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.

part I|4 pages

Origins“Stories” of a Personal and Professional Journey

chapter 1|11 pages

At my mother’s kitchen table

Who are we, but the stories we tell?
ByDonald Meichenbaum

chapter 2|7 pages

Changing conceptions of cognitive behavior modification

Retrospect and prospect
ByDonald Meichenbaum

part II|6 pages

The Development and Implementation of Self-Instructional Training

chapter 3|21 pages

Training schizophrenics to talk to themselves

A means of developing attentional controls
ByDonald Meichenbaum, Roy Cameron

chapter 4|49 pages

Training impulsive children to talk to themselves 1

A means of developing self-control
ByDonald Meichenbaum, Joseph Goodman

chapter 5|20 pages

Teaching thinking

A cognitive-behavioral perspective
ByDonald Meichenbaum

chapter 6|10 pages

The nature and nurture of the self-directed learner

ByAndrew Biemiller, Donald Meichenbaum

part III|2 pages

The Development and Application of Stress Inoculation Training

chapter 7|24 pages

Stress inoculation training

A preventative and treatment approach
ByDonald Meichenbaum

chapter 8|7 pages

Anger management

ByDonald Meichenbaum

chapter 9|23 pages

A cognitive-behavioral approach to pain management

ByDennis C. Turk, Donald Meichenbaum

part IV|2 pages

Trauma, Resilience and Recovery

chapter 10|15 pages

Resilience and posttraumatic growth

A constructive narrative perspective
ByDonald Meichenbaum

chapter 11|9 pages

Bolstering resilience

Benefiting from lessons learned
ByDonald Meichenbaum

part V|4 pages

Core Tasks of Psychotherapy

chapter 12|10 pages

Core tasks of psychotherapy

What “Expert” Therapists Do
ByDonald Meichenbaum

chapter 13|12 pages

The therapeutic relationship as a common factor

Implications for trauma therapy
ByDonald Meichenbaum

part VI|2 pages

Working with Suicidal Patients

chapter 14|16 pages

35 years of working with suicidal patients

Lessons learned
ByDonald Meichenbaum

chapter 15|6 pages

Every parent’s worst nightmare

ByDonald Meichenbaum

part VII|2 pages

A Look to the Future

chapter 16|14 pages

Ways to improve political decision-making

Negotiating errors to be avoided
ByDonald Meichenbaum