Intrusive Thoughts in Clinical Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment

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David A. Clark
Guilford Press, Jan 1, 2005 - Psychology - 255 pages
Advancing our understanding of the cognitive underpinnings of psychopathology, this is the first volume dedicated exclusively to the role of UITs (unwanted intrusive thoughts) across a wide range of psychological disorders.
This volume will inform the work of researchers and clinicians alike. In addition, the scope and scientific grounding of the book make it an excellent resource for students in graduate clinical training programs to use in their studies and throughout their careers. It will serve as a unique supplemental text in courses in psychotherapy, abnormal psychology and psychopathology, and cognitive-behavioral theory.
 

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Contents

Intrusive Thoughts in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
30
The Persistence
54
Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts in Insomnia
86
EgoDystonic Intrusive Thoughts
145
Psychosis and the Phenomenon of Unwanted
175
Unwanted Thoughts and Fantasies Experienced
199
Present Status
226
Index
245
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About the author (2005)

David A. Clark, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. He received his PhD from the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, England. Dr. Clark has published numerous articles on cognitive theory and therapy of depression and obsessive-compulsive disorders, and is the author of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD and the coauthor (with Aaron T. Beck and Brad A. Alford) of Scientific Foundations of Cognitive Theory and Therapy of Depression. Drs. Clark and Beck recently developed the Clark-Beck Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory to assess self-reported severity of obsessive and compulsive symptoms. Dr. Clark has received a number of research grants to study the cognitive basis of emotional disorders, the most recent being a Canadian federal grant to investigate intentional control of unwanted intrusive thoughts. He is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and an Associate Editor of Cognitive Therapy and Research.

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