.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 11/1/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 282
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

A native of Rhode Island, Aaron Beck had an early interest in psychology. After graduating from Brown University, he embarked on a career in medicine at Yale University with the intention of specializing in psychiatry. Dissatisfied with classical psychoanalysis, he turned to modified psychoanalytic approaches and was particularly influenced by ego psychology advanced by Rapaport. Ego psychology directed his interest in cognition, and over time Beck abandoned the psychoanalytic framework and formulated his own cognitive theory-behavior therapy for patients with depression and other psychiatric disorders. He developed numerous measurement scales, including the Beck Depression Inventory, the Beck Hopelessness Scale, and the Self-Concept Test, which are widely used as diagnostic and research tools in the field. Beck continues to teach, consult, and write about the use of cognitive therapy in treating emotional disorders and other problems.

Introduction
Overview of Contemporary Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Couples and Families
Learning Theory Principles
Cognitive Therapy Principles
The Integrative Potential of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
The Mechanics of Change with Couples and Families
Cognitive Processes
Attachment and Affect
The Role of Behavioral Change
The Schema Component in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
The Concept of Schema
Automatic Thoughts and Schemas
Underlying Schemas and Cognitive Distortions
Identifying Schemas from the Family of Origin and Their Impact on Couple and Family Relationships
Cognitions and Transgenerational Schemas
The Role of Neurobiological Processes
The Role of the Amygdala
Cognition versus Emotion
Methods of Clinical Assessment
Initial Joint Interviews
Consultation with Previous Therapists and Other Mental Health Providers
Inventories and Questionnaires
Additional Psychological Testing and Appraisals
Genograms
Ongoing Assessment and Case Conceptualization throughout the Course of Therapy
Specific Difficulties with the Assessment Process
Behavioral Observations and Change
Structured Family Interaction
Assessment of Cognitions
Individual Interviews
Identification of Macro-Level Patterns and Core Relationship Issues
Assessing Motivation to Change
Feedback on the Assessment
Identifying Automatic Thoughts and Core Beliefs
Differentiating Core Beliefs from Schemas
Negative Framing and How to Identify It
Identifying and Labeling Cognitive Distortions
Translating Thoughts, Emotions, and Behaviors in the Process of Conceptualization
Attribution and Standards and Their Role in Assessment
Targeting Maladaptive Behavioral Patterns
Testing and Reinterpreting Automatic Thoughts
Formulating a Plan of Treatment
Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques
Educating and Socializing Couples and Family Members about the Cognitive-Behavioral Model
Identifying Automatic Thoughts and Associated Emotions and Behavior
Addressing Schemas and Schema Restructuring
Instituting Enactment through Reframing and Rehearsal
Behavioral Techniques
Addressing the Potential for Relapse
Handling Roadblocks and Resistance to Change
Partners' Negativity and Hopelessness about Change
Differences in Agendas
Anxiety about Changing Existing Patterns in the Relationship
Relinquishing Perceived Power and Control
Issues of Taking Responsibility for Change
Roadblocks
Special Topics
Divorce
Cultural Sensitivity
Depression, Personality Disorder, and Other Mental Illnesses
Extramarital Affairs
Substance Abuse
Domestic Abuse
Contraindications and Limitations of the Cognitive-Behavioral Approach
Couples and Families in Crisis
Same-Sex Couples and Their Children
Atypical Couple and Family Consultations
Cotherapy with Couples and Families
Multilevel Treatment
Enhancements to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Acceptance-Based Techniques
Mindfulness
Case Examples
The Retirement Trap
Family of Gluttons
Epilogue
Questionnaires and Inventories for Couples and Families
Dysfunctional Thought Record
References
Index