Cognitive Therapy Techniques
A Practitioner's Guide
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|Format:||Paperback, 348 pages|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 30 October 2003|
An indispensable clinical companion, this book is packed with useful tools and interventions that will expand the repertoire of novice and experienced cognitive therapists. Detailed are the full variety of evidence-based techniques that can be brought to bear on specific client problems and therapeutic challenges. Therapists will rediscover - or learn for the first time - a wealth of effective ways to identify and challenge thoughts and core beliefs; modify patterns of worry, self criticism, and approval-seeking; evaluate personal schemas; intervene in emotional processes; and activate new experiences for the client. Each technique is thoroughly described in Robert L. Leahy's trademark accessible style and illustrated with vivid case examples. Designed in a convenient large-size format, the book is bursting with over 80 reproducible client forms and handouts, brought to bear on specific client problems and therapeutic challenges.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Eliciting Thoughts and Assumptions. Evaluating and Challenging Thoughts. Evaluating Assumptions and Rules. Evaluating Worries. Information Processing and Logical Errors. Putting Things in Perspective. Schema-focused Therapy. Emotional Processing Techniques. Examining and Challenging Cognitive Distortions. Modifying Need for Approval. Challenging Self-criticism. Concluding Comments.
About the Author
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 in New York. He is the author or editor of numerous books on cognitive therapy and psychological processes. Dr. Leahy 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 a recipient of the Aaron T. Beck Award for Sustained and Enduring Contributions to Cognitive Therapy.
"A treasury of cognitive therapy strategies and techniques. Provides all the tools a therapist needs for effective cognitive therapy. - Aaron T. Beck; Cognitive Therapy Techniques will be valuable to both trainees and experienced therapists. It covers a wide range of therapeutic interventions, providing clear examples, forms to use with clients, and concrete suggestions for homework assignments. Written for readers who are familiar with the principles and practice of cognitive therapy, it will be a useful adjunct to the basic cognitive therapy texts. - James Pretzer"
|Publisher: ||Guilford Publications|
|Dimensions: ||27.0 x 21.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.85 kg)|