Overcoming Impulse Control Problems

If you feel you are no longer in control of your behavior, that your actions may have interfered with your family, social, or working life, this workbook can help you take back control.


Author: Jon E. Grant

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199842620

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

View: 718

If you feel you are no longer in control of your behavior, that your actions may have interfered with your family, social, or working life, this workbook can help you take back control. Impulse control disorders (ICDs) include pathological gambling (PG), kleptomania/compulsive stealing (KM), pyromania/fire setting (PY), and compulsive buying (CB). ICDs are characterized by difficulties resisting urges to engage in behaviors that are excessive and/or ultimately harmful to oneself or others. ICDs are relatively common and can be significantly harmful - even life threatening. They can also be effectively treated with behavioral therapies. Overcoming Impulse Control Problems is written by researchers with years of experience studying the psychology of impulse control disorders. This book represents the treatment they have found to be the most effective at controlling urges to gamble, steal, set fires, and over-spend. It will also help you to better understand the true nature of impulse control problems, and will help to prevent future problems. Intended for use in conjunction with supervised therapy, this workbook includes various self-assessmnets and exercises designed to help you realize the truth behind your actions, and to reach the ultimate goal of changing your impulsive behaviors. This workbook and the corresponding therapist guide form a complete treatment package that will help you overcome your impulsive behaviors and learn skills that are useful for a lifetime.

Overcoming Depression

Limited problemsolving ability: Some individuals have chronic difficulties with
problem solving in general. ... Impulse control problems: Individuals who have
difficulty controlling their impulses often find themselves either “cleaning up” after


Author: Mark Gilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199885169

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 749

This therapist guide is designed to give mental health professionals the necessary tools to assess and treat a broad range of mood disorders, particularly depression. Based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy, the Taming the BEAST (TTB) program helps patients develop a set of coping strategies and skills to proactively manage their depressed mood. Using the acronym BEAST, treatment modules address biology, emotions, activity, situations, and thoughts. Each module comes complete with step-by-step instructions for delivering treatment including outlines and lists of materials needed. In-session exercises as well as home assignments help motivate the patient and allow for the monitoring of progress. Written by experts in the field, this guide comes complete with chapters on assessment, socialization, and termination. The TTB program offers both therapist and patient a roadmap for overcoming the depression 'beast.' TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions! · All programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of research · A prestigious scientific advisory board, led by series Editor-In-Chief David H. Barlow, reviews and evaluates each intervention to ensure that it meets the highest standard of evidence so you can be confident that you are using the most effective treatment available to date · Our books are reliable and effective and make it easy for you to provide your clients with the best care available · Our corresponding workbooks contain psychoeducational information, forms and worksheets, and homework assignments to keep clients engaged and motivated · A companion website (www.oup.com/us/ttw) offers downloadable clinical tools and helpful resources · Continuing Education (CE) Credits are now available on select titles in collaboration with PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER)

iDisorder Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us

Rachel Marsh and her colleagues at Columbia University discovered that women
with the disorder tended to be more ... in areas involved in self-regulation, which
suggests these patterns are associated with impulse control problems and ...


Author: Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D.

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137000361

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 913

iDisorder: changes to your brain's ability to process information and your ability to relate to the world due to your daily use of media and technology resulting in signs and symptoms of psychological disorders - such as stress, sleeplessness, and a compulsive need to check in with all of your technology. Based on decades of research and expertise in the "psychology of technology," Dr. Larry Rosen offers clear, down-to-earth explanations for why many of us are suffering from an "iDisorder." Rosen offers solid, proven strategies to help us overcome the iDisorder we all feel in our lives while still making use of all that technology offers. Our world is not going to change, and technology will continue to penetrate society even deeper leaving us little chance to react to the seemingly daily additions to our lives. Rosen teaches us how to stay human in an increasingly technological world.

Changing Self Destructive Habits

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among pathological and at-risk gamblers
seeking treatment: a hidden disorder. European Addiction ... Odlaug, B. L. (2011).
Overcoming impulse control problems:A cognitive-behavioral therapy program.


