This book is not a book on how to get a job or how to interview or how to write a resume. It is far more important. It is a book that helps the unemployed - and their families - cope more effectively during a difficult time. A self help book for people who often feel helpless - and forgotten.
Although the current economic crisis creates a sense of urgency, we have always had and will always have a large number of people who are unemployed. For many, it is the most difficult time that they have ever faced. Without help, the unemployed face an increased risk of binge drinking, depression, anxiety and suicide. For many, there is a decreased quality of mental health, life satisfaction and objective physical wellbeing. Most feel alone and helpless.
Dr Robert Leahy has worked with many unemployed people over the years, examining the psychological consequences of unemployment and exploring ways to help people cope with the emotional fallout of losing their job. This book gives readers psychological tools to handle their period of unemployment and simple, self-help strategies that can be used immediately to help them feel better and act better. The book draws on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as well as practices such as mindfulness to help readers boost their self-esteem and confidence, decrease anxiety and feelings of helplessness, and develop resiliance and strength going forward.
Robert L. Leah (B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Yale University), Director of The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, 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 Behavioural 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 Behavioural 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 is the author and editor of over 21 books, including The Worry Cure.
Keeping Your Head After Losing Your Job
Author: Robert L. Leahy