Dr. Robert Leahy
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Robert L. Leahy (B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Yale University), Director,
completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry,
University of Pennsylvania Medical School under the direction of Dr.
Aaron Beck, the founder of cognitive therapy. Dr. Leahy is the
Past-President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive
Therapies, Past-President of the International Association of Cognitive
Psychotherapy, Past-President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy,
Director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy (NYC), and
Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill-Cornell
University Medical School. Dr. Leahy is the Honorary Life-time
President, New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association and a
Distinguished Founding Fellow, Diplomate, of the Academy of Cognitive
Therapy. He has received the Aaron T. Beck award for outstanding
contributions in cognitive therapy.
He was Associate Editor of The Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy
(serving as Editor 1998-2003). Dr. Leahy is now Associate Editor of The
International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. He has served on the Scientific
Advisory Committee of the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill. Dr.
Leahy serves on a number of scientific committees for international
conferences on cognitive behavioral therapy and is a frequent keynote
speaker and workshop leader at conferences and universities throughout
the world. For a listing of professional presentations click here.
He is author and editor of 22 books, including Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders (with Holland), Overcoming Resistance in Cognitive Therapy, Bipolar Disorder: A Cognitive Therapy Approach (with Newman, Beck, Reilly-Harrington, & Gyulai), Cognitive Therapy Techniques, Roadblocks in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychological Treatments of Bipolar Disorder (ed. with Johnson), Contemporary Cognitive Therapy, The Therapeutic Relationship in the Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapies (ed. with Gilbert) and The Worry Cure
which received critical praise from the New York Times and has been
selected by Self Magazine as one of the top eight self-help books of all
time. His book The Worry Cure
has been translated into nine languages and is a selection of the Book
of the Month Club, Literary Guild and numerous other book clubs. Eleven
of his clinical books have been book club selections. His two recent
popular audience books are Anxiety-Free: Unravel Your Fears before They Unravel You and Beat the Blues Before They Beat You: How to Overcome Depression.
Dr. Leahy's recent clinical books include Emotion Regulation in Psychotherapy: A Practitioner's Guide (with Tirch and Napolitano), Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders, Second Edition (with Holland and McGinn), and Treatment Plans and Interventions for Bulimia and Binge-Eating Disorder
(with Zweig). He is the general editor of a series of books to be
published by Guilford Press--Treatment Plans and Interventions for
Evidence-Based Psychotherapy. His books have been translated into
18 languages and are used throughout the world in training
cognitive behavioral therapists. His new book, Keeping Your Head after Losing Your Job, will be out in 2013.
He has been featured in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Forbes,
Fortune, Newsweek, Psychology Today, Washington Post, Redbook, Shape,
First for Women, Women's Health, Self Magazine, USA Today Magazine and
many other magazines and newspapers worldwide and he has appeared on
national and local radio and on television (20/20, Good Morning America,
and The Early Show).
For information on media coverage of Dr. Leahy's work please click here. To hear a podcast by Dr. Leahy on worry, click here. To read Dr. Leahy's Anxiety Blog on Psychology Today, click here.
He is currently working on books for clinicians on emotional processing.
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