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Changeology

by John C. Norcross Kristin Loberg Jonathon Norcross

Is there a scientific formula you can follow to change your life? Change is hard. But not if you know the 5-step formula that works whether you're trying to stop smoking or start recycling. Dr. John C. Norcross, an internationally recognized expert, has studied how people make transformative, permanent changes in their lives. Over the past thirty years, he and his research team have helped thousands of people overcome dozens of behavioral ailments. Now his cutting-edge, scientific approach to personal improvement is being made available in this indispensable guide. Unlike 95 percent of self-help books, the Changeology plan has a documented track record of success. Whether you want to quit overeating or drinking, or end depression, debt, and relationship distress, Dr. Norcross gives you the tools you need to change what you want within 90 days. Changeology shows you: *¦ How to define your goals and get started in a new direction * How to pump up your motivation and prepare for self-change * How to prevent relapses into old patterns * How to master the skills that will help you sustain change * How to personalize your journey with Check Yourself assessments and an inter- active website, www.ChangeologyBook.com. Whatever your goal or resolution, you can use Changeology to achieve a life filled with greater health and happiness.

Changing for Good

by James O. Prochaska John C. Norcross Carlo C. Diclemente

How many times have you thought about starting a diet or quitting smoking without doing anything about it? Or lapsed back into bad habits after hitting a rough spot on the road to recovery? To uncover the secret to successful personal change, three acclaimed psychologists studied more than 1,000 people who were able to positively and permanently alter their lives without psychotherapy. They discovered that change does not depend on luck or willpower. It is a process that can be successfully managed by anyone who understands how it works. Once you determine which stage of change you're in, you can: create a climate where positive change can occur maintain motivation turn setbacks into progress make your new benefifificial habits a permanent part of your life This groundbreaking book offers simple self-assessments, informative case histories, and concrete examples to help clarify each stage and process. Whether your goal is to start saving money, to stop drinking, or to end other self-defeating or addictive behaviors, this revolutionary program will help you implement positive personal change . . . for life. The National Cancer Institute Found this program more than twice as effective as standard programs in helping smokers quit for 18 months.

Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward

by James O. Prochaska John C. Norcross Carlo C. Diclemente

How many times have you thought about starting a diet or quitting smoking without doing anything about it? Or lapsed back into bad habits after hitting a rough spot on the road to recovery? To uncover the secret to successful personal change, three acclaimed psychologists studied more than 1000 people who were able to positively and permanently alter their lives without psychotherapy. They discovered that change does not depend on luck or willpower. It is a process that can be successfully managed by anyone who understands how it works. Once you determine which stage of change you're in, you can: * create a climate where positive change can occur * maintain motivation * turn setbacks into progress * make your new beneficial habits a permanent part of your life This groundbreaking book offers simple self-assessments, informative case histories, and concrete examples to help clarify each stage and process. Whether your goal is to start saving money, to stop drinking, or to end other self-defeating or addictive behaviors, this revolutionary program will help you implement positive personal change . . . for life.

Evidence-Based Practices in Mental Health: Debate and Dialogue on the Fundamental Questions

by John C. Norcross Larry E. Beutler Ronald F. Levant

Addresses fundamental questions in the debate on evidence-based practices (EBPs) such as What qualifies as evidence? What qualifies as research on which to judge effective practice? Are research patients and clinical trials representative of clinical practice? Are evidence-based treatments readily transportable to clinical practice? and others. Positions are argued with passion and intelligence. Each question-focused chapter concludes with a dialogue among the contributors in which they emphasize their points of agreement and disagreement. The debate, interchange, and dialogue format makes this an ideal tool for teaching and discussion. For mental health practitioners, trainers, and graduate students.

Leaving It at the Office: A Guide to Psychotherapist Self-Care

by John C. Norcross Jr. James D. Guy

Wise, warm, and authoritative, this straight-talking guide addresses the realworld struggles that psychotherapists face in balancing their professional and personal lives. It demonstrates that recognizing and tending to your physical, emotional, ans spiritual needs not only feels good--it also leads to more effective and ethical practice as a clinician. The book describes and illustrates 12 self-care strategies that are grounded in the authors extensive research and clinical experience. Interwoven throughout are insights and recommendations from other master therapists, "self-care checklists" and suggestions for further reading. The lively and engaging tone will enhance the books appeal for a wide range of mental health professionals and students.

Psychotherapy Relationships That Work: Evidence-Based Responsiveness

by John C. Norcross

First published in 2002, the landmark Psychotherapy Relationships That Work broke new ground by focusing renewed and corrective attention on the substantial research behind the crucial (but often overlooked) client-therapist relationship. This thoroughly revised edition brings a decade ofadditional research to the same task. In addition to updating each chapter, the second edition features new chapters on the effectiveness of the alliance with children and adolescents, the alliance in couples and family therapy, real-time feedback from clients, patient preferences, culture, andattachment style. The new editon provides "two books in one" - one on evidence-based relationship elements and one on evidence-based methods of adapting treatment to the individual patient. Each chapter features a specific therapist behavior that improves treatment outcome, or a transdiagnostic patient characteristic(such as reactance, preferences, culture, stage of change) by which clinicians can effectively tailor psychotherapy. All chapters provide original, comprehensive meta-analyses of the relevant research; clinical examples, and research-supported therapeutic practices by distinguished contributors. Theresult is a compelling synthesis of the best available research, clinical expertise, and patient characteristics in the tradition of evidence-based practice. The second edition of Psychotherapy Relationships That Work: Evidence-Based Responsiveness proves indispensible for any mental health professional.

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