Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Those Who Say They Can’t : A Workbook for Overcoming Your Self-Defeating Thoughts book cover
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Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Those Who Say They Can’t
A Workbook for Overcoming Your Self-Defeating Thoughts

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ISBN 9780367472337
January 27, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Those Who Say They Can’t is a comprehensive aid for people who stifle their personal freedom, creativity, and autonomy by telling themselves they "can’t" do things such as: take risks; make commitments; control their anger or fear; avoid intrusive thoughts; tolerate disappointment; accept challenges, make decisions, and more. This accessible workbook concisely explains how to identify, refute, and replace "I can’t" with uplifting and liberating virtues. Worksheets include systematic exercises on coping with shame, rational-emotive imagery, reframing, mindfulness, behavioral planning, and taking risks. Each chapter tackles a particular type of self-defeating "I can’t" and is complete with an assessment inventory that helps users/clients identify which chapter/s they need to work on.

This workbook provides essential self-help for those struggling with disempowering thoughts and can alsobe used by mental health professionals in working with their clients.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Overcoming Risk-Aversion 2. Overcoming Low Frustration Tolerance 3. Overcoming Low Anger Control 4. Overcoming Phobias 5. Overcoming Low Self-Reliance 6. Overcoming Obsessive Thinking

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Elliot D. Cohen, PhD, is one of the principal founders of philosophical counseling in the United States and is co-founder and executive director of the National Philosophical Counseling Association (NPCA). Dr. Cohen is a professor of clinical ethics at Florida State College of Medicine and a clinical ethics consultant at Cleveland Clinical Indian Rive Medical Center. He is the author of more than twenty books in philosophical counseling, applied philosophy, the media, and professional ethics.


"Think you can’t overcome your troubles and fears? Maybe you’ve given up too soon. Dr. Cohen skillfully disrobes fictions behind can’t do thinking misery using modern gold standard cognitive-behavioral therapy. Allying you with profound thinkers from the past, he shows you how to use their insights to free yourself from can’t do cerebral prisons.  Finally, each chapter applies to overcome procrastination. So don’t delay. Read the book. See how long it takes to substitute, I can do this, for fictional I can’t thinking"

Dr. Bill Knaus, is a pioneer in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, former Director of Postdoctoral Training in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and author of The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anger and The Procrastination Workbook.