Author: Matthew D. Selekman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136734977

Category: Psychology

Page: 358

View: 766

For the first time in one volume self-harm, substance abuse, eating-disordered behavior, gambling, and Internet and cyber sex abuse—five crippling, self-destructive behaviors—are given a common conceptual framework to help with therapeutic intervention. Matthew Selekman and Mark Beyebach, two internationally-recognized therapists, know first-hand that therapists see clients who have problems with several of these habits in varying contexts. They maintain an optimistic, positive, solution-focused approach while carefully addressing problems and risks. The difficulties of change, the risk of slips and relapses, and the ups-and-downs of therapeutic processes are widely acknowledged and addressed. Readers will find useful, hands-on therapeutic strategies and techniques that they can use in both individual and conjoint sessions during couple, family, and one-on-one therapy. Detailed case examples provide windows to therapeutic processes and the complexities in these cases. Clinical interventions are put in a wider research context, while research is reviewed and used to extract key implications of empirical findings. This allows for a flexible and open therapeutic approach that therapists can use to integrate techniques and procedures from a variety of approaches and intervention programs.

Gain Willpower

Author Summary & Quote from Eminent Psychologist Dr. Roy F. Baumeister: The first topic in this book about sustainably increasing willpower regards my, the author's, novel conclusion.


Author: H. Chaim Gruber

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1979010307


Page: 48

View: 886

Author Summary & Quote from Eminent Psychologist Dr. Roy F. Baumeister: The first topic in this book about sustainably increasing willpower regards my, the author's, novel conclusion. Specifically, addicts or those with impulse-control issues should have an easier time building the willpower needed to overcome their problems by their, at first, strengthening certain, seemingly insignificant character traits that are, in fact, fundamental to the establishment of personal self-control. Two such traits would be neither interrupting others nor speaking with a mouth full of food. About this first topic and conclusion of mine, the following is a quote from the greatly distinguished professor, Dr. Roy F. Baumeister, who is one of our planet's most influential psychologists and a groundbreaking expert in the study of willpower: "[Rabbi Gruber's new understanding] is a good idea and much in keeping with the way I am thinking about [matters of willpower]. All self-control capabilities are interrelated, so those who fail at small things ([such as] table manners) may be more likely to fail at big ones ([such as] addictions). ...[The Rabbi's work is] very good. Conquering...small tasks is a great first step toward better self-control."

Managing Intense Emotions and Overcoming Self Destructive Habits

Many people with these problems try to numb themselves when in such states, or
block them out with alcohol or drugs. They tend to have powerful impulses which
in states of distress they ®nd dif®cult to control. Men and women tend to act on ...


Author: Lorraine Bell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781583919156

Category: Psychology

Page: 229

View: 142

Offers persons who suffer from borderline personality disorder a manual to help manage emotional swings and conquer self-destructive habits.

Overcoming Resistance

Brief therapy models almost preclude allowing time for such assessment , and
problem - and solutionfocused models do ... For example , some clients who
have anger - or impulse - control problems may respond to mood levelers , and
when ...


Author: George A. Harris

Publisher: Amer Correctional Assn

ISBN: UOM:39015040043526

Category: Psychology

Page: 156

View: 869

Overcoming Resistance explores the current thinking about men's issues and how this relates to counseling them. Harris outlines the principles and techniques of effective therapy. Topics include handling resistance to counseling, change, and the counselor, the first session, step-by-step with a resistant client, legal and ethical issues; and counseling antisocial clients. Includes sample test and discussion questions, written exercises, and a script for role-playing

Clinical Manual of Impulse Control Disorders

These investigators describe the use of in vivo desensitization techniques to
control buying impulses ; relaxation techniques , visualization ... shoppers ,
because it may help to “ break through the denial of destructive behavior ” that
they feel are typical of the disorder . ... to Spend : How to Overcome Compulsive
Spending ( Arenson 1991 ) , Women Who Shop Too Much : Overcoming the Urge
to Splurge ...


