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Matthew McKay



Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, When Anger Hurts, and ACT on Life Not on Anger. He has also penned two fiction novels, Us and The Wawona Hotel. McKay received his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression. He lives and works in the Bay Area.
New Harbinger

The New Happiness

Matthew McKay
Authors:
Matthew McKay

We all want to be happy, but how do we achieve it? This unique workbook blends spiritual wisdom with evidence-based psychological practices to help you achieve lasting fulfilment.Most of us are searching for happiness in one form or another, but the "happiness" we've been conditioned to pursue is often elusive and fleeting. When we base our happiness on what we have-such as material possessions or status recognition from others-our happiness is no longer in our control. This workbook will show you that happiness is not about accumulating and consuming, or even achieving some deep state of spiritual bliss. Instead, you'll find a fresh perspective on how to achieve authentic happiness rooted in spiritual values and actions. Written by two best-selling authors in the field of psychology (The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook), this guide blends mindfulness-based spiritual practices with evidence-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you develop your own spiritual action plan. Using the practical guidance and exercises in this guide, you'll create a set of principles and behaviors aligned with your deepest values and sense of purpose, and learn to make decisions with a wise mind.Every moment of your life is an opportunity to make choices based on your own personal, deeply held spiritual values-why not start now? This workbook will give you the hands-on tools you need to get started.

New Harbinger

Anger Management for Everyone

Raymond Chip Tafrate, Howard Kassinove, Matthew McKay
Authors:
Raymond Chip Tafrate, Howard Kassinove, Matthew McKay
New Harbinger

Messages

Matthew McKay, Martha Davis, Patrick Fanning
Authors:
Matthew McKay, Martha Davis, Patrick Fanning
New Harbinger

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens

Michael A. Tompkins, Jonathan Barkin
Authors:
Michael A. Tompkins, Jonathan Barkin

Today's teens are totally stressed. Based on the self-help classic, The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, this evidence-based guide will help you develop a game plan for reducing stress so you can focus on reaching your goals.Are you feeling stressed out? You aren't alone. Between school, tests, friendships, dating, the latest drama on social media, college applications, and a bunch of confusing physical changes, it's no wonder that stress is a major mental health issue for many of today's teens. The good news is that there are simple ways you can reduce your stress and reach your goals. This workbook will show you how.With The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens, you'll learn to understand the underlying causes of your stress. You'll discover practical mindfulness and breathing techniques to help you calm your mind and body in moments of worry and anxiety. You'll also find tips for moving past "what ifs" and "shoulds," strategies for managing negative thoughts and emotions, and tools to help you develop your own personalized plan for dealing with stress. If you're ready to move past stress and worry and start focusing on your bright future, this workbook has everything you need to get started today. Teens need mental health resources more than ever. With over 1.2 million copies sold worldwide, Instant Help Books for teens are engaging, proven-effective, and recommended by therapists.

New Harbinger

The CBT Anxiety Solution Workbook

Matthew McKay
Authors:
Matthew McKay
New Harbinger

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Couples

Avigail Lev, Matthew McKay
Authors:
Avigail Lev, Matthew McKay

Relationships take work. In this much-anticipated book, best-selling author Matthew McKay and psychologist Avigail Lev present the ten most common relationship schemas, and provide an evidence-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) treatment protocol for professionals to help clients overcome the barriers that hold them back in their relationships.Romantic relationships are a huge challenge for many of us, as evidenced by our high divorce rates. But what is it that causes so much pain and discord in many relationships? In Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Couples, Matthew McKay and Avigail Lev provide the first ACT-based treatment protocol for couples that identifies the ten most common relationship schemas-and the coping behaviors they drive-to help you guide clients through their pain and toward solutions that reflect the needs and values of the couple. Rather than working to stop relationship schemas from being triggered or to reduce schema pain, you'll be able to help your clients observe and name what triggers their rigid coping behaviors when their schemas are activated. And by learning new skills when they're triggered, your clients will be able to replace avoidant and coping behaviors with values-based action for the betterment of the relationship. By making your clients' avoidant behavior the target of treatment- as opposed to their thoughts and beliefs-this skills-based guide provides the tools you need to help your clients change how they respond to their partner.

New Harbinger

Self-Esteem, 4th Edition

Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning
Authors:
Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning
New Harbinger

Emotion Efficacy Therapy

Matthew McKay, Aprilia West
Authors:
Matthew McKay, Aprilia West
New Harbinger

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Interpersonal Problems

Matthew McKay, Avigail Lev, Michelle Skeen
Authors:
Matthew McKay, Avigail Lev, Michelle Skeen

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Interpersonal Problems presents a complete treatment protocol for therapists working with clients who repeatedly fall into unhealthy patterns in their relationships with friends, family members, coworkers, and romantic partners. These clients may blame others, withdraw when feeling threatened, react defensively in conflicts, or have a deep-seated sense of distrust-all interpersonal problems that damage relationships and cause enormous suffering.This book presents an acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) approach-utilizing a schema-based formulation-to help these clients overcome maladaptive interpersonal behavior. First, clients learn how schema avoidance behavior damages their relationships. Second, clients face "creative hopelessness" and practice new mindfulness skills. Third, clients examine what they value in their relationships and what they hope to gain from them, and translate their values into clear intentions for acting differently in the future. And lastly, clients face the cognitive and emotional barriers standing between them and values-based behavior in their relationships. By learning to act on their values instead of falling into schema-influenced patterns, clients can eventually overcome the interpersonal problems that hold them back.

New Harbinger

The Interpersonal Problems Workbook

Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning
Authors:
Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning
New Harbinger

Why?

