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Mind and Emotions: A Universal Treatment for Emotional Disordersby Matthew McKay
Synopses & Reviews
Transdiagnostic treatment is the future of psychology.
Mounting evidence shows that moving beyond treatment protocols that focus on a singular diagnosis and toward transdiagnostic approaches that target psychological mechanisms can improve outcomes. If you are seeking to correctly identify mechanisms and use them to select interventions that best meet the needs of your clients this book offers a powerful and much needed guide. The Transdiagnostic Road Map to Case Formulation and Treatment Planning is the first book to provide an empirically-based method for identifying specific psychological mechanisms underlying clients presenting problems and symptoms and linking them to clinical interventions that comprise individualized treatment plans.
The transdiagnostic approach outlined in this book signals a revolutionary departure from traditional treatments relying on DSM categorization and gives mental health professionals an essential resource for treating a broad range of patient problems. It builds on existing case formulation approaches by bridging research on psychological mechanisms with a practical guide to assessment and treatment. If you are interested in a new approach to treating patients with symptoms that span different diagnostic categories or are struggling to keep up with the growing number of disorder-based protocols, this book is an extremely important addition to your professional library. It will serve as your compass for navigating both simple and complex cases to arrive at a more effective type of treatment planning—one that is tailored to your clients specific needs and targets the underlying mechanisms responsible for driving and maintaining their presenting problems and symptoms.
For more than forty years, New Harbinger has published powerful, evidence-based psychology resources for mental health professionals and self-help books for clients. As the landscape of psychology evolves, New Harbinger will remain at the forefront, offering clinicians real tools for real change.
Book News Annotation:
McKay (psychology, Wright Institute) et al. present a universal treatment program in this workbook for individuals who struggle with overwhelming emotions such as anxiety, depression, and chronic anger, and the therapists who treat them. It draws on skills from cognitive-behavioral, acceptance and commitment, and dialectical behavior therapies, identifying their commonalities and unique elements. The authors describe how difficult emotions affect people, how they work, and how trouble occurs, then four components of an emotional response and the factors that underlie disorders. They explain how to recognize avoidance, the benefits of improved emotion regulation, and treatments such as values in action, mindfulness and awareness, defusing the situation, cognitive flexibility training, self-soothing, doing the opposite, interpersonal effectiveness, and imagery-based, interoceptive, and situational emotion exposure, ending with a chapter on relapse prevention. No index is provided. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Mind and Emotions workbook helps readers resolve anxiety, depression, anger, and emotional disorders through a skills-based, universal treatment created by Matthew McKay, coauthor of Thoughts and Feelings and The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook. This program is rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and allows readers to move past the seven unhealthy coping styles that cause emotional suffering.
For the first time ever, The Transdiagnostic Road Map to Case Formulation and Treatment Planning offers the psychology community a breakthrough, proven-effective roadmap for treating patients with symptoms that span across different diagnostic categories. The transdiagnostic approach outlined in this book signals a revolutionary break away from traditional DSM categorization and gives mental health professionals a reliable resource for treating the underlying factors of a patient's condition, instead of relying on rigid pathology. For clinicians who are frustrated with single symptom protocols, this book offers a powerful alternative to the DSM-V.
Written by psychologist and bestselling author Matthew McKay, The Interpersonal Problems Workbook combines research and evidence-based techniques for strengthening relationships in all areas in life—whether it’s at home, at work, with a significant other, a parent, or a child. The skills in this workbook are based in both schema therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and are designed to help readers connect and communicate effectively with those around them.
In Anxiety and Avoidance, psychologist and anxiety disorder expert Michael A. Tompkins presents a universal, transdianostic approach for helping readers cope with anxiety, panic, and fear using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness treatments. This book includes mindfulness strategies, motivational tips, and cognitive tools for reframing anxiety and fear so readers can get back to living their lives.
Do you suffer from panic, anxiety, and fear in your day-to-day life? Do you often avoid social situations, activities like driving, or even going to the store because of a fear of being overwhelmed or triggering a panic attack? You might be interested to know that anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders in the United States.
In Anxiety and Avoidance, psychologist and anxiety disorder expert Michael Tompkins presents a universal protocol to help you cope with anxiety, panic, and fear, regardless of your particular mental health diagnosis. This universal protocol is based on David H. Barlow's "unified protocol," and is a cognitive behavioral approach. Tompkins also draws on mindfulness-based therapies such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) that have been used successfully in the treatment of anxiety disorders for years.
The book includes present-moment awareness (mindfulness) techniques, motivational tools for overcoming experiential avoidance, and cognitive tools for reframing anxiety and fear. In addition, you will learn how to use your personal values as a vehicle for lasting change. While most anxiety treatments have focused on symptom reduction, this book teaches you the skills needed to better handle the underlying emotional reactions that lead to anxiety and panic in the first place.
If you are ready to stop avoiding situations that cause you to panic and get back to living a full life, this book is a powerful resource that can help you make a lasting change using an innovative, transdiagnostic approach.
Do you often lash out at people? Do you let your emotions rule your interactions with others? Do you find it difficult to see things from others’ point of view? You are not alone. Despite the fact that we all have to deal with other people our daily lives, many of us have difficulties with interpersonal relationships.
Written by psychologist and bestselling author Matthew McKay, The Interpersonal Problems Workbook combines research and evidence-based techniques for strengthening relationships in all areas in life—whether it’s at home, at work, with a significant other, a parent, or a child. The skills in this workbook are based in both schema therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and are designed to help you connect and communicate effectively with those around them.
ACT has been proven effective in helping people improve their relationships with others. The ACT skills detailed in this book include present moment awareness, diffusion, and flexibility—all of which will help you to improve your relationships with others. In this book you will learn what your schema is, and how to act on your values to communicate and get along with others.
If you are ready to stop building walls and start connecting with those around you, this book presents powerful, effective tools for change.
About the Author
Matthew McKay, PhD, is professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. In private practice, he specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety, anger, and depression. He is coauthor of The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Thoughts and Feelings, Self-Esteem, and many other titles. Combined, his books have sold more than three million copies.
Patrick Fanning is a professional writer in the mental health field. He is coauthor of Messages, Visualization for Change, Thoughts and Feelings, Self-Esteem, and other books.
Patricia Zurita Ona, PsyD, is a clinical supervisor at the Berkeley Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinic and the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. In private practice, she specializes in treating emotional disorders and teaching emotion regulation skills.
Table of Contents
The universal treatment — The nature of emotions — The cost of avoiding emotions — Values in action — Mindfulness and emotion awareness — Defusion — Cognitive flexibility training — Self-soothing — Midtreatment assessment exercise — Doing the opposite — Interpersonal efectiveness — Imagery-based emotion exposure — Interoceptive emotion exposure — Situational emotion exposure — Post-treatment assessment exercise — Relapse prevention.
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