Neuroscience based Cognitive Therapy

Author: Tullio Scrimali
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119943035
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A pioneer of CBT explores recent advances in neuroscience, showing how they can be applied in practice to improve the effectiveness of cognitive therapy for clients with a wide range of diagnoses including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and schizophrenia Utilizes the latest advances in neuroscience to introduce tools that allow clinicians, for the first time, to directly ‘measure' the effectiveness of cognitive therapy interventions Rigorously based in neuroscientific research, yet designed to be readable and jargon-free for a professional market of CBT practitioners Covers theory, assessment, and the treatment of a wide range of specific disorders including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, addictions and schizophrenia Written by a respected pioneer in the field

Handbook of Mindfulness and Self Regulation

Author: Brian D. Ostafin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1493922637
Format: PDF
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This empirically robust resource examines multiple ways mindfulness can be harnessed to support self-regulation, in part as a real-world component of therapy. Its authoritative coverage approaches complex mind/brain connections from neuroscience, cognitive, personality, social, clinical, and Buddhist perspectives, both within and outside traditional meditation practice. In domains such as letting go of harmful habits and addictions, dealing with depression and anxiety, regulating emotions, and training cognitive function, contributors show how mindfulness-based interventions encourage and inspire change. In addition to scientific coverage, experts translate their methods and findings on mindfulness mechanisms in terms that are accessible to students and clinicians. Included in the Handbook: Mindfulness and its role in overcoming automatic mental processes Burning issues in dispositional mindfulness research Self-compassion: what it is, what it does, and how it relates to mindfulness Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and mood disorders Mindfulness as a general ingredient of successful psychotherapy The emperor's clothes: a look behind the Western mindfulness mystique Heralding a new era of mind/brain research--and deftly explaining our enduring fascination with mindfulness in the process--the Handbook of Mindfulness and Self-Regulation will enhance the work of scholars and practitioners.

Advances in Emotion Regulation From Neuroscience to Psychotherapy

Author: Alessandro Grecucci
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 2889452433
Format: PDF
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Emotions are the gift nature gave us to help us connect with others. Emotions do not come from out of nowhere. Rather, they are constantly generated, usually by stimuli in our interpersonal world. They bond us to others, guide us in navigating our social interactions, and help us care for each other. Paraphrasing Shakespeare, “Our relationships are such stuff as emotions are made of”. Emotions express our needs and desires. When problems happen in our relationships, emotions arise to help us fixing those problems. However, when emotions can become dysregulated, pathology begins. Almost all forms of psychopathology are associated with dysregulated emotions or dysregulatory mechanisms. These dysregulated emotions can become regulated when the therapist helps clients express, face and regulate their emotions, and channel them into healthy actions. This research topic gathers contributions from affective neuroscientists and psychotherapists to illustrate how our emotions become dysregulated in life and can become regulated through psychotherapy.

Handbook of Self regulatory Processes in Development

Author: Karen Caplovitz Barrett
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1848729197
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The development of self- and emotional regulatory processes helps children to regulate their behavior based on their cultural context and to develop positive social relationships. This handbook brings together heretofore disparate literatures on self- and emotional regulation, brain and physiological processes, mastery motivation, and atypical development to highlight how mastery motivation is related to self-regulation and to clarify the relation between these various processes. Authors from a variety of countries and backgrounds provide an integrated, up-to-date review of the research and the key theoretical models to demonstrate how these processes relate to cultural and individual differences in both typical and atypical development. The renowned editors, all experts in a particular domain of self-regulation, provide section opening chapters that review the literature, provide a perspective that explains the findings, and suggest directions for future research. Although the focus is on quantitative studies, some qualitative findings and research using brain imaging methodologies are included. Outstanding features include: Reviews the development of self and emotional regulation from infancy through adolescence. Contributors from various countries and backgrounds provide an integrative review of the literature to guide the direction of future research. Features contributions from those who have had a strong impact on self-regulation research. Reviews research on developmental disorders that have implications for self-regulation. There are four sections. Section one introduces the development of self- and emotional regulation. This section reviews how self-regulation adapts based on personal and culturally-based goals and how individual differences predispose some to behavior disorders. Socialization influences are examined including a look at when typical regulation processes go awry. Section 2 examines physiological and brain processes as they relate to the development of typical and atypical processes, along with neurocognitive development of performance monitoring and how these processes change over time, cortical activation differences, and behavioral and electrocortical measures of attentional bias. Section 3 reviews the development of self-regulation and mastery motivation including a review of the Dimensions of Mastery Questionnaire (DMQ), cross-national comparisons, and what the DMQ can tell us about self-regulation. The section concludes with a look at the development of self-regulation and mastery motivation in individuals with a developmental disability. Section 4 examines self-regulation in atypical development and evidence-based treatment approaches in children with ADHD, autism, and Down syndrome. This book is intended for researchers, graduate students, and practitioners in psychology, neuroscience, human development, and education interested in the development of self and emotional regulatory processes.

