Date added: 10.4.2015
The Button Therapy Book is a practical cognitive counseling manual for mental health professionals and a psychological self-help book designed to:- Help you identify, modify, and eliminate your Buttons that trigger stress and distress in your life.- Help you identify potentially troublesome cognitions related to your thinking styles such as black and white thinking- should messages such as I should do everything perfectly- self-defeating core beliefs such as I am a victim of lifes circumstances- and defense mechanisms such as denial and rationalization.- Includes the Cognitive Self-Assessment Inventory (CSAI) to help you identify your troublesome cognitions and Buttons.- Includes the Motivational States Inventory (MSI) to help you determine which of the six motivational states is associated with your Buttons that get pushed.- Help you determine which of the six centers of consciousness you are spending the most time in with the Centers of Consciousness Rating Scale (CCRS) in the Motivational StatesInventory.- Teach you a portable Six-Step Button Therapy Method to utilize anytime and anywhere you have a Button pushed which causes emotional distress.- Help you become more conscious, aware, loving, and compassionate.- Improve your interpersonal relationships.- Facilitate your journey of personaland spiritual growth.About the AuthorLloyd R. Goodwin, Jr., Ph.D., LPC, CRC-MAC is interim chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Studies. He is also director and professor in the Substance Abuse andClinical Counseling program within the Department of Rehabilitation Studies, School of Allied Health Sciences at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He teaches graduate courses in clinical, substance abuse, and rehabilitation counseling. He has maintained a full or part-time private consulting and clinical counseling practice off and on since 1968. Dr. Goodwin initiated and helped develop the first national and North Carolina masters degree level certification in substance abuse counseling. Dr. Goodwin earned his Ph.D. in Counseling, Health and Rehabilitation, with a major in Rehabilitation Counseling from Florida State University in 1974. He has been on the faculty of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Assumption College, and Emporia State University prior to his current position at East Carolina University where he has been since 1989. He has worked in the counseling field for 33 years as either a clinical counselor or counselor educator.Dr. Goodwin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) with a specialty certification in addictions counseling (Masters Addictions Counselor- MAC). Dr. Goodwin is founder and a past-president of the national Professional Association of Rehabilitation Counselors (PARC). Button Therapy: The Button Therapy Book: How to Work on Your Buttons and the Button-Pushers in Your Life -- A Practical Psychological Self-Help Book & ... Manual for Mental Health Professionals by Lloyd R. Goodwin, Jr.