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Editors: M.E. Abelian
Book Description:
Psychotherapy is the treatment of mental and emotional disorders using psychological methods. Psychotherapy, thus, does not include physiological interventions, such as drug therapy or electroconvulsive therapy , although it may be used in combination with such methods. Behavior therapy aims to help the patient eliminate undesirable habits or irrational fears through conditioning. Techniques include systematic desensitization, particularly for the treatment of clients with irrational anxieties or fears, and aversive conditioning, which uses negative stimuli to end bad habits. Humanistic therapy tends to be more optimistic, basing its treatment on the theory that individuals have a natural inclination to strive toward self-fulfillment. Therapists such as Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow used a highly interactive client-therapist relationship, compelling clients to realize exactly what they are saying or how they are behaving, in order to foster a sense of self-awareness. Cognitive therapies try to show the client that certain, usually negative, thoughts are irrational, with the goal of restructuring such thoughts into positive, constructive ideas. Such methods include rational-emotive therapy, where the therapist argues with the client about his negative ideas; and cognitive restructuring therapy, in which the therapist works with the client to set attainable goals. Other forms of therapy stress helping patients to examine their own ideas about themselves

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Chapter 1 - Developmental health contextualism: from attachment to mindfulness-based therapy in cancer (pp. 1-32)
Authors / Editors: A. M. Tacón (Texas Tech University, Department of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences; Joint Appoint, Human Development and Family Studies, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas)

Chapter 2 - Nondrug psychotherapeutic options for skin disorders (pp. 33-51)
Authors / Editors: Philip D. Shenefelt (James A. Haley VA Hospital 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa, Florida 33612)

Chapter 3 - Integrative Psychosomatic and Otologic Models in the Therapy of Chronic Tinnitus (pp. 53-70)
Authors / Editors: Gerhard Hesse 1, A. Laubert 2, H. Schaaf 1 and M. Almeling 1 (1 Tinnitus-Klinik Arolsen 2 University of Witten/Herdecke)

Chapter 4 - Correlates of Suicide Attempts and Completions and the Clinician’s Response to a Patient’s Suicide (pp. 71-96)
Authors / Editors: Sharon M. Valente (Research and Education, Department of Veterans Affairs 11301 Wilshire Blvd. Rm 6235 #118R Los Angeles, California 90073 University of Southern California Los Angeles, California 90033-9999)

Chapter 5 - Formerly Adolescent Motherhood and Child Physical Abuse: The Role of Identity Formation (pp. 97-120)
Authors / Editors: Tracie Olfrey Afifi 1 and Douglas A. Brownridge 2 ( 1 Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, R3E 3N4 2 Department of Family Social Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, R3T 2N2.)

Chapter 6 - Pull Yourself Up: Fostering Positive Youth Development on an Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Unit (pp. 121-140)
Authors / Editors: Ralph J. Wood 1, Judy C. Drolet 2, Angela Robbins-Wood 1, 3 and Keri Diez 1,4 (1 Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies; SLU 10845 Hammond, LA 70402; e-mail: Ph: 985-549-2131; Fax: 985- 549-5119 2 Mailcode 4632; Department of Health Education and Recreation Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Carbondale, IL 62901; e-mail:; Ph: 618-453-2777 3 Department of Human Development SLU 10845; Hammond, LA 70402 Ph: 985-549-2131; Fax: 985- 549-5119 4 e-mail:; Ph: 985-549-3800; Fax: 985- 549-5119)

Chapter 7 - A Group Intervention which Assists Patients with Dual Diagnosis Reduce Their Tobacco Use (pp. 141-159)
Authors / Editors: Stephen R. Kisely (Departments of Psychiatry and Community Health & Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Halifax, Canada) And Neil J. Preston (Mental Health Directorate, Fremantle Hospital and Health Service, WA 6160, Australia)

Chapter 8 - Writing your Way to Health? The Effects of Disclosure of Past Stressful Events in German Students (pp. 161-181)
Authors / Editors: Lisette Morris, Annedore Linkemann and Birgit Kröner-Herwig (Clinical Psychology and PsychotherapyUniversity of Göttingen, Germany)

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2005
   ISBN: 1-59454-373-9
   Status: AV
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