Achtsamkeitsbasierte Kognitive Therapie bei Bipolaren St rungen

Author: Thilo Deckersbach
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608269231
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Die erste achtsamkeitsbasierte Gruppentherapie für Bipolare Störung Dieses Manual für die Achtsamkeitsbasierte Kognitive Verhaltenstherapie (MBCT) bei Bipolaren Störungen wurde speziell auf Patienten ausgerichtet, die unter Stimmungsschwankungen und chronischen depressiven oder wiederkehrenden manischen Symptomen leiden. Es bietet alle Informationen, die Therapeuten und Gruppenleiter brauchen, um das empirisch belegte, ambulante Programm durchzuführen. Das Autorenteam von der renommierten Harvard Medical School stellt die wichtigsten klinischen Aspekte der Bipolaren Störung vor und zeigt Konzept und Entwicklung seiner innovativen und erfolgreichen Gruppentherapie auf. Der Ablauf der zwölf Gruppensitzungen wird in Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen beschrieben. Neben Achtsamkeitstechniken wie Yoga-Übungen, Body Scan und Sitzmeditation wird konkret vermittelt, wie die Gruppenteilnehmer lernen, den Symptomen gegenzusteuern, Selbstmitgefühl zu entwickeln und achtsame Problemlösungen anzuwenden. 29 begleitende Patientenhandouts sind im Buch enthalten und stehen zusätzlich online als Kopiervorlagen zur Verfügung. Ebenfalls online finden Sie geleitete Achtsamkeitsübungen als mp3 in englischer Sprache. KEYWORDS: Achtsamkeit, Achtsamkeitsbasierte Kognitive Therapie, Achtsamkeitsübungen, Audiomaterial, Bipolare Störung, Depression, Emotionsregulation, Gruppentherapie, Gruppensitzungen, Hypomanie, Kognitive Verhaltenstherapie, „Liebende Güte“-Meditation, Manie, manisch-depressiv, MBCT, Meditation, Selbstmitgefühl, Sitzmeditation, Stimmungsschwankungen, Therapeutenmanual, Verhaltenstherapie

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Schema Therapy

Author: Michiel van Vreeswijk
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118332296
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Schema Therapy provides acomprehensive overview of developments in the theory, diagnosis,treatment, research, implementation, and management of schematherapy. Presents a comprehensive overview of schema therapy -goes far beyond all previous books on the subject to covertheoretical, research and practical perspectives Covers the latest developments, including work on mindfulnessand borderline personality disorder, as well as new applications ofschema therapy beyond personality disorders Includes chapters by leaders in the field including WendyBehary and Arnoud Arntz, as well as a foreword by Jeffrey Young,the founder of schema therapy

Neuropsychotherapie

Author: Klaus Grawe
Publisher: Hogrefe Verlag
ISBN: 3840918049
Format: PDF, ePub
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Was wissen wir heute über die neuronalen Strukturen und Prozesse, die normalem und gestörtem Erleben und Verhalten zu Grunde liegen? Was wissen wir über die neuronalen Grundlagen psychischer Störungen? Wie kommt es dazu, dass das Gehirn überhaupt psychische Störungen hervorbringt? Wie kann man mit psychologischen Mitteln neuronale Strukturen verändern? Was sind die neuronalen Mechanismen therapeutischer Veränderungen? Welche Schlussfolgerungen ergeben sich für die Praxis der Psychotherapie, wenn man ihre Problemstellungen und den therapeutischen Veränderungsprozess aus einer neurowissenschaftlichen Perspektive betrachtet? Die letzten 15 Jahre haben einen umwälzenden Erkenntnisprozess über die neuronalen Grundlagen unseres Erlebens und Verhaltens eingeleitet. Das Buch vermittelt die für die Psychotherapie relavanten Erkenntnisse der Neurowissenschaften. Es werden konkrete Leitlinien für eine neurowissenschaftlich informierte Therapiepraxis formuliert. Es wird gezeigt, dass man psychische Störungen nicht vom motivierten psychischen Geschehen trennen kann. Psychische Störungen sind Reaktionen auf schwerwiegende Verletzungen der menschlichen Grundbedürfnisse. Ihre neuronalen Grundlagen reichen über die Störung selbst hinaus und müssen mitbehandelt werden, um ein möglichst gutes Therapieergebnis zu erzielen. Daraus ergibt sich ein neues Bild von den Aufgabenstellungen und Möglichkeiten der Psychotherapie. Das Buch vermittelt Therapeuten, Studierenden, Lehrenden und Forschenden auf den Gebieten der Klinischen Psychologie, Psychotherapie und Psychiatrie das erforderliche Know-how für eine professionelle, neurowissenschaftlich fundierte Therapiepraxis.