Author: Eric Hollander

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585626643

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 554

Visibility of impulse-control disorders (ICDs) has never been greater than it is today, both in the field of psychiatry and in popular culture. Changes in both society and technology have contributed to the importance of conceptualizing, assessing, and treating impulse-control disorders (ICDs). The ground-breaking Clinical Manual of Impulse-Control Disorders focuses on all of the different ICDs as a group. Here, 25 recognized experts provide cutting-edge, concise, and practical information about ICDs, beginning with the phenomenology, assessment, and classification of impulsivity as a core symptom domain that cuts across and drives the expression of these complex disorders. Subsequent chapters discuss Intermittent explosive disorder, an often overlooked ICD characterized by impulsive aggression. Childhood conduct disorder and the antisocial spectrum. Self-injurious behavior and its relationship to impulsive aggression and childhood trauma. Sexual compulsions and their serious public health implications. Binge eating, a highly familial disorder associated with serious medical complications and psychopathology. Trichotillomania, which may be related to obsessive-compulsive disorder, skin picking, and nail biting. Kleptomania, a heterogeneous disorder that shares features with ICDs as well as with mood, anxiety, and addictive disorders. Compulsive shopping, more common in women, with treatments ranging from self-help and financial counseling to trials with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Pyromania and how it differs from arson. Pathological gambling, a maladaptive behavioral addiction that is increasing in step with legalized and Internet gambling. Internet addiction, ranging from excessive seeking of medical information to dangerous sexual behaviors. The remarkable Clinical Manual of Impulse-Control Disorders sheds light on the complex world of ICDs. As such, it will be welcomed not only by clinicians and researchers but also by individuals and family members coping with these disorders.

Hypnotherapy Scripts

... the comments and metaphors we use with habit and impulse control problems
are designed to shift the entire burden of ... must be motivated to change and
have a specific understanding of the responses required to overcome that


Author: Ronald A. Havens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135450472

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

View: 978

Hypnotherapy Scripts, 2nd Edition is a straightforward, practical guide for doing Ericksonian hypnotherapy. This book not only explains the rationale for every step in the hypnotherapeutic process, it also contains sample scripts for each step. This edition of Hypnotherapy Scripts guides professionals through the construction of their own hypnotherapy induction and suggestion scripts. Verbatim sample transcripts of various induction and therapeutic suggestion procedures with detailed guidelines for creating one's own hypnotherapeutic inductions and metaphors are included. Recent research and writings on the role of unconscious processes, wellness, and positive psychology have been added to this edition. Also included is a detailed review of the diagnostic trance process, a therapeutic procedure unique to this text.

Overcoming Pathological Gambling

This Therapist Guide provides clinicians with session-by-session instructions for implementing an effective, CBT-based treatment for pathological gambling.


Author: Robert Ladouceur

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195317039

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 548

This Therapist Guide provides clinicians with session-by-session instructions for implementing an effective, CBT-based treatment for pathological gambling. The treatment outlined helps clients to not only overcome their problem, but also to deal with the many consequences of their excessive gambling including financial problems and interpersonal conflicts.

Change Your Gambling Change Your Life

... 34; keeping journal entry on completing, 39; overcoming obstacles to, 37–38;
setting your, 35 Priorities: description of, 30 ... Gambling problem Professional
help: for addressing impulse control issues, 150–154; for controlling your
gambling, ...


Author: Howard Shaffer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118171035

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 724

A research-based guide to controlling the destructive urge to gamble From Howard Shaffer, PhD, a noted expert on gambling addiction, and Harvard Health Publications comes Change Your Gambling, Change your Life, a landmark new book which explains how gambling problems are related to other underlying issues: such as anxiety, mood fluctuation, difficulty with impulse control, and substance abuse problems. Dr. Shaffer offers a series of self-tests to help evaluate the degree of gambling problem and analyze the psychological and social context of the behavior, with specific strategies and approaches for ending the problems with simple tools that anyone can do. Explains why many people have a problem controlling their urge to gamble and how that can be corrected Includes a toolbox of resources for anyone who wants to stop the vicious cycle of gambling Offers advice for avoiding slips and preventing backslides and how to deal with the consequences With candor and expert advice, Change Your Gambling, Change Your Life provides proven techniques for controlling the urge to gamble.

Helping Your Teen Overcome Depression

Friendships , if they are on an equal footing , increase self - esteem and promote
independence . ... get along are more able to be consistent and calm in their
parenting , promoting impulse control and positive problem solving in their
children .


