Cognitive Therapy of Substance Abuse

Cognitive Therapy of Substance Abuse


By (author) Aaron T. Beck, By (author) Fred D. Wright, By (author) Cory F. Newman, By (author) Bruce L. Liese

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  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 354 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 26mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2001
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1572306599
  • ISBN 13: 9781572306592
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, index
  • Sales rank: 126,655

Product description

Aaron T. Beck: Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Nursing Centers Consortium! Cognitive therapy offers a well-documented and cost-effective psychosocial treatment model for working with substance abuse disorders. Comprehensive and accessible, this volume clearly details the cognitive model of substance abuse, the specifics of case formulation, management of the therapeutic relationship, and the structure of the therapy sessions. It discusses how to educate patients in the treatment model and procedures and manage their cravings and urges for drugs and alcohol. Specific cognitive and behavioral strategies and techniques are described in detail, as is the management of acute crises and chronic problems in patients' lives. Methods for understanding and working with such patients who present concomitant problems of depression, anxiety, low frustration tolerance, anger, and personality disorders are spelled out in detail.Also addressed are such significant issues as the prevention and management of relapse.

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Author information

Aaron T. Beck, MD, is the founder of Cognitive therapy, University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, and President Emeritus of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Beck is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award, the American Psychological Association (APA) Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Psychiatric Association Distinguished Service Award, the Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Award for Research in Neuropsychiatry, and the Institute of Medicine's Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health and Gustav O. Lienhard Award.

Review quote

'The strength of the authors' approach is exemplified by the clarity and concision of their writing, and by the operationalization of their constructs... Constitutes a 'gold standard' for the field.' - Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy

Table of contents

Foreword. Overview of Substance Abuse. Cognitive Model of Addiction. Theory and Therapy of Addiction. The Therapeutic Relationship and its Problems. Formulation of the Case. Structure of the Therapy Session. Educating Patients in the Cognitive Model. Setting Goals. Techniques of Cognitive Therapy. Dealing With Craving/Urges. Focus on Beliefs. Managing General Life Problems. Crisis Intervention. Therapy of Depression in Addicted Individuals. Anger and Anxiety. Concomitant Personality Disorders. Relapse Prevention in the Cognitive Therapy of Substance Abuse. Appendices. References. Index.