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Contemporary Behavior Therapy Hardcover – January 1, 2003

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ISBN-13: 978-0534546519 ISBN-10: 053454651X Edition: 4th

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1. Behavior Therapy: Introduction. 2. Antecedents of Contemporary Behavior Therapy. 3. The Behavioral Model. 4. The Process of Behavior Therapy. 5. Behavioral Assessment. 6. Acceleration Behavior Therapy: Stimulus Control and Reinforcement. 7. Deceleration Behavior Therapy: Differential Reinforcement, Punishment, and Aversion Therapy. 8. Combining Reinforcement and Punishment: Token Economy, Contingency Contract, and Behavioral Parent Training. 9. Exposure Therapy: Brief/Graduated. 10. Exposure Therapy: Prolonged/Intense. 11. Modeling Therapy: Vicarious Extinction and Skills Training. 12. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Cognitive Restructuring. 13. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Coping Skills. 14. Third-Generation Behavior Therapies: Acceptance and Mindfulness-Based Interventions. 15. Applications of Behavior Therapy to Medical Disorders. 16. Applications of Behavior Therapy to Psychological Disorders with Primary Physical Characteristics. 17. Contemporary Behavior Therapy in Perspective: Strengths and Challenges.

About the Author

Michael D. Spiegler (Ph.D., clinical psychology, Vanderbilt University, 1969) has been director of the Community Training Center at the Palo Alto VA Hospital, was on the faculty at the University of Texas, Austin, and currently is Professor of Psychology at Providence College.

David C. Guevremont (Ph.D., child clinical psychology, West Virginia University, 1987) has been on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, in private practice, and presently is a clinical psychologist for the Woonsocket Education Department.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 587 pages
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 4 edition (January 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 053454651X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0534546519
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #960,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By H. Perera on July 25, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book is easy to read, providing a broad overview of contemporary behaviour therapy issues. Having read it cover to cover, I would recommend this book be read in conjunction with further, more detailed texts to flush out the finer details as the authors cover a number of therapy and models generally without going into much depth. However as a general introductory text, the authors have in my opinion delivered a useful package with elements of behaviour therapy successfully complimented by real-life examples of case studies and useful end-of-chapter summaries. The textbook comes with an additional student resource materials/participation worksheet booklet which unfortunately I did not find useful. A good book for the undergraduate level.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John N. Fulmore on June 17, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I just got through using this text along with Beck's "Cognitive Therapy - basics and beyond." This is an informative text and gives a very broad overview of the various techniques that come under the title "Cognitive - Behavioral Therapy." If you are looking for a broad view - this would be the text, if you are looking for specific advice to apply to practice, choose another book.
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This book is very useful in providing direct links of theory to practice. The text format utilizes practice activities and case reviews which allow for a clearer understanding of how behavioral techniques are utilized through multiple venues of practice.
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By N. Lee Gray on September 27, 2013
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Had to have this text for school. AM still in school, so I cannot comment on how these theories and treament plans translate into personal practice.
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By Joshua Chance on April 24, 2013
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A little dirty (something sticky on the cover). However, the inside is fantastic and that is what counts. Also, it arrived exactly when stated.
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All other places wanted a fortune for this book. It is in great shape, with only some highlighting in the first couple of chapters.
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By Courtney on September 17, 2010
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I recieved this product faster than I thought, and it was in very good shape, like new! I was very pleased.
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By Josue on October 23, 2014
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Item is perfect for my needs and it's just what I need and it's as described!
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