Personality-guided cognitive-behavioral therapy by Paul R Rasmussen

By Paul R Rasmussen

Integrates cognitive-behavioral ways with Millon's personologic version to yield an exhilarating new psychotherapeutic procedure. Paul R. Rasmussen describes how, in personality-guided cognitive-behavior remedy, a patient's scientific is obvious as stemming not only from distorted pondering or behavioral excesses and deficits, but additionally from character attributes and situational calls for. person chapters learn each one character variety, together with its features, the evolutionary beginning of the character kind, and the fast adaptive price of the emotional reactions defining it, the pathological method, and the medical stipulations that one is prone to.

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Similarly, a person with a depressive style may effectively avoid threats of failure or obligation by withdrawing into a greater state of depression. , avoid) and contend with the existential challenges faced. The physiological system comprises the physical systems that allow for the activation and regulation of all other systems and processes. The physiological system includes the central nervous system, the autonomic nervous system, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, the motor system, and the sensory system.

Thus, how one goes about meeting the existence imperative is reflected in a characteris46 PERSONALITY-GUIDED COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY tic style of engagement with the world. For some this style is more distinctive than it is for others. Personality reflects a thematic consolidation of situational schemas. , maximizing well-being). Personality structures and functions are captured in beliefs and modes. Thus, the personologic model and cognitive-behavioral therapy come conveniently together at the point of personality attributes and schema and mode reactions.

As an example, an individual with a sadistic personality style maintains a baseline mood state of irritability and contentiousness. When presented with a situation that conflicts with the individual's view of the optimal circumstance (core belief), he or she may rely heavily on affectively driven displays of behavior implemented to alter the unacceptable circumstance. Thus, such an individual may rely on anger to induce compliance in others. Similarly, a person with a depressive style may effectively avoid threats of failure or obligation by withdrawing into a greater state of depression.

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