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.
Robert L. Leahy, PhD, is Director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York and Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. His research focuses on individual differences in emotion regulation. Dr. Leahy is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy and is past president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy, and the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He is the 2014 recipient of the Aaron T. Beck Award from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Leahy has published numerous books, including Cognitive Therapy Techniques, Second Edition, and the coauthored volumes Treatment Plans and Interventions for Bulimia and Binge-Eating Disorder; Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders, Second Edition; and Emotion Regulation in Psychotherapy.
I. Beginning Cognitive Therapy
2. Eliciting Thoughts
3. Evaluating and Testing Thoughts
4. Evaluating Assumptions and Rules
5. Examining Information-Processing and Logical Errors
6. Modifying Decision Making
7. Responding to and Evaluating Intrusive Thoughts
8. Modifying Worry and Rumination
9. Putting Things in Perspective
10. Identifying and Modifying Schemas
11. Emotion Regulation Techniques
III. Specific Applications
12. Examining and Challenging Cognitive Distortions
13. Modifying Need for Approval
14. Challenging Self-Criticism
15. Managing Anger
16. Concluding Comments