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Cognitive Therapy Techniques: A Practitioner's Guide

Cognitive Therapy Techniques: A Practitioner's Guide

Author: Robert L. Leahy
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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. Photocopy Rights: The Publisher grants individual book purchasers nonassignable permission to reproduce selected materials in this book for professional use. For details and limitations, see copyright page. Key Features: * For clinicians who know the basics, here is the entire range of therapeutic techniques clearly articulated in a user-friendly format. * Author is well known and highly respected. * Includes forms, handouts, homework assignments, and numerous concrete examples. Audience: Cognitive-behavioral therapists: clinicians of other orientations interested in incorporating cognitive concepts and techniques into their work: graduate students and residents in the full range of mental health fields. "A treasury of cognitive therapy strategies and techniques. Provides all the tools a therapist needs for effective cognitive therapy." --Aaron T. Beck, MD "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, PhD
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"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"
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.
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General Fields

  • : 9781572309050
  • : guilfd
  • : guilfd
  • : October 2003
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Robert L. Leahy
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 616.89142
  • : 348
  • : illustrations