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Contemporary Behavior Therapy [Hardcover]

Michael D. Spiegler , David C. Guevremont
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January 1, 2003 053454651X 978-0534546519 4
This respected up-to-date survey of contemporary behavior therapy synthesizes the clinical, research, theoretical, and ethical facets of behavior therapy. It is simultaneously an introduction for beginning students and a scholarly review and resource for advanced students. The book is comprehensive, covering all the major behavior therapies. The wealth of case studies illustrate the application of behavior therapy techniques to a wide array of problems and clinical populations. The text's multidisciplinary approach includes applications to diverse fields, including psychology, education, social work, nursing, and rehabilitation.

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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.

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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.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 587 pages
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 4 edition (January 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 053454651X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0534546519
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #978,944 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A broad, contemporary approach July 25, 2006
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars marked up December 18, 2012
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this book took a while to get to my house I thought someone stole my mail. It arrived, but it was pretty marked up and had someones phone number in it. Nothing rude but, there is a lot of thing high lighted.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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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4.0 out of 5 stars College Text 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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4.0 out of 5 stars Text 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good Shape 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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