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Emotional Schema Therapy - Robert L. Leahy

Emotional Schema Therapy

Paperback Published: 19th April 2019
ISBN: 9781462540792
Number Of Pages: 384

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Over decades of practice of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Robert L. Leahy has made important discoveries about the role that beliefs and expectations about emotions play in psychopathology. This book presents innovative tools for helping patients to understand their emotional schemas--such as the conviction that painful feelings are unbearable, shameful, or will last indefinitely - and develop new ways of accepting and coping with affective experience. Therapists can integrate emotional schema therapy into the treatment approaches they already use to add a vital new dimension to their work. Rich case material illustrates applications for a wide range of clinical problems; assessment guidelines and sample worksheets and forms further enhance the book's utility.

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"Emotional Schema Therapy is an important book with implications for theory and practice that deserves a wide reading by cognitive-behavioral therapists as well as clinicians of other orientations.What is unique about Leahy's model is the detailed examination of patients' beliefs about their emotions and the use of a variety of techniques to modify those beliefs.One of the most important contributions of Leahy's model is the way he links patients' emotions with values and virtues.Leahy's work is integrative in the best sense of the word: wide ranging in its influences, explicit in acknowledging its commonalities and differences with other therapies, firmly grounded in cognitive-behavioral theory and empiricism, and yet ultimately original in its contributions.As I read this book I found myself repeatedly reflecting on some of my own challenging cases and thinking about how emotional schema therapy could sharpen my conceptualizations and provide new ways to intervene. I suspect this is a book that I will return to again and again. It is also my belief that therapists from all theoretical orientations, whether psychoanalytic, traditional cognitive-behavioral, third wave, or humanistic, will find much of value in this excellent book." - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Book Reviews

I. Emotional Schema Theory
1. The Social Construction of Emotion
2. Emotional Schema Therapy: General Considerations
3. A Model of Emotional Schemas

II. Beginning Treatment
4. Initial Assessment and Interview
5. Socialization to the Emotional Schema Model

III. Specific Interventions for Emotional Schemas
6. The Centrality of Validation
7. Comprehensibility, Duration, Control, Guilt/Shame, and Acceptance
8. Coping with Ambivalence
9. Linking Emotions to Values (and Virtues)

IV. Social Emotions and Relationships
10. Jealousy
11. Envy
12. Emotional Schemas in Couple Relationships
13. Emotional Schemas and the Therapeutic Relationship

ISBN: 9781462540792
ISBN-10: 1462540791
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 19th April 2019
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1

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