Roadblocks in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Transforming Challenges Into Opportunities for Change

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Robert L. Leahy
Guilford Press, Jul 1, 2006 - 364 pages
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Dr. Robert L. Leahy has brough together leading cognitive-behavioral therapists from around the world to provide a rich compendium of tools and techniques that deals with roadblocks in treatment. He sees resistance as a window into the patients psyche that needs to be addressed with a collaborative ear. Each chapter addresses specific issues suggesting practical solutions which provide an abundance of specific strategies that can be used by both beginning and seasoned therapists alike.
  

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Contents

1Case Conceptualization in Preventing and Responding to Therapeutic Difficulties
3
2Impediments to Effective Psychotherapy
24
3Effective Homework
49
Part IIMETACOGNITION AND EMOTION
67
4Anxiety Disorders Metacognition and Change
69
5Emotional Schemas and Resistance
91
6Avoidance of Emotion as an Obstacle to Progress
116
Part IIISPECIFIC POPULATIONS
133
Part IVCOUPLES AND FAMILIES
215
11Couple Therapy
217
12Family Therapy
236
Part VPSYCHOTHERAPY PROCESS
253
The Approach from Dialectical Behavior Therapy
255
A Relational Approach to Negotiating Alliance Ruptures
274
Strategies for Beginning Treatment
295
16Medication Compliance with Difficult Patients
318

7Psychosis
135
8Bipolar Disorder
153
A New Algorithm Treatment Model
175
10BingeEating and Other Eating Disorders
195
17Conclusions
341
Index
353
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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 in New York. He is the author or editor of numerous books on cognitive therapy and psychological processes. Dr. Leahy 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 a recipient of the Aaron T. Beck Award for Sustained and Enduring Contributions to Cognitive Therapy.

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