|aInterpersonal reconstructive therapy for anger, anxiety, and depression : |bit's about broken hearts, not broken brains / |cLorna Smith Benjamin.
|aWashington, DC : |bAmerican Psychological Association, |cc2018.
|axi, 316 p. : |bill. ; |c26 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 279-299) and index.
|a"This book shows clinicians how to use Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy (IRT) to change maladaptive patterns regarding safety and threat. According to IRT theory, patients who suffer from maladaptive anger, anxiety, or depression are reenacting dysfunctional lessons in affect management modeled by parents and other early attachment figures...IRT gives sufferers the tools to revise or replace internalized versions of attachment figures to create a more secure internal base. IRT in integrative, drawing from any intervention relevant to the case formulation, and it is compatible with medications as needed for stress management. Evidence of effectiveness is provided for a treatment-resistant population. In this engaging book, Lorna Smith Benjamin shows how patients can more effectively cope with threat and find safety in their daily lives" -- Back cover.