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Changing expectations : a key to effective psychotherapy

Author: Irving Kirsch
Publisher: Pacific Grove, Calif. : Brooks/Cole, 1990
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The author describes how people's beliefs and expectations about themselves produce psychological distress and how changing those expectancies leads to relief.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irving Kirsch
ISBN: 0534126480 9780534126483
OCLC Number: 476624392
Description: 231 s. : illustrations
Contents: Part One: Response expectancy theory. Expectancy, experience and behavior. The power of placebos. Psychotherapy and the placebo effect. Part Two: Specific treatment for specific problems. Systematic desensitization: the first specific psychotherapy. When there is nothing to fear but fear itself. Being depressed about depression. A clinician's guide to expectancy modification. Part Three: Hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Demystifying hypnosis. An expectancy model of hypnosis. Hypnotherapy: clinical applications of the expectancy model. Part Four: Causal mechanisms. How expectancy produces change. Index.


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