Introduction – Special series, current perspectives on implicit cognitive processing in clinical disorders: Implications for assessment and intervention
Abstract: This special series presents six different articles addressing the roles of implicit cognition and automatic processing in the treatment of psychopathology. Although each article addresses a very different clinical population, the articles all offer concrete examples of how the study of implicit cognition may enhance real-world clinical assessment and treatment. In addition, they explain how cognitive psychology methods may be utilized to avoid response biases, identify dysfunctional cognitive processes, and specify the nature of mental representations in various disorders. The ultimate aim of this special series is to make a compelling case for translating research on implicit cognition into instruments and intervention techniques with clinical utility.
Palfai, T., & Wagner, E.F. (2004). Introduction-Special series, current perspectives on implicit cognitive processing in clinical disorders: Implications for assessment and intervention. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 11(2), 135-138. doi:10.1016/s1077-7229(04)80024-5