Cognitive Therapy for Addiction: Motivation and Change

Cognitive Therapy for Addiction: Motivation and Change

Author(s): Frank Ryan

Published Online: 7 JAN 2013 12:55AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470669969

Online ISBN: 9781118316474

DOI: 10.1002/9781118316474

About this Book

An innovative new approach to addiction treatment that pairs cognitive behavioural therapy with cognitive neuroscience, to directly target the core mechanisms of addiction.

  • Offers a focus on addiction that is lacking in existing cognitive therapy accounts
  • Utilizes various approaches, including mindfulness, 12-step facilitation, cognitive bias modification, motivational enhancement and goal-setting and, to combat common road blocks on the road to addiction recovery
  • Uses neuroscientific findings to explain how willpower becomes compromised-and how it can be effectively utilized in the clinical arena

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