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Over decades of practice of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Robert L. Leahy has made important discoveries about the role that beliefs and expectations about emotions play in psychopathology. This book presents innovative tools for helping patients to understand their emotional schemas--such as the conviction that painful feelings are unbearable, shameful, or will last indefinitely--and develop new ways of accepting and coping with affective experience. Therapists can integrate emotional schema therapy into the treatment approaches they already use to add a vital new dimension to their work. Rich case material illustrates applications for a wide range of clinical problems; assessment guidelines and sample worksheets and forms further enhance the book's utility.
Dr. Leahy's successful techniques draw upon Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and practices to help you boost your self-esteem and confidence, decrease anxiety and feelings of helplessness, and develop resilience and strength during your unemployment. By keeping your head and learning how to deal with this time, you can learn how to live your life more effectively once you get a job.
Despite the efforts of therapists and patients, many patients in cognitive-behavioral therapy or any therapy do not improve. This unique book is designed to help the clinician better understand and work with patients who seem unable or unwilling to make needed changes. Integrating ideas from a range of psychotherapeutic approaches, the book presents a multidimensional model of resistance. It enumerates the specific impediments to change that may arise in the cognitive therapy context and brings each one to life with realistic clinical illustrations. Clinicians learn practical strategies and interventions to deal with a number of types of resistance, from reluctance to comply with basic cognitive procedures to risk-aversion and self-handicapping. Also addressed are countertransference issues, including workable ways that clinicians can modify their own responses to patients to overcome impasses in treatment.
This book is a unique and practical clinician's toolbox and includes bibliographical references and index. This book pulls together all the pieces a clinician needs to do effective therapy for seven of the most common disorders and integrates symptoms, theory, interventions, patient education, and data collection so well for so many diagnoses.
You wish you didn't spend as much time worrying as you do, but you just can't seem to help it. Worrying feels like second nature. It's what helps you solve your problems and prevents you from making mistakes. It's what motivates you to be prepared--if you didn't worry, things might get out of hand. Worry protects you, prepares you, and keeps you safe.Is it working? Or is it making you tense, tired, anxious, uncertain--and more worried?For more than twenty-five years, Dr. Robert L. Leahy has successfully helped thousands of people defeat the worry that is holding them back. The Worry Cure is his new, comprehensive approach to help you identify, challenge, and overcome all types of worry, using the most recent research and his more than two decades of experience in treating patients.This empowering seven-step program, including practical, easy-to-follow advice and techniques, will help you: * Determine your "worry profile" and change your patterns of worry * Identify productive and unproductive worry* Take control of time and eliminate the sense of urgency that keeps you anxious* Focus on new opportunities--not on your fear of failure* Embrace uncertainty instead of searching for perfect solutions* Stop the most common safety behaviors that you think make things better--but actually make things worseDesigned to address general worries as well as the unique issues surrounding some of the most common areas of worry--relationships, health, money, work, and the need for approval--The Worry Cure is for everyone, from the chronic worrier to the occasional ruminator. It's time to stop thinking you're "just a worrier" who can't change and start using the groundbreaking methods in The Worry Cure to achieve the healthier, more successful life you deserve.From the Hardcover edition.
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