The Evolution of Cognitive Behavior Therapy: A Personal and Professional Journey with Don Meichenbaum explores the "untold story" of how Cognitive Behavior Therapy emerged and discusses the controversies encountered along the way. This volume will feature a personal account of Don Meichenbaum's contributions from his initial work on self-instructional training with schizophrenics and impulsive children, through his work on stress inoculation training, and his most recent works with traumatized individuals. These previously published papers are complemented with updated papers and accompanying commentary.
Donald Meichenbaum, PhD, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Cananda. He is currently Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention in Miami, Florida. He is one of the founders of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and was also voted "one of the ten most influential psychotherapists of the twentieth century." He has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Clinical Division of the American Psychological Association.
Citation for Articles Prologue About the Author Section I: Origins: "Stories" of a Personal and Professional Journey Article 1. At my mother's kitchen table: who are we, but the stories we tell? Article 2. Changing conceptions of cognitive behavior modifications: retrospect and prospect. Section II: The Development and Implementation of Self Instructional Training Article 3. Training schizophrenics to talk to themselves: A means of developing attentional controls. Donald Meichenbaum and Roy Cameron Article 4. Training impulsive children to talk to themselves: A means of developing self-control Donald Meichenbaum and Joseph Goodman Article 5. Teaching thinking: A cognitive behavioral perspective Article 6. The nature and nurture of the self-directed learner Andrew Biemiller and Donald Meichenbaum Section III: The Development and Application of Stress Inoculation Training Article 7. Stress inoculation training: A preventative and treatment approach Article 8. Anger management Article 9. A cognitive-behavioral approach to pain management Dennis C. Turk and Donald Meichenbaum Section IV: Trauma, Resilience and Recovery Article 10. Resilience and posttraumatic growth: a constructive narrative perspective Article 11. Bolstering resilience: Benefiting from lessons learned. Section V: Core Tasks of Psychotherapy: What "Expert" Therapists Do Article 12. Core Tasks of Psychotherapy: What Expert Therapists Do Article 13. The Therapeutic Relationship as a Common Factor: Implications for Trauma Therapy Section VI: Working with Suicidal Patients: Lessons Learned Article 14. 35 Years of Working with Suicidal Patients: Lessons Learned Appendix Article 15. Every parents' worst nightmare. Section VII: A Look to the Future Article 16. Ways to Improve Political Decision-Making: Negotiating Errors to be avoided Section VIII: References