Cognitive Therapy Techniques: A Practitioner's Guide / Edition 1

Cognitive Therapy Techniques: A Practitioner's Guide / Edition 1

by Robert L. Leahy
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572309059

ISBN-13: 9781572309050

Pub. Date: 07/29/2003

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572309050
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
07/29/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
347
Sales rank:
221,076
Product dimensions:
8.38(w) x 10.76(h) x 0.77(d)

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Table of Contents


List of Forms
Preface
Acknowledgments

Introduction
1. Eliciting Thoughts and Assumptions
2. Evaluating and Challenging Thoughts
3. Evaluating Assumptions and Rules
4. Evaluating Worries
5. Information Processing and Logical Errors
6. Putting Things in Perspective
7. Schema-Focused Therapy
8. Emotional Processing Techniques
9. Examining and Challenging Cognitive Distortions
10. Modifying Need for Approval
11. Challenging Self-Criticism
12. Concluding Comments

References
Index

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