Cognitive Therapy Techniques

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Item#: 9781462528226
Edition 2
Author Leahy, Robert L
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This indispensable book has given many tens of thousands of practitioners a wealth of evidence-based tools for maximizing the power of cognitive therapy and tailoring it to individual clients. Leading authority Robert L. Leahy describes ways to help clients identify and modify problematic thoughts, core beliefs, and patterns of worry, self-criticism, and approval-seeking; evaluate personal schemas; cope with painful emotions; and take action to achieve their goals. Each technique includes vivid case examples and sample dialogues. Featuring 123 reproducible forms, the book has a large-size format for easy photocopying; purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.New to This Edition*Numerous additional techniques and reproducible tools, including 48 new or revised forms.*Chapters on decision-making problems, intrusive thoughts, and anger management issues.*Incorporates the latest theory and research as well as cutting-edge techniques drawn from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), behavioral activation, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), emotional schema therapy, and the metacognitive model.*Significantly revised chapters on emotion regulation and worries.*Filled-out examples for many of the forms.

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This indispensable book has given many tens of thousands of practitioners a wealth of evidence-based tools for maximizing the power of cognitive therapy and tailoring it to individual clients. Leading authority Robert L. Leahy describes ways to help clients identify and modify problematic thoughts, core beliefs, and patterns of worry, self-criticism, and approval-seeking; evaluate personal schemas; cope with painful emotions; and take action to achieve their goals. Each technique includes vivid case examples and sample dialogues. Featuring 123 reproducible forms, the book has a large-size format for easy photocopying; purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.New to This Edition*Numerous additional techniques and reproducible tools, including 48 new or revised forms.*Chapters on decision-making problems, intrusive thoughts, and anger management issues.*Incorporates the latest theory and research as well as cutting-edge techniques drawn from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), behavioral activation, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), emotional schema therapy, and the metacognitive model.*Significantly revised chapters on emotion regulation and worries.*Filled-out examples for many of the forms.

Table of Contents
I. Beginning Cognitive Therapy1. IntroductionII. Techniques2. Eliciting Thoughts3. Evaluating and Testing Thoughts4. Evaluating Assumptions and Rules5. Examining Information-Processing and Logical Errors6. Modifying Decision Making7. Responding to and Evaluating Intrusive Thoughts8. Modifying Worry and Rumination9. Putting Things in Perspective10. Identifying and Modifying Schemas11. Emotion Regulation TechniquesIII. Specific Applications12. Examining and Challenging Cognitive Distortions13. Modifying Need for Approval14. Challenging Self-Criticism15. Managing Anger16. Concluding CommentsReferencesIndex