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Cognitive Therapy Techniques, Second Edition
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Table of Contents

I. Beginning Cognitive Therapy
1. Introduction
II. Techniques
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
References
Index

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. 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.

Reviews

"In this second edition of his classic work, Leahy provides a plethora of invaluable techniques for creating therapeutic change in cognitive therapy. Trainees and experienced therapists will find this volume an indispensable repository of strategies that work. The volume contains tools for use with clients and is expanded to consider newer approaches drawing from metacognitive therapy, acceptance and mindfulness, and the author's innovative work on emotional schemas."--Adrian Wells, PhD, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

"Leahy again provides a master class on cognitive and cognitive-behavioral interventions for a wide range of psychological problems. The second edition not only provides expert guidance on traditional cognitive therapy, but also includes newer elements such as behavioral activation, acceptance, and mindfulness. Leahy blends scientific evidence with extensive clinical experience to create a compelling teaching experience for the reader. This book belongs on the shelf of any mental health clinician who wants to do state-of-the-art cognitive therapy."--David F. Tolin, PhD, ABPP, Director, Anxiety Disorders Center, The Institute of Living-Hartford Hospital

"Leahy--one of our most astute and sophisticated cognitive therapists--synthesizes many years of clinical wisdom with a sophisticated understanding of current research. This book serves as a wonderful resource for novice cognitive-behavioral clinicians, but also offers much to skilled practitioners, who can find ways to augment their favorite strategies and techniques with the latest clinical advances."--John H. Riskind, PhD, Department of Psychology, George Mason University; editor, International Journal of Cognitive Therapy

"Substantially updated, this is the best available compendium of techniques spanning the broad range of current cognitive and behavioral therapies. Authoritative coverage of core techniques is now enhanced with techniques informed by more recent models, such as mindfulness, DBT, and ACT. Featuring clear, jargon-free language, clinical tips, illustrative examples, and practical forms, the book presents state-of-the-art tools applicable to treating a wide range of clients and disorders. An essential resource for both seasoned clinicians and those in the process of learning cognitive-behavioral therapy."--Drew Erhardt, PhD, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University

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