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Mind Over Mood: A Cognitive Therapy Treatment for Clientsby Dennis Greenberger
Synopses & Reviews
Since you are looking at this book, chances are you're thinking about making some changes. "Mind Over Mood" is different from other books you might read to help you do this. Written by two clinical psychologists, this manual shows you how to improve your life using cognitive therapy-- one of the most effective and widely practiced forms of psychotherapy. Step-by-step worksheets teach you specific skills that have helped thousands of people conquer depression, panic attacks, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems. Whether you are in therapy or not, use this manual as an effective tool to learn practical steps to fell better and make the changes you want.
Book News Annotation:
A hands-on workbook for therapy clients suffering from depression, panic attacks, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems, using case examples and written exercises to help clients understand and use cognitive therapy methods. Includes sample worksheets and blank worksheets for reproduction. Can be used as a framework for treatment, an adjunct to treatment, or to pinpoint specific skills development. No index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Developed by two master clinicians with extensive experience in cognitive therapy treatment and training, this popular workbook shows readers how to improve their lives using cognitive therapy. The book is designed to be used alone or in conjunction with professional treatment. Step-by-step worksheets teach specific skills that have helped hundreds of thousands people conquer depression, panic attacks, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse and relationship problems. Readers learn to use mood questionnaires to identify, rate, and track changes in feelings; change the thoughts that contribute to problems; follow step-by-step strategies to improve moods; and take action to improve daily living and relationships. The book's large-size format facilitates reading and writing ease.
This guide draws on the authors' experience as clinicians and teachers of cognitive therapy to help clients successfully understand and improve their moods, alter their behaviour, and enhance their relationships. Illustrated with case examples, the book presents the skills for identifying problems, setting goals, and achieving the desired changes.
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.
Table of Contents
1. Understanding Your Problems
2. It's the Thought That Counts
3. Identifying and Rating Moods
4. Situations, Moods, and Thoughts
5. Automatic Thoughts
6. Where's the Evidence?
7. Alternative or Balanced Thinking
8. Experiments and Action Plans
9. Assumptions and Core Beliefs
10. Understanding Depression
11. Understanding Anxiety
12. Understanding Anger, Guilt and Shame
Appendix A Worksheets
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