Emotion Regulation in Psychotherapy: A Practitioner's Guide

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Published USA, 2011
This book gives therapists tools for helping patients learn to cope with feared or avoided emotional experiences. It 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 troubeshooting tips. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book has 65 reproducible handouts and forms.

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
Emotional Schema Therapy
Identification and Refutation of Emotion Myths
Mindfulness
Acceptance and Willingness
Compassionate Mind Training
Enhancing Emotional Processing

Robert Leahy is Director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York.
Paperback. 304 pages
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