Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

From Science to Practice
Author: Michel J. Dugas,Melisa Robichaud
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135928355
Category: Psychology
Page: 264
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By focusing on the cognitive-behavioral model and treatment options, Dugas and Robichaud present a detailed analysis of the etiology, assessment, and treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: From Science to Practice provides a review of the empirical support for the different models of GAD. It includes a detailed description of the assessment and step-by-step treatment of GAD (including many examples of therapist-client dialogue), data on treatment efficacy in individual and group therapy, and concludes with a description of maintenance and follow-up strategies.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder

Evidence-based and Disorder-specific Treatment Techniques
Author: Stefan G. Hofmann,Michael W. Otto
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415954029
Category: Medical
Page: 216
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Social phobia, or social anxiety disorder, is among the most common (and debilitating) of the anxiety disorders, and at any given time it effects somewhere between 3 and 5% of the US population, with similar statistics found in countries around the world. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been demonstrated to be the most effective form of treatment for social phobia, but research has shown that conventional CBT principles and general interventions fall short of the mark. With this in mind, Hofmann and Otto have composed an organized treatment approach that includes specifically designed interventions to strengthen the relevant CBT strategies. This volume builds upon empirical research to address the psychopathology and heterogeneity of social phobia, creating a series of specific interventions with numerous case examples.

Cognitive Therapy of Anxiety Disorders

A Practice Manual and Conceptual Guide
Author: Adrian Wells
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118725425
Category: Medical
Page: 328
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Cognitive therapies are based on the idea that behavior and emotions result largely from an individual's appraisal of a situation, and are therefore influenced by that individual's beliefs, assumptions and images. This book is a comprehensive guide to cognitive therapy of anxiety disorders.

Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Evidence-based Strategies, Tools, and Techniques
Author: Jayne L. Rygh,William C. Sanderson
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781593850395
Category: Psychology
Page: 210
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This highly practical manual provides evidence based tools and techniques for assessing and treating clients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Proven cognitive-behavioral interventions are described in rich, step-by-step detail, together with illustrative case examples. With an emphasis on both accountability and flexibility, the clinician is guided to select from available options, weave them into individualized treatment plans, and troubleshoot problems that may arise. For those clients who do not respond well to CBT alone, the book also offers a chapter on cutting-edge supplementary interventions that have shown promise in preliminary clinical trials. Special features include a wealth of reproducible materials - over twenty-five client handouts and forms, assessment tools, and more - presented in a convenient large-size format.

Specialized Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

An Expert Clinician Guidebook
Author: Debbie Sookman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317397835
Category: Psychology
Page: 200
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Specialized Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an expert clinician guide for administration of evidence-based specialized cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for obsessive compulsive disorder and its subtypes. This book focuses on strategies to identify and resolve complex and varied reasons for resistance to CBT and to optimize symptom remission, generalize improvement, and forestall relapse during treatment for OCD. The interventions discussed build upon and elaborate the clinical and research work of other OCD experts, clinicians and researchers in the field of cognitive therapy, and are based on the author’s own research and clinical experience as an internationally known expert treating thousands of OCD patients. Criteria are outlined for symptom recovery and for treatment resistance in the context of optimal evidence-based specialized CBT delivery. Featuring treatment models and illustrative case studies, this book is a necessary addition to the library of mental health professionals who work with patients suffering from OCD.

The Generalized Anxiety Disorder Workbook

A Comprehensive CBT Guide for Coping with Uncertainty, Worry, and Fear
Author: Melisa Robichaud,Michel J. Dugas
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1626251533
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
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The Generalized Anxiety Disorder Workbook offers a powerful, comprehensive new approach to treating generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). If you have GAD, you may experience excessive and uncontrollable worry about daily life events, including your finances, family, health, future, and even minor concerns like traffic, work, or household issues. You aren’t alone. GAD is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health issues facing our society today. Unfortunately, this chronic condition can cause such excessive worrying that it can be difficult to live your life—and can even manifest in a number of physical symptoms, including sleep and concentration problems, fatigue, irritability, and feelings of restlessness. So, how can you take charge of your anxiety before it takes over your life? Based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this book provides real, proven-effective solutions. Written by three renowned anxiety experts, the book offers practical exercises and strategies to help soothe your worst worries, fears, and panic. The book focuses on what most often leads you to worry—the fear of uncertainty. In a nutshell, people with GAD worry as a way of mentally planning and preparing for any outcome that life throws their way. With this book, you’ll learn to stop seeing uncertainty as threatening—which will in turn, reduce your anxiety and instill a sense of calm. If you’re ready to stop letting your worries get the better of you, this easy-to-use workbook will help you—one step at a time.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Smoking Cessation

