Adult Behavior Therapy Casebook

  • Cynthia G. Last
  • Michel Hersen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Cynthia G. Last, Michel Hersen
      Pages 3-12
  3. Clinical Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Patrick W. McGuffin, Randall L. Morrison
      Pages 15-32
    3. Ivan W. Miller, Ellen Costello, Gabor I. Keitner
      Pages 33-46
    4. Mary Ann Mercier
      Pages 47-60
    5. Timothy J. O’Farrell
      Pages 61-78
    6. Peggy O’Hara
      Pages 79-93
    7. Jeff Baker, Paul Cinciripini
      Pages 95-106
    8. S. Lloyd Williams, Benoit Laberge
      Pages 107-123
    9. Debra A. Hope, Richard G. Heimberg
      Pages 125-138
    10. F. Dudley McGlynn, Thomas Vopat
      Pages 139-151
    11. Gillian Butler
      Pages 153-169
    12. Hella Hiss, Edna B. Foa
      Pages 171-184
    13. Frank W. Weathers, Terence M. Keane
      Pages 185-202
    14. David M. Garner
      Pages 203-216
    15. J. Gayle Beck
      Pages 217-234
    16. Barry M. Maletzky
      Pages 235-257
    17. A. Eccles, W. L. Marshall
      Pages 259-277
    18. Mindy Engle-Friedman
      Pages 279-294
    19. Richard A. McCormick
      Pages 295-309
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 311-314

About this book


Several year~ ago we edited a casebook on behavior therapy with children. The book appeared to fill a gap in the existing child literature and was quite well received. A similar gap appears to exist in the behavioral literature for adult cases, in that there are very few adult case books currently available. The present book was developed in order to devote an entire casebook to both standard and more innovative clinical applications of behavioral treatments to adult problems. The book, containing 19 chapters, is divided into two parts. In the first part, in a chapter entitled Clinical Considerations, we discuss a variety of clinical issues that are of importance to designing and executing behaviorally based interventions with adults. The bulk of the book, the remaining 18 chap­ ters, contains a variety of cases presented by our experts. Each of the treatment cases is presented using the same format in order to increase consistency and comparability across chapters. Specific sections for each chapter are as follows: (1) Description of the Disorder, (2) Case Identification, (3) Presenting Complaints, (4) History, (5) Assessment, (6) Se­ lection of Treatment, (7) Course of Treatment, (8) Termination, (9) Follow-up, and (10) Overall Evaluation. Thanks are extended to our many expert contributors, without whom this book would not be possible. We also wish to acknowledge the technical support of Mrs. Kim Sterner. Finally, we thank our editor at Plenum, Eliot Werner, for his support and forbearance in the face of the inevitable delays.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Cynthia G. Last
    • 1
  • Michel Hersen
    • 1
  1. 1.Nova UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA

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