Promoting Emotional Resilience

Cognitive-Affective Stress Management Training

Ronald E. Smith and James C. Ascough

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June 27, 2016
ISBN 9781462526314
Price: $46.00
340 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
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340 Pages
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“This volume represents an important departure from narrow manuals for treating DSM-diagnosed disorders and deals with what the therapist actually needs to do in clinical practice. Grounded both in empirical evidence and good clinical judgment, it provides invaluable guidelines for therapists.”

—Marvin R. Goldfried, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Stony Brook University


Promoting Emotional Resilience presents a powerful, detailed, evidence-based brief intervention program designed to help clients both experience and cope with life stress and negative emotions. The session-by-session chapters are beautifully written, with excellent patient handouts and clinical dialogues used to demonstrate key treatment principles. Smith and Ascough are among the founders of emotional processing treatments, and their approach reflects their unparalleled breadth and depth of knowledge. This book is a perfect fit for clinicians who wish to obtain superior clinical outcomes in as few sessions as possible. Highly recommended!”

—Kirk D. Strosahl, PhD, cofounder of acceptance and commitment therapy


“This outstanding book by Smith and Ascough provides a set of vivid, step-by-step guidelines for delivering a brief, empirically supported stress management and emotion regulation program that is widely useful not only for psychotherapists, but also for others coaching individuals with high stress or dysfunctional fear. The book is a really valuable clinical and training resource with easy-to-follow instructions and examples. Particularly notable is the induced affect technique, a powerful skills rehearsal procedure that is unknown to many clinicians, but applicable in many forms of therapy to address emotional avoidance and dysregulation. I was so excited about the strategies that I have incorporated them into my DBT skills book, and I am sure this book will be an important training resource in our DBT workshops and in the training of our graduate students. Likewise, the theoretically derived Stress and Coping Diary is an invaluable collaborative assessment and outcome tracking tool. This book is amazing and you won’t want to pass it by.”

—Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, Professor and Director Emeritus, Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, University of Washington; developer of DBT