posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 07:29 PM
Thanks for recommendations, I'll read them all.
Salters book is out of print and out of sale...
Conditioned Reflex Therapy
Andrew Salter, "Conditioned Reflex Therapy: The Direct Approach to the Reconstruction of Personality"
Wellness Institute | 2002 (repr.1949) | ISBN: 1587410486 | ASIN: B001Y0K00A | 268 pages | PDF | 30 MB
Andrew Salter (May 9, 1914-October 6, 1996) was the founder of Conditioned Reflex Therapy, an early form of behaviour therapy which emphasized
assertive and exive behaviour as the way to combat the inhibitory personality traits which Salter believed were the underlying cause of most neuroses.
In the 1940s, Salter introduced to American psychotherapy a Pavlovian model of hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis training.
Salter is often considered to be the founder of assertiveness training, although he did not use the term himself. His book Conditioned Reflex Therapy
(1949) describes many case studies in which he used primitive assertiveness techniques, termed "excitatory exercises", which became the basis of
subsequent behavior therapy for assertiveness.
I'll review Karens book later, because that whats the thread is all about!!!