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 Cognitive Therapy Techniques, Second Edition, and 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.
I. Beginning Cognitive Therapy 1. Introduction II. Techniques 2. Eliciting Thoughts 3. Evaluating and Testing Thoughts 4. Evaluating Assumptions and Rules 5. Examining Information-Processing and Logical Errors 6. Modifying Decision Making 7. Responding to and Evaluating Intrusive Thoughts 8. Modifying Worry and Rumination 9. Putting Things in Perspective 10. Identifying and Modifying Schemas 11. Emotion Regulation Techniques III. Specific Applications 12. Examining and Challenging Cognitive Distortions 13. Modifying Need for Approval 14. Challenging Self-Criticism 15. Managing Anger 16. Concluding Comments References Index