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Wolpe, Joseph

Works: 107 works in 364 publications in 8 languages and 6,608 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Educational films  Filmed interviews  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Joseph Wolpe
The practice of behavior therapy by Joseph Wolpe( Book )

75 editions published between 1969 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 2,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychotherapy by reciprocal inhibition by Joseph Wolpe( Book )

61 editions published between 1958 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1958, Wolpe published his Psychotherapy by Reciprocal Inhibition, in which he revealed his ideas. He claimed that it was possible to treat the symptoms of anxiety or phobias by teaching patients to relax and confront their fears. The book was met with skepticism and disdain by the psychiatric community. Being trained in the psychoanalytical tradition, they believed that Wolpe’s method did not tackle the “cause" of neuroses, but only the surface of it. They believed the therapy would inevitably lead to “symptom substitution” and not a cure. Wolpe’s therapy, however, proved successful and has continued to be used in modern psychotherapeutic treatment. Wolpe developed a theory of learning called reciprocal inhibition. Reciprocal behaviors are behaviors that compete with each other. If one situation elicited a certain response, the new stimulus introduced could elicit a different response, and the old reaction could be weakened. As the subject increasingly reacts in an alternative way, new learning occurs and the old behavior gradually disappears completely. Wolpe also worked on assertiveness training. The idea behind this is similar to systematic desensitization. People who are unassertive are similar to people with phobias, only the fear is of confrontation or rejection. These people unlearn their fears and gradually learn new behaviors. Wolpe taught them how to relax in a stressful situation and how to conquer their fears." June 2011
The conditioning therapies; the challenge in psychotherapy by Joseph Wolpe( Book )

19 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behavior therapy techniques; a guide to the treatment of neuroses by Joseph Wolpe( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theme and variations : a behavior therapy casebook by Joseph Wolpe( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and German and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our useless fears by Joseph Wolpe( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behavior therapy in psychiatric practice : the use of behavioral procedures by psychiatrists by Joseph Wolpe( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life without fear by Joseph Wolpe( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analysis of a social neurosis by Joseph Wolpe( Visual )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolpe interviews a volunteer, Tom, who has problems sleeping, is depressed, has nightmares, experiences mood swings and fits of anger. These problems are related to a traumatic event. As a police officer he had been called to a domestic violence case and finds himself controlled by a man who is pointing a gun at him. Tom shot and killed the man. Later it became evident that the man's gun had not been loaded and that he was mentally ill. Following a thorough interview, Wolpe uses eye movement and systematic desensitization to diminish the established fear hierarchy. The demonstration is followed by questions
A case of social anxiety by Joseph Wolpe( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolpe begins with his interview of a volunteer from the audience. The volunteer, Santiago, has a long history of experiencing strong feelings of anxiety and discomfort during social situations and describes himself as an overachiever. Questioning reveals that these problems are most intense when he is in situations in which he experiences a loss of control. Wolpe uses imagery and desensitization to diminish feelings of anxiety. The demonstration concludes with Wolpe's explanation to Santiago of what he has attempted to achieve
Joseph Wolpe on systematic desensitization( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this training interview, Dr. Joseph Wolpe reveals how his experiences treating soldiers in World War II eventually led him to develop systematic desensitization as a treatment for anxiety and fear disorders. Wolpe offers viewers specific clinical advice about how and when to integrate cognitive therapy with behavior therapy techniques in the treatment of fear. Intended for students and practitioners in clinical psychology, counseling, social work, and related health professions."
Behavior therapy by Joseph Wolpe( Recording )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this interview Dr. Wolpe discusses his approach to psychotherapy. His basic assumption is that phobias and other neuroses are simply maladjusted ways of behaving that have been learned and may be unlearned
Tecniche di terapia del comportamento : esperienze e casi clinici by Joseph Wolpe( Book )

