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Description - Encyclopedia of Behavior Modification and Cognitive Behavior Therapy by Michel Hersen

This three-volume encyclopedia provides a thorough examination of the components comprising behavior modification, behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and applied behavior analysis for both child and adult populations in a variety of settings (e.g., outpatient, institutional, classroom). Although the focus is on technical applications, entries also provide historical context to apprise readers of the parameters in which behavior therapists have worked, including research issues and strategies. Thus, entries on assessment, ethical concerns, theoretical differences, and the unique contributions of key figures in the movement (e.g., B. F. Skinner, Joseph Wolpe, Aaron T. Beck) are also included.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761927471
ISBN-10: 0761927476
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 215mm x mm)
Pages: 1856
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 25-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michel Hersen

Michel Hersen (Ph.D., ABPP, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1966) is Professor and Dean of the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University. He completed his post-doctoral training at the West Have VA (Yale University School of Medicine Program). He is Past President of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy. He has coauthored and co-edited 146 books and has published 225 scientific journal articles. He is co-editor of several psychological journals, including Behavior Modification, Aggression & Violent Behavior: A Review Journal, Clinical Psychology Review, and Journal of Family Violence. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Anxiety Disorders and of Clinical Case Studies, which is totally devoted to description of clients and patients treated with psychotherapy. He is Editor-in-Chief of the 4-volume work, Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment. He has been the recipient of numerous grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Department of Education, the National Institute of Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research, and the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Professional Psychology, Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Distinguished Practitioner and Member of the National Academy of Practice in Psychology, and recipient of the Distinguished Career Achievement Award in 1996 from the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and Psychodiagnosticians. Finally, at one point in his career, he was in full-time private practice and on several occasions he has had part-time private practices.

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