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Roadblocks in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy


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Table of Contents

I. Case Conceptualization
1. Case Conceptualization in Preventing and Responding to Therapeutic Difficulties, Lawrence D. Needleman
2. Impediments to Effective Psychotherapy, Arthur Freeman and Roya Djalali McCloskey
3. Effective Homework, Michael A. Tompkins
II. Metacognition and Emotion
4. Anxiety Disorders, Metacognition, and Change, Adrian Wells
5. Emotional Schemas and Resistance, Robert L. Leahy
6. Avoidance of Emotion as an Obstacle to Progress, Stephen J. Holland
III. Specific Populations
7. Psychosis, Gillian Haddock and Ronald Siddle
8. Bipolar Disorder, Cory F. Newman
9. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A New Algorithm Treatment Model, Mervin R. Smucker, Brad K. Grunert, and Jo M. Weis
10. Binge-Eating and Other Eating Disorders, Nicole A. Schaffer
IV. Couples and Families
11. Couple Therapy, Norman B. Epstein and Donald H. Baucom
12. Family Therapy, Frank M. Dattilio
V. Psychotherapy Processes
13. Difficult-to-Treat Patients: The Approach from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Christine Foertsch, Sharon Y. Manning, and Linda Dimeff
14. Obstacles or Opportunities?: A Relational Approach to Negotiating Alliance Ruptures, Christopher L. Stevens, J. Christopher Muran, and Jeremy D. Safran
15. Angry Patients: Strategies for Beginning Treatment, Raymond Chip Tafrate and Howard Kassinove
16. Medication Compliance with Difficult Patients, Lynn Marcinko
17. Conclusions, Robert L. Leahy

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.


'Leahy, one of cognitive therapy's most prolific and creative writers, has brought together leading therapists in the field to address the important issue of impasses and disruptions in therapeutic progress. With coverage of such areas as case conceptualization, the relationship of cognition to emotion, and the therapeutic relationship, the volume provides a wealth of insights and practical solutions to clinical difficulties. I highly recommend this book and I am sure that, like me, other readers will learn much from it.' "- Paul Gilbert, FBPsS, Mental Health Research Unit, Kingsway Hospital, Derby, UK" '[This book] addresses concerns and challenges that are common to all clinical approaches. Its emphasis on clinical application and overcoming treatment challenges coupled with its easy readability make it a useful addition to the clinical libraries of established clinicians and trainees alike.' - "Psychotherapy"

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