Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for Persons with Disabilities

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for Persons with Disabilities

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This book offers clinicians a condensed and accessible approach to treating patients with disabilities. Experts in such diverse areas as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, spinal cord injury, chronic illness, visual and hearing disabilities, amputation, mental retardation, and autism provide their specialized cognitive-behavioral interventions. Each offers a comprehensive review of the nature of the dysfunction, appropriate models, assessment strategies, developmental considerations, and state-of-the-art treatment approaches. For practitioners who are attempting to address the unique and highly complex psychological needs of individuals with disabilities, this volume is an invaluable resource.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 359 pages
  • 160.3 x 236 x 31mm | 701.68g
  • Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 076570238X
  • 9780765702388
  • 2,246,810

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During the past decade, cognitive-behavioral therapies have become the treatment of choice for a range of emotional disorders. While the effectiveness of this approach is unquestionable, unfortunately several populations have been relatively ignored by cognitive-behavioral therapists-persons with disabilities being one of them. In this outstanding book, Dr. Radnitz provides an essential guide for the clinician specializing in treatment of this population, as well as for others who man occasionally treat a disabled person in their practice. -- William C. Sanderson, Ph.D, Rutgers University This is a valuable addition to the clinical reference library of mental health providers who are responsible for the assessment and treatment of persons with disabilities and chronic illness. Included are the various physical, cognitive, sensory, and developmental conditions for which cognitive-behavioral approaches have been developed, and interventions focused on caregivers and educators. Throughout, readers will appreciate the theoretical consistency, literature summaries, assessment tools, and descriptions of treatment strategies. Dr. Radnitz has filled a gap by assembling a concise yet complete volume that will help clinicians work with people with disabilities. -- Allen W. Heinemann Ph.D., ABPP, Northwestern University Medical School Every practitioner will want a copy of Cynthia Radnitz's Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Persons with Disabilities on his or her library shelf. As many as 38 million Americans are disabled and up to 100 million have chronic conditions that impair at least one activity of daily living. Helping patients adjust to disabling conditions, and assessing and treating the symptoms associated with disability, can challenge clinicians. In this comprehensive book, cognitive-behavioral models of assessment and treatment are applied to virtually every domain of disabling conditions. The outcome is a powerful, elegant text that provides, in one source, the most current knowledge. The authoritative and systematic approach taken makes this a 'must-own' book. -- Robert G. Frank, Ph.D., University of Florida
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About Cynthia L. Radnitz

Cynthia L. Radnitz, Ph.D., is associate professor in the School of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey, and a staff psychologist at the Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She also maintains a private practice in Hackensack, New Jersey.
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