Synopses & Reviews
This audio program clearly demonstrates how cognitive therapy can be effectively used in work with substance abusers. Through recordings of actual client interviews as well as narrated instruction, the techniques and theories developed by Drs. Beck, Wright, Newman, and Liese are brought to life for the listener. The program clearly describes cost-effective clinical procedures that can easily be replicated by therapists and counselors alike. Also included is an overview of the structure of cognitive therapy, a conceptualization and socialization of the patient, discussion of the therapeutic relationship, and cognitive-behavioral techniques and strategies for helping addicted people. With summary comments provided by Dr. Aaron T. Beck, these accessible audio tapes are useful to all mental health practitioners, regardless of their previous levels of experience.
About the Author
Bruce S.Liese, PhD., ABPP, University of Kansas
Fred D. Wright, Ed.D ,
Aaron T. Beck, MD, is University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and the founder of cognitive therapy. He has published more than 20 books and over 540 articles in professional and scientific journals. Dr. Beck is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award, the American Psychological Association 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. He is President of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Honorary President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.