- Hardcover: 308 pages
- Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1 edition (July 11, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 157230684X
- ISBN-13: 978-1572306844
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,713,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"For any cognitive-behavioral clinician who has ever asked, 'Why am I having such a difficult time helping my client change?', Leahy has provided an engaging, thought-provoking, integrative text that addresses this question most effectively. The text will appeal to therapists at all levels of experience, offering interesting variations on conceptual themes about why clients think and act in ways that maintain their problematic status quo in life, and in therapy. The book also succeeds in guiding therapists to assess and manage their own unwitting contributions to their clients' resistance, and thus become more adept in helping clients to progress."--Cory F. Newman, PhD, ABPP, Director, Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
"Every so often, a clinical text is written that offers an innovative, rich perspective on a previously neglected problem of immense clinical importance. This volume achieves such heights. A 'must read' for any clinician who has been challenged by resistance in the therapy session, the volume is full of practical insight and treatment suggestions presented in a scholarly, thoughtful, and yet pragmatic fashion. Leahy addresses a significant gap in the cognitive-behavioral literature, integrating his clinical experience with psychoanalytic, behavioral, developmental, social, and cognitive theory and research on the topic. Whether a novice or expert in cognitive therapy, the reader will find this a stimulating and thought-provoking text with immediate application to the therapy session. It will be a valuable resource for graduate courses or professional workshops on cognitive therapy."--David A. Clark, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of New Brunswick, Canada
"This volume fills an important gap. In his inimitable style, Robert Leahy addresses a topic that has been neglected by cognitive-behavioral therapists: how to work effectively with the client who is reluctant to embrace the many technical interventions the therapy offers. The book is easy to read and immediately useful to all cognitive-behavioral therapists, from students to experienced clinicians. This book will serve as an excellent supplementary text for graduate courses in cognitive-behavioral therapy. It is thought-provoking and rich, with dozens of clinical examples of effective work by an experienced and masterful therapist."--Jacqueline B. Persons, PhD, San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, and University of California, Berkeley
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.
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