Handbook of Indian Psychology

Author: K. Ramakrishna Rao
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN:
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Indian psychology is a distinct psychological tradition rooted in the native Indian ethos. It manifests in the multitude of practices prevailing in the Indian subcontinent for centuries. Unlike the mainstream psychology, Indian psychology is not overwhelmingly materialist-reductionist in character. It goes beyond the conventional third-person forms of observation to include the study of first-person phenomena such as subjective experience in its various manifestations and associated cognitive phenomena. It does not exclude the investigation of extraordinary states of consciousness and exceptional human abilities. The quintessence of Indian nature is its synthetic stance that results in a magical bridging of dichotomies such as natural and supernatural, secular and sacred, and transactional and transcendental. The result is a psychology that is practical, positive, holistic and inclusive. The Handbook of Indian Psychology is an attempt to explore the concepts, methods and models of psychology systematically from the above perspective. The Handbook is the result of the collective efforts of more than thirty leading international scholars with interdisciplinary backgrounds. In thirty-one chapters, the authors depict the nuances of classical Indian thought, discuss their relevance to contemporary concerns, and draw out the implications and applications for teaching, research and practice of psychology.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Fourth Edition

Author: Russell A. Barkley
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462517854
Format: PDF, ePub
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Widely regarded as the standard clinical reference, this volume provides the best current knowledge about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents, and adults. The field's leading authorities address all aspects of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, including psychological therapies and pharmacotherapy. Core components of ADHD are elucidated. The volume explores the impact of the disorder across a wide range of functional domains--behavior, learning, psychological adjustment, school and vocational outcomes, and health. All chapters conclude with user-friendly Key Clinical Points. New to This Edition *Reflects significant advances in research and clinical practice. *Expanded with many new authors and new topics. *Chapters on cutting-edge interventions: social skills training, dietary management, executive function training, driving risk interventions, complementary/alternative medicine, and therapies for adults. *Chapters on the nature of the disorder: neuropsychological aspects, emotional dysregulation, peer relationships, child- and adult-specific domains of impairment, sluggish cognitive tempo, and more.

Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences

Author: David Sander
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191021016
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Few areas have witnessed the type of growth we have seen in the affective sciences in the past decades. Across psychology, philosophy, economics, and neuroscience, there has been an explosion of interest in the topic of emotion and affect. Comprehensive, authoritative, up-to-date, and easy-to-use, the new Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences is an indispensable resource for all who wish to find out about theories, concepts, methods, and research findings in this rapidly growing interdisciplinary field - one that brings together, amongst others, psychologists, neuroscientists, social scientists, philosophers, and historians. Organized by alphabetical entries, and presenting brief definitions, concise overviews, and encyclopaedic articles (all with extensive references to relevant publications), this Companion lends itself to casual browsing by non-specialists interested in the fascinating phenomena of emotions, moods, affect disorders, and personality as well as to focused search for pertinent information by students and established scholars in the field. Not only does the book provide entries on affective phenomena, but also on their neural underpinnings, their cognitive antecedents and the associated responses in physiological systems, facial, vocal, and bodily expressions, and action tendencies. Numerous entries also consider the role of emotion in society and social behavior, as well as in cognitive processes such as those critical for perception, attention, memory, judgement and decision-making. The volume has been edited by a group of internationally leading authorities in the respective disciplines consisting of two editors (David Sander and Klaus Scherer) as well as group of 11 associate editors (John T. Cacioppo, Tim Dalgleish, Robert Dantzer, Richard J. Davidson, Ronald B. de Sousa, Phoebe C. Ellsworth, Nico Frijda, George Loewenstein, Paula M. Niedenthal, Peter Salovey, and Richard A. Shweder). The members of the editorial board have commissioned and reviewed contributions from major experts on specific topics. In addition to comprehensive coverage of technical terms and fundamental issues, the volume also highlights current debates that inform the ongoing research process. In addition, the Companion contains a wealth of material on the role of emotion in applied domains such as economic behaviour, music and arts, work and organizational behaviour, family interactions and group dynamics, religion, law and justice, and societal change. Highly accessible and wide-ranging, this book is a vital resource for scientists, students, and professionals eager to obtain a rapid, conclusive overview on central terms and topics and anyone wanting to learn more about the mechanisms underlying the emotions dominating many aspects of our lives.