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Imagery and the Threatened Self
Perspectives on Mental Imagery and the Self in Cognitive Therapy
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Imagery is important in cognitive therapy because images often trigger strong emotions, and imagery techniques such as imaginal reliving and imaginal rescripting are increasingly used in therapeutic treatments. "Imagery and the Threatened Self" considers the role that images of the self play in a number of common mental health problems and how these images can be used to help people to recover from mental health problems. Stopa and her contributors focus specifically on images of the self which are often negative and distorted and can contribute to both the cause and to the progression of clinical disorders. The book includes chapters on current theories of the self and on imagery techniques used in therapy, alongside chapters that examine the role of self-images and how images can be used in the treatment of disorders including: social phobia, post traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, depression and bipolar disorder. "Imagery and the Threatened Self" is an original and innovative book that will appeal to both clinicians and students who are studying and practising cognitive therapy.


Stopa, Imagery and the Threatened Self: An Introduction. Luke, Stopa, Psychological Theories of the Self and their Application. Stopa, How to Use Imagery in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy. Wild, Imagery and the Self in Social Phobia. Hackmann, Day, Holmes, Agoraphobia: Imagery and the Threatened Self. Grey, Imagery and Psychological Threat to the Self in PTSD. Butler, Holmes, Imagery and the Self Following Childhood Trauma: Observations Concerning the Use of Drawings and External Images. Cooper, Imagery and the Negative Self in Eating Disorders. Gilbert, Evolved Minds and Compassion Focused Imagery in Depression. Mansell, Hodson, Imagery and Memories of the Social Self in People with Bipolar Disorders: Empirical Evidence, Phenomenology, Theory and Therapy.


ISBN-13: 9781134133666
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Publication date: June, 2009
Pages: 280

Subcategories: Psychotherapy