Handbook of Clinical Behavior Therapy with Adults

  • Michel Hersen
  • Alan S. Bellack

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alan S. Bellack, Michel Hersen
      Pages 3-19
  3. Anxiety Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. F. Dudley McGlynn, Carol E. Cornell
      Pages 23-48
    3. Dlanne L. Chambless
      Pages 49-87
    4. Robert L. Woolfolk, Paul M. Lehrer
      Pages 89-107
    5. Susan R. Walen
      Pages 109-132
    6. Jonathan B. Grayson, Edna B. Foa, Gail Steketee
      Pages 133-162
  4. Depression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-169
    2. Steven D. Hollon, Virginia Jacobson
      Pages 169-199
    3. Robert E. Becker, Richard G. Heimberg
      Pages 201-226
  5. Behavioral Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Linda Wilcoxon Craighead
      Pages 229-267
    3. Francis C. Harrisand, Carolyn F. Phelps
      Pages 269-291
    4. David M. Lawson, Henry M. Boudin
      Pages 293-318
    5. Kenneth L. Lichstein, Suzanne M. Fischer
      Pages 319-352
    6. K. Gunnar Götestam, Steven J. Linton
      Pages 353-379
    7. Margret A. Appel, Patrice G. Saab, Kenneth A. Holroyd
      Pages 381-416
    8. Donald A. Williamson, Laurie Ruggiero, C. J. Davis
      Pages 417-442
  6. Schizophrenia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 443-443
    2. James P. Curran, Robert G. Sutton, Stephen V. Faraone, Simone Guenette
      Pages 445-483
    3. Jeffrey A. Kelly, Danuta M. Lamparski
      Pages 485-506
  7. Special Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 507-507
    2. Harold E. Schroeder, Mary Jane Black
      Pages 509-530
    3. Patricia A. Resick
      Pages 531-556
    4. C. Steven Richards
      Pages 557-571
    5. Roger L. Patterson, James R. Moon
      Pages 573-601
    6. Philip H. Ornstein, Charles E. Weisser, Bernard J. Balleweg
      Pages 603-629
    7. Jack S. Anon, Craig H. Robinson
      Pages 631-657
    8. Nathaniel Mcconaghy
      Pages 659-692
    9. Gayla Margolin, Vivian Fernandez
      Pages 693-728
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 729-732

About this book


Despite the occasional outcries to the contrary, the field of behavior therapy is still growing, and the asymptote has not been reached yet. The umbrella of behavior therapy continues to enlarge and still is able to encompass new theories, new con­ cepts, new research, new data, and new clinical techniques. Although the number of new behavioral journals now has stabilized, we still see a proliferation of books on the subject. In the past few years, however, we have seen considerable specialization within behavior therapy. No longer is it possible to be a generalist and remain fully abreast of all the relevant developments. Thus, we see behavior therapists who deal with adults, those who deal with children, those whose specialty is hospital psychiatry, and those who see themselves as practitioners of behavioral medicine. Even within a subarea such as behavioral medicine, specialization runs supreme to the extent that there are experts in the specific addictions, adult medical problems, and child medical problems. Given the extent of specialization, there are numerous ways "to skin" the pro­ verbial "cat." We therefore have chosen to look at the contemporary work in behavior therapy that is being carried out with adults, in part, of course, because of our long-standing interest in this area as teachers, researchers, and clinicians. In so doing, we have chosen to highlight the clinical aspects of the endeavor but not at the expense of the rich research heritage for each of the specific adult disorders.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michel Hersen
    • 1
  • Alan S. Bellack
    • 2
  1. 1.Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Medical College of Pcnsylvania at EPPIPhiladelphiaUSA

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