Highly practical and accessible, this unique book gives therapists powerful tools for helping patients learn to cope with feared or avoided emotional experiences. The book presents a menu of effective intervention options--including schema modification, stress management, acceptance, mindfulness, self-compassion, cognitive restructuring, and other techniques--and describes how to select the best ones for particular patients or situations. Provided are sample questions to pose to patients, specific interventions to use, suggested homework assignments, illustrative examples and sample dialogues, and troubleshooting tips. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the volume is packed with over 65 reproducible handouts and forms. Purchasers also get access to a companion website where they can download and print the reproducible materials.
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 in New York. His research focuses on individual differences in theory of 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. Dennis Tirch, PhD, is Director of the Center for Compassion Focused Therapy in New York City and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science and president of the Compassionate Mind Foundation USA, which is committed to research and training in compassion-focused therapy (CFT). Dr. Tirch serves as president of the New York City Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Association and president emeritus of the New York City chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and is a Diplomate and Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He provides training internationally for clinicians and researchers and is the author of numerous books, chapters, and peer-reviewed articles on CBT, CFT, acceptance and commitment therapy, and Buddhist psychology principles. Lisa A. Napolitano, JD, PhD, is Founder and Director of CBT/DBT Associates in New York and Adjunct Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine. She is Director of CBT Training in China for the Beijing Suicide Prevention Project and past Chair of the International Training Committee of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. Dr. Napolitano is a Diplomate and Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a Founding Fellow of the New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association.
Dennis D. Tirch, Lisa A. Napolitano, Robert L. Leahy