WCCBT Global Ambassador Dr. Robert Leahy Recorded Webinar - Emotional Schema Therapy: Helping Clients Cope with Difficult Emotions (September 15, 2023)
Original Airdate: Friday, September 15, 2023
11:30 AM- 1:00 PM Eastern/ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Central/ 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Mountain/ 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific
1.5 CE Credits Awarded
$15 Student ABCT Members / $25 ABCT Members / $35 Non-Members
All prices listed in US currency
Almost all of us experience painful and difficult emotions such as anxiety, sadness, anger, hopelessness, regret, jealousy, envy, boredom, or ambivalence, but only some people develop lasting psychological disorders. The Emotional Schema Model is an integrative CBT model that proposes that our individual theories about and strategies to cope with our emotions and the emotions of others will determine how problematic these emotions are in our lives. In this workshop we will examine how evolution has led to the universal nature of emotions and how our evaluations of emotions—such as beliefs in duration, controllability, danger, shame, comprehensibility, and acceptance can lead to suppression, fear, avoidance and catastrophizing of emotional experience. Specific techniques will focus on normalizing and validating emotions, linking emotions to values, and accepting that these temporary but painful experiences can assist clients in enriching their emotional lives and deepening the nature of therapy. Brief examples will include jealousy.
Robert L. Leahy was educated at Yale University (BA, MS, PhD) and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine under the direction of Aaron Beck, the founder of cognitive therapy. He is the author and editor of 29 books that have been translated into 23 languages. Leahy is the Director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York City, Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill-Cornell Medical College, Past President of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and the International Association for Cognitive Therapy. He is the recipient of the Aaron T. Beck Award from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and the Outstanding Clinician Award from ABCT.
At the end of this workshop, the learner will be able to:
1. Identify the client’s emotional schemas.
2. Describe how pathologizing one’s emotions can lead to problematic strategies in coping with emotions.
3. Identify techniques that can help clients accept and learn from painful emotions.
4. Prepare clients in making room for feelings that they are trying to avoid
5. Describe how to help clients contextualize painful emotions as part of a broader life of meaning
1. Leahy, R.L. (2015) Emotional Schema Therapy. New York: Guilford.
2. Leahy, R.L. (2018) Emotional Schema Therapy: Distinctive Features. London: Routledge.
3. Leahy, R. L. (2020) Don’t Believe Everything You Feel: The CBT Workbook to Identify Your Emotional Schemas and Find Freedom from Anxiety and Depression. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
4. (2019) Research on emotional schemas: A review of findings and challenges, Clinical Psychologist, 23:1, 3-14, 10.1111/cp.12171
All attendees will receive a certificate of completion when the course requirements are satisfied. Certificates of completion is included in the cost of the webinar
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