Emotional schema therapy
Leahy, Robert L.
Publisher: The Guilford Press
Acc. No.: 75196 Call No.: 616.891425 L433
Book Description: 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.