Download PDF by Stefan G. Hofmann: An Introduction to Modern CBT: Psychological Solutions to

By Stefan G. Hofmann

ISBN-10: 0470971762

ISBN-13: 9780470971765

An creation to fashionable CBT presents an simply obtainable creation to fashionable theoretical cognitive behavioral remedy versions. The textual content outlines the various ideas, their luck in bettering particular psychiatric problems, and critical new advancements within the field.

• Provides an easy-to-read advent into glossy Cognitive Behavioral treatment ways with particular case examples and hands-on remedy techniques
• Discusses the theoretical versions of CBT, outlines the several recommendations which have been proven to achieve success in bettering particular psychiatric problems, and describes vital new advancements within the field
• Offers valuable tips for therapists in education and is a useful reference software for skilled clinicians

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A mutilated body) to some healthy women while they were lying in an fMRI scanner that measured subjects’ brain activation. The women were instructed to view the picture and fully experience any 13 14 An Introduction to Modern CBT emotional response it might elicit. The picture remained on the screen for an additional period of time with the instructions either to simply look at it or to reappraise the stimulus. , the picture of the mutilated body is part of a horror movie that is not real). As predicted by LeDoux’s model, reappraisal of the negative pictures reduced their negative affect and was associated with increased activity in higher cortical structures (including the dorsal and ventral regions of the left lateral prefrontal cortex and the dorsal medial prefrontal cortex) and decreased activity in the amygdala.

Effective psychological treatments focus on promoting beneficial regulation strategies and discouraging the use of ineffective strategies. Depending on the treatment target, CBT strategies include a variety of different techniques. Some strategies target experiential avoidance and the attempts to manage unpleasant emotions through suppression and other dysfunctional emotion regulation strategies, whereas other strategies focus 15 16 An Introduction to Modern CBT on the emotion-eliciting stimulus itself—the situation or event that generates the emotional experience.

17 18 An Introduction to Modern CBT CBT is primarily focused on the here and now. The patient is an active collaborator who is considered to be an expert on his or her psychological problems. The relationship between the therapist and patient is warm and genuine and the communication is direct but mutually respectful. The patient is not seen as deficient and the therapist is not seen as an omnipotent healer. Instead, the therapist and patient form a collaborative relationship in order to solve a problem.

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