Emotional Schema Therapy

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Guilford Publications, Apr 8, 2015 - Psychology - 384 pages
"Emotional schema therapy attempts to expand the range of regulatory flexibility so that the occurrence of emotion need not result in extreme affective forecasting or self-defeating emotion regulation strategies, but, rather, can become the opportunity to recruit a wide range of adaptive interpretations and strategies for coping. Emotional schema therapy attempts to highlight problematic theories about one's own current emotion and how these are related to unhelpful coping styles that perpetuate further dysfunction. This book examines a variety of techniques to address a number of beliefs about emotion and suggest more helpful strategies for coping with emotions that appear troubling"--

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Part II Beginning Treatment
Part III Specific Interventions for Emotional Schemas
Part IV Social Emotions and Relationships

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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. His research focuses on individual differences in 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. Dr. Leahy has published numerous books, including, most recently, the coauthored volumes Treatment Plans and Interventions for Bulimia and Binge-Eating Disorder; Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders, Second Edition; and Emotion Regulation in Psychotherapy.

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