Emotion Efficacy Therapy: A Brief, Exposure-Based Treatment for Emotion Regulation Integrating ACT and DBT
Publisher: Context Press
ISBN 10: 1626254036
ISBN 13: 978-1626254039
In this groundbreaking guide for clinicians, psychologist Matthew McKay and Aprilia West present emotional efficacy therapy (EET)—a powerful and proven-effective model for treating clients with emotion regulation disorders.
If you treat clients with emotion regulation disorders—including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder (BPD)—you know how important it is for these clients to take control of their emotions and choose their actions in accordance with their values. To help, emotion efficacy therapy (EET) provides a new, theoretically-driven, contextually-based treatment that integrates components from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) into an exposure-based protocol. In doing so, EET targets the transdiagnostic drivers of experiential avoidance and distress intolerance to increase emotional efficacy.
This step-by-step manual will show you how to help your clients confront and accept their pain, and learn to apply new adaptive responses to emotional triggers. Using a brief treatment that lasts as little as eight weeks, you will be able to help your clients understand and develop a new relationship with their emotions, learn how to have mastery over their emotional experience, practice values-based action in the midst of being emotionally triggered, and stop intense emotions from getting in the way of creating the life they want.
Using the transdiagnostic, exposure-based approach in this book, you can help your clients manage difficult emotions, curb negative reactions, and start living a better life. This book is a game changer for emotion exposure treatment!
—Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Buddha’s Brain and Hardwiring Happiness
—Kirk Strosahl, PhD, cofounder of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and coauthor of Inside This Moment
—Stefan G. Hofmann, PhD, professor of psychology at Boston University, and author of Emotion in Therapy
—Rochelle I. Frank, PhD, assistant clinical professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley
—Martin M. Antony, PhD, ABPP, professor of psychology at Ryerson Universityin Toronto, ON, Canada; and coauthor of The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook and The Anti-Anxiety Workbook
—Jacqueline B. Persons, PhD, director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Science Center in Oakland, CA; and clinical professor in the department of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley
—Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, licensed psychologist; codirector of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy; assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Berkeley; diplomate and founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy; and author of Anxiety and Avoidance
—Joan Davidson, PhD, codirector of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy; assistant clinical professor in the clinical science program at the University of California, Berkeley; coauthor of The Transdiagnostic Road Map to Case Formulation and Treatment Planning; and author of Daring to Challenge OCD