Matthew McKay
Authors:
Matthew McKay
New Harbinger

Thoughts and Feelings, Fourth Edition

Matthew McKay
Authors:
Matthew McKay
New Harbinger

Thirty-Minute Therapy for Anxiety

Matthew McKay
Authors:
Matthew McKay

Thirty-Minute Therapy for Anxiety presents a breakthrough approach to the treatment of anxiety that is designed to fit the needs of anxiety sufferers seeking fast solutions.It is a simple solution, a pocket guide designed to appeal to those readers seeking trustworthy, instant advice for healing their anxiety or helping to ease the anxiety of a loved one. This book follows the unique Thirty-Minute Therapy series format. In about one hour, readers learn the essentials about anxiety: what causes and contributes to anxiety symptoms, how to stop them, and how to keep them from coming back. Then, readers have the option of exploring each topic further through exercises they can do to practice the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness and acceptance techniques they have learned. Depending on how much each reader relates to the topic at hand, he or she may choose to delve further into the topic, or simply proceed to the next chapter. Readers seeking even more practice exercises and examples will appreciate the Thirty-Minute Therapy for Anxiety supplemental material available online exclusively to readers. This three-level approach allows readers to tailor their experience of reading the book to their specific needs and interests.

New Harbinger

Mind and Emotions

Matthew McKay
Authors:
Matthew McKay
New Harbinger

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Diary

Matthew McKay
Authors:
Matthew McKay

A Daily Journal for Taking Charge of Your Emotions Difficult emotions like anger, fear, sadness, guilt, and shame are part of being alive and are meant to help protect us, but when they get out of control, these emotions can also cause severe pain. When you're in the grip of an emotional storm, it's all too easy to overreact, lash out at others, or become angry with yourself. Therapists created dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, to help people with overwhelming emotions calm themselves when their feelings become too painful or out of control. The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Diary presents an overview of each of the four DBT skills-distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness-and includes a journal you can use each day to monitor your successes, chart your progress, and stay on track making productive changes in your life. With this diary, you can: Learn over twenty techniques to use when you feel overwhelmed, Observe and record your progress each day ,Find out which coping strategies work best for you, Discover nutrition and lifestyle changes that can make you feel better

New Harbinger

Messages: The Communication Skills Book

Matthew McKay
Authors:
Matthew McKay

Many people assume that good communicators possess an intrinsic talent for speaking and listening to others, a "gift of gab" that cannot be taught. The reality is that communication skills are developed slowly and with deliberate effort, and even the most gifted speakers may feel that there is at least one communication skill--say, public speaking--that they just can't master.Messages is a best-selling classic that has already helped more than 100,000 readers develop communication skills in all areas of life. Now in its third edition, this comprehensive and endlessly practical guide includes a new chapter on couples communication and new information on using validation strategies during conflicts. Topics covered in this book include: active listening, reading body language, developing conflict resolution skills, talking to children, communicating with family members, public speaking, handling group interactions, being interviewed for jobs, and being the interviewer. This book is an invaluable resource that can help any reader develop one of the most important skill sets they have.

New Harbinger

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)

Martha Davis, Matthew McKay, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman
Authors:
Martha Davis, Matthew McKay, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman

Since its first publication in 1980, "The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook" has become the most indispensable resource for effective and up-to-date techniques for relaxing the body, calming the mind, and refreshing the spirit. Therapists recommend the book to their clients; readers pass it on to their friends. More than half a million copies have helped millions of people take the edge off their stressful lives and find the peace they need to foster happiness and success. The overwhelming popularity of this book is the result of its comprehensive yet simple and straightforward adaptation of all the most effective relaxation techniques.No other book offers easy-to-use, step-by-step instructions for using progressive relaxation, autogenics, self-hypnosis, visualization, mindfulness, acceptance, and more. This revision will significantly update and simplify this timeless classic. The authors provide the most proven-effective worry and anger models based on the latest research. They have simplified many of the chapters so that readers only get the best treatment methods in the most accessible manner. Two new chapters include "Facing Feelings", which focuses on mindfulness and acceptance, and "Coping with Anger". The chapter on time management will be revised to include information on how to unplug from our wealth of electronic communication conveniences when necessary. The book also includes an updated resources section and subject index.

New Harbinger

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, Jeffrey Brantley
Authors:
Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, Jeffrey Brantley

First developed for treating borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has proven effective as treatment for a range of other mental health problems, especially for those characterized by overwhelming emotions. Research shows that DBT can improve your ability to handle distress without losing control and acting destructively. In order to make use of these techniques, you need to build skills in four key areas-distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook, a collaborative effort from three esteemed authors, offers straightforward, step-by-step exercises for learning these concepts and putting them to work for real and lasting change. Start by working on the introductory exercises and, after making progress, move on to the advanced-skills chapters. Whether you are a professional or a general reader, whether you use this book to support work done in therapy or as the basis for self-help, you'll benefit from this clear and practical guide to better managing your emotions.This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit - an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.Find more help online at cbt-self-help-therapy.com. CBT Self-Help Therapy offers web-based treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD) and emotion dysregulation based on the book The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook. This interactive program can be used by clients working on their own, or their therapists can monitor their work on the secure server. Other modules in CBT Self-Help Therapy offer treatment for stress, anxiety, depression, and anger.

New Harbinger

Couple Skills (2nd Ed)

Matthew McKay
Authors:
Matthew McKay
New Harbinger

The Anger Control Workbook

Matthew McKay
Authors:
Matthew McKay

Unfortunately, readers who finally realise that they need to work on their anger don't always have the patience to page through a complicated set of exercises, or make a commitment to a lengthy process with the promise of a positive outcome somewhere down the road. Thankfully, the new model of anger control introduced in THE ANGER CONTROL WORKBOOK is based on a radically simplified approach that gives readers the tools they need to manage their anger in their day-to-day lives.