Author: Miriam Kaufman


ISBN: 1552632784

Category: Depression in adolescence

Page: 262

View: 205

Teen depression is on the rise in North America. According to the statistics, one teen in every high school classroom is probably suffering from a major depression. These teens come from all social, economic and cultural backgrounds - from anyone's family or community. Parents often agonize over this problem, but do nothing, hoping for the best and allowing the teenager time and space to work out his or her own problems. They try to give extra love, support and attention, but they can't help worrying. Dr. Miriam Kaufman gives the concerned parent a thorough overview of the most up-to-date medical knowledge. Drawing on her own experience and that of other doctors and psychologists who work with teenagers, and offering many illustrative case histories, the author explains what teen depression is and how it can be overcome. Medical and psychiatric conditions, gender and sexuality differences, substance abuse, anxiety, poverty and suicide, as well as the social and practical aspects of life with a depressed teen are discussed. Medical approaches, including therapy and drug treatment, are covered in detail. An entire chapter is dedicated to alternative treatments. And in a broad-ranging question-and-answer section, Dr. Kaufman addresses many of the specific concerns of parents, and of teenagers themselves. This comprehensive look at teen depression is sure to be helpful not only to teens and parents, but to teachers, guidance counselors and all those who work with adolescents.

Borderline Personality Disorder

To reiterate, in SCM, problems that patients bring are placed, whenever possible,
into the five categories: tolerance of emotions mood regulation impulse control
selfharm sensitivity ... Similarly, if a patient talks about an impulsive action, the
impulse control module is invoked. ... Don't be fooled by this; our task is to help
our patients to continue to experience their emotions but not to feel overcome by


Author: Anthony W. Bateman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191664762

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 759

Over the past two decades considerable progress has been made in developing specialist psychosocial treatments for borderline personality disorder (BPD), yet the majority of people with BPD receive treatment within generalist mental health services, rather than specialist treatment centres. This is a book for general mental health professionals who treat people with borderline personality disorder (BPD). It offers practical guidance on how to help people with BPD with advice based on research evidence. After a discussion of the symptoms of BPD, the authors review all the generalist treatment interventions that have resulted in good outcomes in randomised controlled trials, when compared with specialist treatments, and summarise the effective components of these interventions. The treatment strategies are organised into a structured approach called Structured Clinical Management (SCM), which can be delivered by general mental health professionals without extensive additional training. The heart of the book outlines the principles underpinning SCM and offers a step-by-step guide to the clinical intervention. Practitioners can learn the interventions easily and develop more confidence in treating people with BPD. In addition, a chapter is devoted to how to help families - an issue commonly neglected when treating patients with BPD. Finally the authors discuss the top 10 strategies for delivering treatment and outline how the general mental health clinician can deliver these strategies competently.

Overcoming Learning Disabilities

The resultant problems will depend on the amount of associated damage as well
as on the extent of the muscular ... These children generally have short attention
spans , are easily distracted , and have poor impulse control — but not in all ...


Author: Martin Baren

Publisher: Reston

ISBN: UOM:39015052553016

Category: Learning disabilities

Page: 302

View: 975

Overcoming Anxiety

the other hand, they usually lack self-confidence and may have a history of health
problems. ... children"), drug and alcohol abuse, chaotic lifestyle, financial
difficulties, disrupted relationships, low frustration level, and lack of impulse


Author: Archibald D. Hart

Publisher: W Pub Group

ISBN: 0849906865

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 707

"A top Christian psychologist shows how to recognize a common but devastating problem--and offers solutions that work!"--Jacket subtitle.

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling

However, knowing that many effective treatments for self-mutilation have been
developed can be reassuring to counselors. Some of ... treatment, 12-step
programs (e.g., Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous), interventions to
overcome resistance, and relapse prevention strategies. ... In an addiction, also
known as an Impulse-Control Disorder, people are strongly drawn to engage
frequently in a ...


Author: Linda Seligman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441989277

Category: Medical

Page: 458

View: 867

Key features of the third edition: -An overview of the changing face of counseling, from emerging employment opportunities to core competencies for counselors and trainers. -A broad range of qualitative and quantitative assessment tools, with guidelines for their selection and interpretation. -A thorough review of the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders, including strategies for multiaxial assessment. -The DO A CLIENT MAP, a comprehensive structured approach to treatment planning. -Expanded coverage of individual, family, and group interventions -An updated chapter on documentation, report writing, and record keeping, with sample reports and forms. -Brand-new chapters on career and organizational development counseling, and ethical standards for counselors. -A predictions chapter identifying trends most likely to influence the future of the field. -Case studies, models, and examples throughout.

Personal Control in Action

In general, it can be said that the aim of self- control behavior is to overcome any
of a wide range of self-generated ... behavior, even if it causes stress in the short
run, in order to avoid future stresses and problems (Rosenbaum, 1988, 1990b).


