Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology

A Transdiagnostic Approach to Etiology and Treatment

Edited by Ann M. Kring and Denise M. Sloan

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Regardless of their specific diagnosis, many people seeking treatment for psychological problems have some form of difficulty in managing emotional experiences. This state-of-the-art volume explores how emotion regulation mechanisms are implicated in the etiology, development, and maintenance of psychopathology. Leading experts present current findings on emotion regulation difficulties that cut across diagnostic boundaries and present psychotherapeutic approaches in which emotion regulation is a primary target of treatment. Building crucial bridges between research and practice, chapters describe cutting-edge assessment and intervention models with broad clinical utility, such as acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, and behavioral activation treatment.

“An excellent resource for researchers interested in psychopathology and clinicians interested in the integrative science underpinning therapy. The book's key strength is that it is one of the few to combine transdiagnostic and translational approaches. Chapters on the basic science and theory of emotion regulation across psychological disorders are brought together with chapters on relevant treatment approaches.”

—Edward R. Watkins, PhD, Mood Disorders Centre, School of Psychology, University of Exeter, United Kingdom


“Kring and Sloan correctly point out that emotion dysregulation is a central component of a diverse set of psychiatric disorders and maladaptive behaviors. They have assembled a stellar group of contributors to address this important issue. By highlighting common difficulties across disorders, this superb volume challenges readers' conceptualizations of the distinctiveness of diagnostic categories. This book should be required reading for scientists or students who want to gain a more comprehensive understanding of mechanisms that might underlie psychiatric disturbance.”

—Ian H. Gotlib, PhD, Department of Psychology, Stanford University


“For millennia, humans have struggled to achieve control over their emotions. In Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology, the editors have assembled leading experts to explore the recent outpouring of rigorous scientific work in this area. Wonderfully readable chapters offer state-of-the-art conceptualizations of emotion regulation and apply these concepts to the description and treatment of psychopathology. This book will be a definitive, essential resource for clinicians, graduate students, and researchers.”

—Jonathan Rottenberg, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of South Florida


“This authoritative book brings the reader up to date on work on emotion regulation. This is a topic of great importance for psychopathology that has stimulated a large number of recent scientific papers. Researchers will find quite a bit of valuable information; clinicians will, too, including principles to apply in practice. The volume is accessible and very well edited.”

—Joel Paris, MD, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, McGill University, Canada

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview, Denise M. Sloan and Ann M. Kring

I. Models of Emotion Regulation: Insights from Basic Science

1. Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology: A Conceptual Framework, Kelly Werner and James J. Gross

2. Development of Emotion Regulation: More Than Meets the Eye, Ross A. Thompson and Miranda Goodman

3. How We Heal What We Don’t Want to Feel: The Functional Neural Architecture of Emotion Regulation, Bryan T. Denny, Jennifer A. Silvers, and Kevin N. Ochsner

4. On the Need for Conceptual and Definitional Clarity in Emotion Regulation Research on Psychopathology, Lian Bloch, Erin K. Moran, and Ann M. Kring

II. Problems of Emotion Regulation that Span Different Disorders: Descriptions, Mechanisms, Comorbidities

5. Experiential Avoidance as a Functional Contextual Concept, Jennifer L. Boulanger, Steven C. Hayes, and Jacqueline Pistorello

6. Suppression, Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault, Maria Steenkamp, and Brett T. Litz

7. Emotion Context Sensitivity in Adaptation and Recovery, Karin G. Coifman and George A. Bonanno

8. Cognition and Emotion Regulation, Jutta Joormann, K. Lira Yoon, and Matthias Siemer

9. Goal Dysregulation in the Affective Disorders, Sheri L. Johnson, Charles S. Carver, and Daniel Fulford

10. Maximizing Positive Emotions: A Translational, Transdiagnostic Look at Positive Emotion Regulation, Daniel G. Dillon and Diego A. Pizzagalli

11. The Role of Sleep in Emotional Brain Regulation, Els van der Helm and Matthew P. Walker

III. Treatment of Problems in Emotion Regulation

12. Emotions, Emotion Regulation, and Psychological Treatment: A Unified Perspective, Christopher P. Fairholme, Christina L. Boisseau, Kristen K. Ellard, Jill T. Ehrenreich, and David H. Barlow

13. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in an Emotion Regulation Context, Sonsoles Valdivia-Salas, Sean C. Sheppard, and John P. Forsyth

14. Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation: Outcomes and Possible Mediating Mechanisms, Kathleen M. Corcoran, Norman Farb, Adam Anderson, and Zindel V. Segal

15. Emotion Regulation as an Integrative Framework for Understanding and Treating Psychopathology, Douglas S. Mennin and David M. Fresco

16. Attention and Emotion Regulation, Charles T. Taylor and Nader Amir

17. Working with Emotion and Emotion Regulation in Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depressed Mood, Matthew R. Syzdek, Michael E. Addis, and Christopher R. Martell

18. Toward an Affective Science of Insomnia Treatments, Allison G. Harvey, Eleanor McGlinchey, and June Gruber


About the Editors

Ann M. Kring, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and former Director of the Clinical Science Program and Psychology Clinic. Her current research focus is on emotion and psychopathology, with a specific interest in the emotional features of schizophrenia, assessing negative symptoms in schizophrenia, and the linkage between cognition and emotion in schizophrenia. Dr. Kring has received numerous awards, including a Young Investigator award from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, the Joseph Zubin Memorial Fund Award, and a Distinguished Teaching Award from UC Berkeley. She is currently a member of the Executive Board for the Society for Research in Psychopathology, Associate Editor for the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, and a member of the editorial board for the journals Emotion, Applied and Preventive Psychology, and Psychological Science in the Public Interest.

Denise M. Sloan, PhD, is Associate Director in the Behavioral Science Division at the National Center for PTSD and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine. Her current research focus is on emotion and psychopathology, with a specific interest in emotional processes in traumatic stress disorders and integration of methods to assess and treat emotional disturbances related to traumatic stress. Dr. Sloan has received funding for her work from the National Institute of Mental Health and the U.S. Department of Defense, among other organizations. She is a member of the editorial board for the journals Behavior Therapy, Psychosomatic Medicine, and Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy.

Contributors

Michael E. Addis, PhD, Department of Psychology, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts

Nader Amir, PhD, Center for Understanding and Treating Anxiety and Department of Psychology, San Diego State University, San Diego, California

Adam Anderson, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

David H. Barlow, PhD, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Lian Bloch, MA, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California

Christina L. Boisseau, MA, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

George A. Bonanno, PhD, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York

Jennifer L. Boulanger, BS, Department of Psychology, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, Nevada

Charles S. Carver, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Karin G. Coifman, PhD, Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, New York

Kathleen M. Corcoran, PhD, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bryan T. Denny, BA, Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, New York

Daniel G. Dillon, PhD, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Jill T. Ehrenreich, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Kristen K. Ellard, MA, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Christopher P. Fairholme, MA, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Norman Farb, MA, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

John P. Forsyth, PhD, Department of Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, New York

David M. Fresco, PhD, Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Daniel Fulford, MS, Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Miranda Goodman, MA, Department of Psychology, University of California Davis, Davis, California

James J. Gross, PhD, Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, California

June Gruber, MA, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California

Allison G. Harvey, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California

Steven C. Hayes, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, Nevada

Sheri L. Johnson, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California

Jutta Joormann, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Ann M. Kring, PhD, Clinical Science Program and Psychology Clinic, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California

Brett T. Litz, PhD, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, and Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

Christopher R. Martell, PhD, private practice, Seattle, Washington

Eleanor McGlinchey, BA, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California

Douglas S. Mennin, PhD, Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Erin K. Moran, BA, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California

Kevin N. Ochsner, PhD, Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, New York

Jacqueline Pistorello, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, Nevada

Diego A. Pizzagalli, PhD, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault, PhD, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, and Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

Zindel V. Segal, PhD, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Canada

Sean C. Sheppard, BA, Department of Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, New York

Matthias Siemer, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Jennifer A. Silvers, BA, Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, New York

Denise M. Sloan, PhD, Behavioral Science Division, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, and Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

Maria Steenkamp, MA, Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Matthew R. Syzdek, MA, Department of Psychology, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts

Charles T. Taylor, PhD, Center for Understanding and Treating Anxiety and Department of Psychology, San Diego State University, San Diego, California

Ross A. Thompson, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of California Davis, Davis, California

Sonsoles Valdivia-Salas, PhD, Department of Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, New York

Els van der Helm, MSc, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California

Matthew P. Walker, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California

Kelly Werner, PhD, Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, California

K. Lira Yoon, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Audience

Mental health practitioners in a range of disciplines; researchers in clinical and personality psychology and psychopathology; graduate students in these fields.

Course Use

May serve as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses.