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Clinical Social Work Practice: A Cognitive-Integrative Perspective

Sharon B. Berlin


This is a book about how people change their minds and how mental health practitioners can help this process along. It addresses a gap in the literature on cognitive therapy that results from an almost exclusive focus on the constructed aspects of personal meaning, and a lack of attention to the ways in which information that we pick up from life circumstances also influences what we know, feel, and do. Conceptions that ignore the role that current life conditions and interpersonal events play in creating or revising meanings limit the utility of cognitive therapy approaches for clients whose ... More

Keywords: cognitive therapy, change, personal meaning, mind processes, environment, person-environment transactions, cognition, emotion, behavior, practice guidelines

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195110371
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110371.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sharon B. Berlin, author
University of Chicago