Cognitive Therapy Techniques: A Practitioner's Guide (Paperback)Robert L. Leahy (author)
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A proven clinical resource, 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 88 reproducible client forms and handouts.
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Number of pages: 347
Weight: 850 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 25 mm
"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, Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy
"The best methods cognitive therapy has to offer are explained in this clear and compelling book from a master therapist. Dr. Leahy provides a cornucopia of creative, innovative, and useful techniques. The richly detailed explanations in this book will help both novice and advanced clinicians build their cognitive therapy skills""--Jesse H. Wright, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine
"A treasury of cognitive therapy strategies and techniques. Provides all the tools a therapist needs for effective cognitive therapy."--Aaron T. Beck, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
"This volume adds immeasurably to the clinical literature and will surely become a classic in the field. Leahy, who has made his mark as a theoretician, researcher, and clinician, provides a rich resource for therapists of any primary orientation. In a thorough, user-friendly style, he describes specific techniques, offers a rationale for each intervention, helps the reader implement the technique, provides a clinical example, and problem-solves potential difficulties. Clinicians can pick and choose those interventions that have the greatest likelihood of furthering a given treatment plan. This book has great potential as a teaching tool for graduate-level students in psychology and related fields, and for psychiatric residents. I teach a course in CBT and am likely to make this a required text."--Arthur Freeman, EdD, ABPP, Chair, Department of Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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