Highly practical and accessible, this unique book gives therapists powerful tools for helping patients learn to cope with feared or avoided emotional experiences. The book presents a menu of effective intervention options - including schema modification, stress management, acceptance, mindfulness, self-compassion, cognitive restructuring, and other techniques - and describes how to select the best ones for particular patients or situations. Provided are sample questions to pose to patients, specific interventions to use, suggested homework assignments, illustrative examples and sample dialogues, and troubleshooting tips. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the volume is packed with over 65 reproducible handouts and forms.
Why Is Emotion Regulation Important? Emotional Schema Therapy. Validation. Identification and Refutation of Emotion Myths. Mindfulness. Acceptance and Willingness. Compassionate Mind Training. Enhancing Emotional Processing. Cognitive Restructuring. Stress Reduction. Conclusions. Appendix. Reproducible Forms.