The Habit Change Workbook

How to Break Bad Habits and Form Good Ones

James Claiborn, Ph.D. and Cherry Pedrick, R.N.

The Habit Change Workbook was published in 2001 by New Harbinger Publications. We’d like to tell you more about this valuable resource.  Below is a look at what experts in the field of cognitive-behavioral therapy are saying about our book.

What the Experts are Saying about The Habit Change Workbook

The Habit Change Workbook is a wonderful book that will make life easier for many people. It provides well-studied techniques that help people change troublesome or hurtful habits – ranging from compulsive shopping to procrastination, from computer addiction to nail biting. The principles are explained in easy-to-understand ways with clear real-life examples that help guide the reader to adapt the techniques to his or her own life."

Michael Jenike, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Director, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Clinic and Research Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, and editor of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Practical Management

“This excellent workbook covers a wide variety of bad habits with step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow and help clarify the nature and reasons for problem habits. The examples are great and the chapters on motivation and tracking the habits are especially helpful. Intervention strategies are state-of-the-art and the authors are careful to translate these into practical and usable ways to change thoughts and actions. Overall, a very useful resource.”

Gail Steketee, Ph.D., Professor, Boston University School of Social Work and author of When Once is Not Enough, Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: the Latest Assessment and Treatment Strategies.

“In The Habit Change Workbook authors Claiborn and Pedrick offer powerful, scientifically proven strategies to take control of those nagging, annoying, and unhealthy behaviors that plague all of us.”

Bruce M. Hyman, Ph.D., OCD Resource Center of South Florida, and coauthor of The OCD Workbook

“Habits, both good and bad, dominate more of our daily lives than we may realize. This book, using the latest cognitive-behavioral approaches, will clearly be of great value to all those with frustrating problem habits they would rather live without . . . it’s straightforward and jargon-free.”

Fred Penzel, Ph.D., author of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders: A Guide to Getting Well and Staying Well

The Habit Change Workbook is a very comprehensive and highly readable guide that should appeal to anyone seriously desiring to change a problem habit. Anyone who follows this program will almost certainly achieve the goal of modifying their problem behavior. Here, for the first time, is an excellent self-help book that will provide relief to thousands of people who are caught in the throes of painful habits.”

Ian Osborn, M.D., OCD specialist at the University of New Mexico and author of Tormenting Thoughts and Secret Rituals

“This manual offers hope for the millions who want to give up troublesome behaviors. It provides eminently sensible advice and detailed instructions about how to change. This is not an easy task for anyone, but for those who commit to change, this manual will provide necessary guidance. I urge therapists struggling to help others overcome their destructive habits to buy this book.”

Donald W. Black, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Iowa College of Medicine and coauthor of Bad Boys, Bad Men: Confronting Antisocial Personality Disorder and Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry

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