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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Roger Poppen  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1940 in South Dakota

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Illinois Connection

Roger moved to Southern Illinois in the 70's.

Biographical and Professional Information

Roger joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University in 1970, where he became professor and coordinator of the Behavior Analysis & Therapy Program. He is now retired.

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Titles At Your Library

Behavioral relaxation training and assessment (Psychology practitioner guidebooks)
ISBN: 0080355668

Pergamon. 1988

Joseph Wolpe (Key Figures in Counselling and Psychotherapy series)
ISBN: 080398667X

SAGE Publications Ltd. 1996

Joseph Wolpe brought about a revolution in psychotherapy. He provided the first clear alternative to therapy as an esoteric exploration of mental forces and presented, instead, clearly specified procedures and documented outcomes - a practical technology based on a fundamental science of learning.

Roger Poppen, who witnessed some of this revolution first hand as a doctoral student, describes the major impact Wolpe′s theories had on psychotherapy, compelling it to address issues of effectiveness and accountability. He assesses the criticisms that Wolpe′s work has attracted both from outside and within the behavioural school, and describes the development of Wolpe′s ideas and his continuing role in the theory, practice and ev

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