A Practical Guidebook to the Most Effective Treatments
Author: Kenneth A. Perkins,Cynthia A. Conklin,Michele D. Levine
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136920781
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
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Practitioners helping smokers to quit can be more effective by learning key therapeutic techniques aimed at increasing any smoker’s chances of success. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Smoking Cessation is a valuable guidebook to an empirically based CBT approach to smoking cessation that has been shown to be effective with or without the use of medications. This approach emphasizes techniques for enhancing the smoker’s motivation and confidence to quit, and teaching the smoker steps for preparing to quit, coping with the difficulties that emerge after quitting, and transitioning to become a long term nonsmoker. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Smoking Cessation offers the fundamental counseling strategies and interventions that have been established, researched, and refined over the past decade. This program outlines essential components that should be included in the treatment of any smoker, as well as steps to take when faced with smokers likely to have particular difficulty quitting. Unique to this volume is the inclusion of a specifically tailored CBT model designed to address weight gain concerns in the smoker. Perkins, Conklin, and Levine are leading researchers on effective smoking cessation intervention for those concerned about the potential gain in weight that accompanies quitting, and offer a flexible approach that allows the practitioner to tailor interventions to each individual. An invaluable addition to any health professional’s repertoire, the treatment model presented in this book provides practitioners with the tools necessary to help their clients to quit smoking.

Imagery-Enhanced CBT for Social Anxiety Disorder


Author: Peter M. McEvoy,Lisa M. Saulsman,Ronald M. Rapee
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462533051
Category: Medical
Page: 282
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"The treatment in this book helps to ease the suffering of people with social anxiety disorder by helping them to abandon the psychological factors that maintain their constant expectation of social catastrophe, while allowing them to retain the wonderful personal qualities they have that facilitate genuine and fulfilling relationships. Cognitive behavior therapy has been shown to be very helpful for SAD over many research trials with severe and complex clients. Imagery-based CBT "enhances" traditional approaches by emphasizing the benefits of facilitating cognitive and emotional change via the imagery mode. Multisensory imagery is highly emotionally evocative. Clients are encouraged to incorporate vivid, multisensory imagery into every aspect of the treatment in this book"--

Exposure Therapy for Anxiety

Principles and Practice
Author: Jonathan S. Abramowitz,Brett J. Deacon,Stephen P. H. Whiteside
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 146250969X
Category: Psychology
Page: 398
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Exposure therapy is the most effective psychological treatment for anxiety, yet many clinicians lack confidence in their ability to implement it effectively while keeping clients engaged. This indispensable book provides guidelines for conducting exposure-based interventions and overcoming common roadblocks. Drawing on cutting-edge theory and research, the authors walk clinicians through assessment and treatment planning and demonstrate a wealth of specific exposure exercises. Chapters are organized around common anxiety triggers that may cut across different diagnoses, making it easier to tailor treatment to each individual's needs. Several reproducible handouts and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Oxford Guide to Behavioural Experiments in Cognitive Therapy


Author: Khadj Rouf
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019100491X
Category: Psychology
Page: 496
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Behavioural experiments are one of the central and most powerful methods of intervention in cognitive therapy. Yet until now, there has been no volume specifically dedicated to guiding physicians who wish to design and implement behavioural experiments across a wide range of clinical problems. The Oxford Guide to Behavioural Experiments in Cognitive Therapy fills this gap. It is written by clinicians for clinicians. It is a practical, easy to read handbook, which is relevant for practising clinicians at every level, from trainees to cognitive therapy supervisors. Following a foreword by David Clark, the first two chapters provide a theoretical and practical background for the understanding and development of behavioural experiments. Thereafter, the remaining chapters of the book focus on particular problem areas. These include problems which have been the traditional focus of cognitive therapy (e.g. depression, anxiety disorders), as well as those which have only more recently become a subject of study (bipolar disorder, psychotic symptoms), and some which are still in their relative infancy (physical health problems, brain injury). The book also includes several chapters on transdiagnostic problems, such as avoidance of affect, low self-esteem, interpersonal issues, and self-injurious behaviour. A final chapter by Christine Padesky provides some signposts for future development. Containing examples of over 200 behavioural experiments, this book will be of enormous practical value for all those involved in cognitive behavioural therapy, as well as stimulating exploration and creativity in both its readers and their patients.

Cognitive Therapy for Chronic Pain

A Step-by-step Guide
Author: Beverly E. Thorn
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572309791
Category: Psychology
Page: 278
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Grounded in state-of-the-art theory and research, this hands-on volume provides a complete cognitive-behavioral treatment program for clients suffering from chronic pain. Ten clearly organized modules for use with groups or individuals offer well-tested strategies for engaging clients, challenging distorted thoughts and beliefs about pain, and helping to build needed skills for coping and adaptation. Also featured are a detailed theoretical and empirical rationale, along with guidelines for setting up treatment groups and conducting effective assessments. Presented in a large-size format for ease of photocopying and use, the book contains everything needed to implement the program, including numerous case examples and troubleshooting tips and over 40 reproducible session outlines, client handouts, and assessment tools.

