"This superb volume brings together many of the world’s leading cognitive therapists. The breadth of coverage is impressive. Chapters provide an accessible yet sophisticated description of the theoretical underpinnings of cognitive therapy and summarize the results of randomized controlled trials, showing why this modality has become the treatment of choice for a wide range of common psychological disorders. At the same time, the book offers lucid discussions of how the therapy is actually conducted. I highly recommend this cutting-edge book for both novice and experienced therapists from all theoretical perspectives. It also will serve as a suitable text in undergraduate-level courses in abnormal psychology and graduate-level courses in psychopathology and evidence-based practice."--Allison G. Harvey, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
"This comprehensive volume captures the history, scope, and achievements of cognitive therapy. Readers will find expert accountings of the myriad applications of cognitive therapy--from time-tested approaches to depression and anxiety to exciting new applications for bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and personality disorders. The volume nicely balances theoretical considerations, clinical perspectives, and evidence from empirical studies. The result is a work that will serve practitioners and researchers looking for an up-to-the-moment portrayal of contemporary cognitive strategies."--Michael W. Otto, PhD, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
"Cognitive therapy is a blend of clinical art and clinical science. The breadth and depth of the field are captured in an excellent way in this volume. The book brings together the finest and most able in the field to present a comprehensive account of what is now the most important school of psychotherapy. Evidence, theory, and clinical reality are skillfully blended in a 'must read' for anyone who wishes to help people change. If you only have one book on cognitive therapy, this should be it!"--Paul Salkovskis, PhD, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, University of London, Englan
About the Author
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. His research focuses on individual differences in theory of 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.