3 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in Italian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behavior Therapy in Psychiatric Practice by Joseph Wolpe( )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behavior Therapy in Psychiatric Practice presents a list of problems dealt with in the field of psychiatry, psychology, and sociology. These issues are identified and effective therapies are suggested. Such deviant behaviors as drug addiction, irrational fears or phobias, obsessive compulsion, and sexual deviations are covered in the book. <br>The book discusses the experience of a real patient as a case sample and states the mode of therapy that cured the patient's abnormality. A section of the book describes the process of non-verbal factors of assertive training. Assertive training is a f
Behavior therapy in psychiatric practice( )

in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative psychotherapy; an experimental analysis by Adolph O Di Loreto( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book details the first comparative study under controlled conditions of the three major schools of psychotherapy-client-centered therapy, behavioral or systematic desensitization therapy, and rational-emotive therapy. The study was organized to compare the effectiveness of these distinct forms of counseling with two distinct personality types-introverts and extroverts-in the treatment of two specific homogeneous problems-interpersonal anxiety and general anxiety. The study was reviewed by experts representing each of the schools of thought, and critiques are included as part of the total book. Each school of therapy was evaluated to determine which was most effective with what type of subject. In this study, client-centered therapy proved to have the best results in reducing anxiety with extroverts, while the rational-emotive approach worked best with introverts. The therapy that had the greatest breadth, in terms of effectiveness for both kinds of clients, was systematic desensitization. This remarkable study should have far-reaching influence in the practical use of psychotherapy, and is essential reading for all professionals and psychology students who plan to enter the area of counseling. Instructors can use this book as a basic text or as a supplement to all introductory courses in clinical or counseling psychology offered at the senior/graduate level."--Provided by publisher
Inleiding tot de gedragstherapie by Dirk Hermans( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in Dutch and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry : (1970-1975) by Joseph Wolpe( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiments in behaviour therapy; readings in modern methods of treatment of mental disorders derived from learning theory by H. J Eysenck( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

REFERENCES; Chapter 4. A Case of Cat Phobia; BACKGROUND; CASE REPORT; PSYCHOLOGICAL DISCUSSION; CLINICAL; REFERENCES; Chapter 5. The Treatment of Anxiety and Phobic Reactions by Systematic Desensitization Psychotherapy; TREATMENT; DISCUSSION; SUMMARY; REFERENCES; Chapter 6. The Treatment of Chronic Frigidity by Systematic Desensitization; THERAPY; RESULTS; DISCUSSION; SUMMARY; REFERENCES; Chapter 7. Application of Reciprocal Inhibition Therapy to Exhibitionism; REFERENCES; Chapter 8. Group Therapy of Phobic Disorders by Systematic Desensitization ; METHOD; RESULTS; DISCUSSION; SUMMARY
A Behavioral therapy demonstration( Visual )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program presents excerpts of interviews with a young woman and a therapist to illustrate some of the "major operations of behavior therapy." These major operations include a history of the major complaint, relaxation training, assertive training, and a systematic desensitization training. The young woman states that she is very nervous. She says that she is "completely calm and comfortable at home but is nervous around men." She works as a medical technologist but wouldprefer to be a kindergarten teacher. She also says that she didn't really like school - particularly getting up in front of a class. She states that she fears being the center of attention. She doesn't like criticism and responds very passively when someone does something she doesn't like. During the interview session, the therapist tries to bring about "action inside which will fight the anxiety." He instructs the woman in a series of exercises designed to have her experience what muscle tension and relaxation is like. These exercises involve systematically tensing and relaxing muscles in the hand, arm and head. The woman is then instructed to close her eyes and quantify on a scale of 100 how angry she would be under circumstances in which she and men of various different ages would be sitting in a football stadium together. At the end of the program, the young woman states that she feels calmer than she did at the beginning. The program concludes with remarks from the doctor which "help put the film in perspective."
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The practice of behavior therapy
Classic films for psychology
Alternative Names
Joseph Wolpe psychiater uit Zuid-Afrika (1915-1997)

Joseph Wolpe südafrikanisch-US-amerikanischer Psychiater und Psychotherapeut

Wolpe, J.

Wolpe, J. 1915-1997

וולפ, ג'וזף 1915-

וולפה, ג'וזף 1915-

ژوزف ولپی

ウォルピ, J

ウォルピ, ジョゼフ


English (198)

Spanish (32)

German (12)

Italian (3)

Japanese (2)

French (1)

Chinese (1)

Dutch (1)