Cognitive Therapy of Anxiety Disorders

Science and Practice
Author: David A. Clark,Aaron T. Beck
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1609189922
Category: Psychology
Page: 628
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- Winner of the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award - Mental Health Nursing! Aaron T. Beck - Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Nursing Centers Consortium! Updating and reformulating Aaron T. Beck's pioneering cognitive model of anxiety disorders, this book is both authoritative and highly practical. The authors synthesize the latest thinking and empirical data on anxiety treatment and offer step-by-step instruction in cognitive assessment, case formulation, cognitive restructuring, and behavioral intervention. They provide evidence-based mini-manuals for treating the five most common anxiety disorders: panic disorder, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive “compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. User-friendly features include vivid case examples, concise "Clinician Guidelines" that reinforce key points, and over three dozen reproducible handouts and forms.

Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders, Fifth Edition

A Step-By-Step Treatment Manual
Author: David H. Barlow
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462513263
Category: Psychology
Page: 768
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This clinical reference and widely adopted text is recognized as the premier guide to understanding and treating frequently encountered psychological disorders in adults. Showcasing evidence-based psychotherapy models, the volume addresses the most pressing question asked by students and practitioners--"How do I do it?" Leading authorities present state-of-the-art information on each clinical problem and explain the conceptual and empirical bases of their respective therapeutic approaches. Procedures for assessment, case formulation, treatment planning, and intervention are described in detail. Extended case examples with session transcripts illustrate each component of treatment. New to This Edition *Incorporates treatment innovations, the latest empirical findings, and changes to diagnostic criteria in DSM-5. *Chapter on acceptance-based treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. *Chapter on comorbid depression and substance abuse, demonstrating a transdiagnostic approach. *Chapter on sleep disorders.

Cognitive Therapy of Depression


Author: Aaron T. Beck
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9780898629194
Category: Psychology
Page: 425
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This bestselling, classic work offers a definitive presentation of the theory and practice of cognitive therapy for depression. Aaron T. Beck and his associates set forth their seminal argument that depression arises from a "cognitive triad" of errors and from the idiosyncratic way that one infers, recollects, and generalizes. From the initial interview to termination, many helpful case examples demonstrate how cognitive-behavioral interventions can loosen the grip of "depressogenic" thoughts and assumptions. Guidance is provided for working with individuals and groups to address the full range of problems that patients face, including suicidal ideation and possible relapse.

CBT for Worry and Generalised Anxiety Disorder


Author: Andrew Wilkinson,Kevin Meares,Mark Freeston
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446210154
Category: Medical
Page: 160
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This practical introduction helps trainees use cognitive behavioural therapy to assess and treat generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), one of the most commonly presented client issues. Taking the reader step-by-step through each stage of CBT with anxiety and worry, the authors illustrate the whole range of different treatment techniques whilst keeping the book accessible and concise. Tailored to current High and Low Intensity (IAPT) training, it covers self-help literature as well as traditional one-to-one therapy. The book: - contains illustrative case material, balancing an evidence-based approach with awareness of the realities of today's practice - alerts trainees to the potential complicating factors and the co-existence of other anxiety or mood disorders alongside GAD - addresses cross-cutting professional themes, such as working with morbidity and the pressures of working within NHS settings. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this book is essential reading for all CBT trainees on IAPT programmes, as well as trainees on postgraduate counselling, psychotherapy and clinical psychology courses. Qualified therapists who require an update in this area will also find this a useful resource.

Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing

An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students
Author: Andrew Clifton,Steve Hemingway,Anne Felton,Gemma Stacey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118880234
Category: Medical
Page: 536
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Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing is an accessible evidence-based introduction to the role of the mental health nurse. This comprehensive overview explores concepts of mental health and distress, ethics and accountability, key nursing models to be aware of, and the prevalence, predisposing factors and features of the most commonly occurring mental health problems. KEY FEATURES: Places mental health conditions and interventions within a wider holistic context Situates recovery at the centre of mental health nursing practice Links key concepts to mental health across the lifespan Contains learning outcomes in each chapter and includes vignettes, activities and reflective exercises to root concepts in real life practice Information is placed in a practice context from the outset, making this an essential guide to both the theory and the practice of mental health nursing. It is ideal for students on courses relating to mental health care, as well as for registered nurses and health care practitioners looking to revise their knowledge of key concepts. www.wiley.com/go/fundamentalsofmentalhealth Interactive multiple-choice questions Links to online resources Chapter summary sheets Dr Andrew Clifton is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at De Montfort University. Dr Steve Hemingway is Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at the University of Huddersfield. Dr Anne Felton is Associate Professor in Mental Health and Social Care and Dr Gemma Stacey is Associate Professor in Mental Health and Social Care, both at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham. For more information on the complete range of Wiley nursing publishing, please visit: www.wileynursing.com To receive automatic updates on Wiley books and journals, join our email list. Sign up today at www.wiley.com/email

Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders, 2e


Author: Robert L. Leahy,Stephen J. F. Holland,Lata K. McGinn
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462501478
Category: Psychology
Page: 490
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This widely used book is packed with indispensable tools for treating the most common clinical problems encountered in outpatient mental health practice. Chapters provide basic information on depression and the six major anxiety disorders; step-by-step instructions for evidence-based assessment and intervention; illustrative case examples; and practical guidance for writing reports and dealing with third-party payers. In a convenient large-size format, the book features 74 reproducible client handouts, homework sheets, and therapist forms for assessment and record keeping. The CD-ROM enables clinicians to rapidly generate individualized treatment plans, print extra copies of the forms, and find information on frequently prescribed medications. New to This Edition*The latest research on each disorder and its treatment.*Innovative techniques that draw on cognitive, behavioral, and mindfulness- and acceptance-based approaches.*Two chapters offering expanded descriptions of basic behavioral and cognitive techniques.*More than half of the 74 reproducibles are entirely new.

Oxford Guide to Low Intensity CBT Interventions


Author: James Bennett-Levy,David Richards,Paul Farrand,Helen Christensen,Kathy Griffiths,David Kavanagh,Britt Klein,Mark A. Lau,Judy Proudfoot,Lee Ritterband,Jim White,Chris Williams
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191029351
Category: Psychology
Page: 632
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Mental disorders such as depression and anxiety are increasingly common. Yet there are too few specialists to offer help to everyone, and negative attitudes to psychological problems and their treatment discourage people from seeking it. As a result, many people never receive help for these problems. The Oxford Guide to Low Intensity CBT Interventions marks a turning point in the delivery of psychological treatments for people with depression and anxiety. Until recently, the only form of psychological intervention available for patients with depression and anxiety was traditional one-to-one 60 minute session therapy - usually with private practitioners for those patients who could afford it. Now Low Intensity CBT Interventions are starting to revolutionize mental health care by providing cost effective psychological therapies which can reach the vast numbers of people with depression and anxiety who did not previously have access to effective psychological treatment. The Oxford Guide to Low Intensity CBT Interventions is the first book to provide a comprehensive guide to Low Intensity CBT interventions. It brings together researchers and clinicians from around the world who have led the way in developing evidence-based low intensity CBT treatments. It charts the plethora of new ways that evidence-based low intensity CBT can be delivered: for instance, guided self-help, groups, advice clinics, brief GP interventions, internet-based or book-based treatment and prevention programs, with supported provided by phone, email, internet, sms or face-to-face. These new treatments require new forms of service delivery, new ways of communicating, new forms of training and supervision, and the development of new workforces. They involve changing systems and routine practice, and adapting interventions to particular community contexts. The Oxford Guide to Low Intensity CBT Interventions is a state-of-the-art handbook, providing low intensity practitioners, supervisors, managers commissioners of services and politicians with a practical, easy-to-read guide - indispensible reading for those who wish to understand and anticipate future directions in health service provision and to broaden access to cost-effective evidence-based psychological therapies.

Exposure Therapy for Treating Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

A Comprehensive Guide
Author: Veronica L. Raggi,Jessica G. Samson,Julia W. Felton,Heather R. Loffredo,Lisa H. Berghorst
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1626259240
Category: Psychology
Page: 364
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Written by a team of clinicians specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents, this professional guide offers a comprehensive, practical resource for implementing exposure therapy when treating children and adolescents with anxiety. Each chapter is devoted to tailoring exposure work to a specific anxiety-related condition, such as separation anxiety, phobias, panic, social anxiety, and more, using a variety of creative exposure ideas and activities. In Exposure Therapy for Treating Anxiety in Children and Adolescents, you’ll find detailed hierarchies and clinical suggestions for treating each specific childhood anxiety condition, including separation anxiety, school refusal, selective mutism, specific phobia, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and emotion tolerance. The book also offers an overview of exposure therapy and its implementation in children and adolescents, including a review of current research and empirical findings on this approach. With this book, you’ll also find solid strategies for conducting detailed clinical assessments, so you can gain a greater understanding the specific anxiety triggers and factors that play a role in the development of and maintenance of the child’s problem, and learn how this information can be used to guide you in your development of specific exposure exercises. Finally, you’ll find tips on how to assess for family variables that may contribute to the maintenance of the child’s condition, as well as ways to work with parents in becoming effective coaches for their children during exposure-based activities. Children are vastly different than adults in their treatment needs and in the process through which effective therapy is implemented. If you’re looking for clear, practical guidelines for designing, adapting, and implementing specific exposure exercises for your young clients, this book provides everything you need in one place.