Mind Over Mood
Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think
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|Format:||Paperback, 250 pages|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 10 May 1995|
Winner of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Book of Merit Award! Ideal for client assignment, this guide draws on the authors' extensive experience as clinicians and teachers of cognitive therapy to help clients successfully understand and improve their moods, alter their behavior, and enhance their relationships. Illustrated with major case examples, the book presents in step-by-step fashion the skills for identifying problems, setting goals, and achieving the desired changes. Accessibly written, it also helps therapists augment their sessions by providing clients with instructions and exercises that will reinforce the skills critical to maximizing therapy effectiveness. Clients in therapy, mental health professionals wanting their clients to learn cognitive therapy skills, and anyone else interested in self-help will be interested in this book.
Table of Contents
Beck, Foreword. Introduction. Understanding Your Problems. It's the Thought that Counts. Identifying and Rating Your Moods. Cognitive Themes and Moods. Thought Records. Identifying Automatic Thoughts. Where's the Evidence? Alternative or Balanced Thinking. Experiments and Action Plans. Underlying Assumptions and Core Beliefs. Understanding Depression. Understanding Anxiety. Understanding Anger, Guilt and Shame. Epilogue. Appendix A. Worksheets.
About the Author
Dennis Greenberger, PhD, clinical psychologist, is Director of the Anxiety and Depression Center, Newport Beach, California. The Center's website, www.anxietyanddepressioncenter.com, features information on "Mind Over Mood." Dr. Greenberger is Assistant Clinical Professor at the College of Medicine, University of California, Irvine. He is a Founding Fellow and member of the Board of the Directors of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Christine A. Padesky, PhD, clinical psychologist, is a Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and recipient of their Aaron T. Beck award. Coauthor of six books and an internationally renowned speaker, she received the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology Award from the California Psychological Association. Her Center for Cognitive Therapy in Huntington Beach, California, hosts MindOverMood.com, a website for the public.
"Only rarely does a book come along that can truly change your life. Mind Over Mood is such a book...Mind Over Mood will prove to be a significant milestone in the evolution of cognitive therapy. Never before have the nuts and bolts of cognitive therapy been spelled out so explicitly in a step-by-step fashion for the lay public...This is a rare and special book that can easily be used for self-help or as an adjunct to therapy." - From the Foreword by Aaron T. Beck, University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, USA
|Publisher: ||Guilford Publications|
|Dimensions: ||27.0 x 22.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.52 kg)|