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Contemporary Behavior Therapy

Contemporary Behavior Therapy
Author: Michael D. Spiegler - David C. Guevremont
ISBN 13: 9780495509066
ISBN 10: 49550906
Edition: 5
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2009-06-11
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 640
List Price: $326.95

This respected up-to-date survey of contemporary behavior therapy synthesizes the clinical, research, theoretical, and ethical facets of behavior therapy. It is simultaneously an introduction for beginning students and a scholarly review and resource for advanced students. The book is comprehensive, covering all the major behavior therapies. The wealth of case studies illustrate the application of behavior therapy techniques to a wide array of problems and clinical populations. The text's multidisciplinary approach includes applications to diverse fields, including psychology, education, social work, nursing, and rehabilitation.


New edition of a text on cognitive-behavioral therapy covering fundamental principles; major procedures; and complex applications to behavioral medicine, psychological disorders with primary physical characteristics, and behavioral community psychology. The commentary on the present status and future of behavior therapy touches on contemporary issues such as cultural diversity, preventing HIV infection, managed health care, alternatives to punishment, and child management training. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.