Author: Miroslaw Kofta

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306457202

Category: Psychology

Page: 460

View: 890

This new study presents exciting international research developments on personal control and self-regulation. Each chapter examines the subject at a different level of analysis to foster a complete understanding. Brief synopses of each chapter are provided as introductions to the three major sections of the book. These sections cover the person as an agent of control, affective and cognitive mechanisms of executive agency, and reactions to threatened control.

Overcoming Binge Eating For Dummies

Disorder. (ADHD). If you believed everything you watched on the news or saw on
television, you might think that just about everybody suffers from ADHD. ...
Sometimes you're moody and irritable, and other times it's even worse than that,
and your temper gets out of control. ... If you're a binge eater suffering from ADHD
, the impulses, boredom, and lack of ability to concentrate often leave you
standing in ...


Author: Jennie Kramer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118550939

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 428

Control binge eating and get on the path to recovery Overcoming Binge Eating for Dummies provides trusted information, resources, tools, and activities to help you and your loved ones understand your binge eating — and gain control over it. Written with compassion and authority, it uses stories and examples from the authors' work with clients they've helped to overcome this complicated disorder. In Overcoming Binge Eating For Dummies, you'll find information and insight on identifying the symptoms of binge eating disorder, overcoming eating as an addiction, ways to overcome the urge to binge, how to institute a healthy eating pattern, ways to deal with anxiety and emotional eating, and much more. Provides professional resources for seeking additional help for binge eating Includes advice on talking with loved ones about binge eating Offers tips and guidance to establish a safe and healthy recovery plan Overcoming Binge Eating For Dummies is for those currently suffering or recovering from BED, as well as families and friends looking for a comprehensive and expert resource to this widespread but largely misunderstood disorder.

Causes Cures in the Classroom

This essential guide provides * Illuminating case studies that walk you through the protocol in a variety of content areas and grade levels. * Strategies and tools to help you diagnose root causes and develop targeted, effective ...


Author: Margaret Searle

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416616320

Category: Education

Page: 179

View: 146

Whether students leave the classroom confident and goal-directed or frustrated and aimless depends on our ability to do two things: diagnose their needs and deliver support. This challenge can be daunting when students come to school with weak vocabulary, poor planning and organization skills, and problems with memory, impulse control, and attention span. Causes & Cures reveals new neurological research about the root causes of these obstacles and lays out a comprehensive five-step protocol designed to help all educators identify and address common student academic and behavior issues. This essential guide provides * Illuminating case studies that walk you through the protocol in a variety of content areas and grade levels. * Strategies and tools to help you diagnose root causes and develop targeted, effective interventions for your students. * Guidance for extending individualized interventions to large groups. Most of us went into teaching with the dream of helping all our students succeed. We can't let students who struggle wear us down or wait us out. No matter which subject or grade level you teach, this indispensable resource will show how you can help students overcome difficulties and experience real success in the classroom.

Educational Psychology

Education and learning are a kind of training and control . One of the goals of
education is the development of self - control , which is to overcome authoritative
control ( Lindahl 1944 ) . Self - control is a problem that is intimately connected
with ...


Author: S.N. Rao

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 8122402607

Category: Educational psychology

Page: 488

View: 344

The Basic Approach Of The Book Is That, Educational Psychology Is A Scientific Study Of The Psychological Problems Of Educational Practice. The Educational Psychologist In This Context Has The Role Of A Specialist Who Provides The Necessary Technical Advice To Educational Planners, Administrators And Teachers In Helping Them To Achieve Their Objectives. The Book Follows This Point Of View In Presenting The Subject Matter To The Reader And Aims To Fulfill The Need Of A Quality Indian Text Meeting The Requirements Of Students And Teachers In The Faculties Of Psychology And Education.The Book Aims To Cover The Field Of Educational Psychology And Strives To Present A Comprehensive Book From The Psychological Point Of View Not Available In India To Study The Subject In Its Appropriate Perspective. In Addition To The Discussion Of Conventional Topics, Much Attention Has Been Bestowed On Such Vital Issues As Teaching For Values, Scholastic Achievement, Adjustment, Disadvantaged Students, Discipline And Guidance Needs Related To Education. The Students Would Find The Discussion Stimulating And Useful.