Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders: Mastering Clinical Challengesby Gillian Butler, Melanie Fennell, Ann Hackmann
Helping therapists bring about enduring change when treating clients with any anxiety disorder, this invaluable book combines expert guidance, in-depth exploration, and innovative clinical strategies. The authors draw on extensive experience and research to provide a framework for constructing lucid formulations of complex cases. They identify obstacles that
Helping therapists bring about enduring change when treating clients with any anxiety disorder, this invaluable book combines expert guidance, in-depth exploration, and innovative clinical strategies. The authors draw on extensive experience and research to provide a framework for constructing lucid formulations of complex cases. They identify obstacles that frequently arise during the early, middle, and later stages of treatment and present a wide range of practical solutions. The volume demonstrates clear-cut yet flexible ways to enhance client engagement, foster metacognitive awareness, facilitate emotional processing, address low self-esteem and fear of uncertainty, and much more. Reproducible handouts and forms are included.
"Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders is a refreshing alternative to many of the existing manuals on this topic. It presents a highly individualized, formulation-based, cognitive approach to treating these challenging conditions. The book is well grounded in science and includes solutions to the most common treatment roadblocks. I highly recommend it to anyone who works with people who suffer from anxiety disorders."Martin M. Antony, PhD, ABPP, Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"This book must be read by all those who seek to help people suffering from anxiety disorders. It clearly and accessibly portrays the essence of effective CBT for anxiety while avoiding oversimplified prescriptions. The book is unique in helping clinicians to achieve the integration of clinical art and clinical science that characterizes excellent CBT. The reader will learn essential therapeutic skills for striking a balance in two key areas: between general and specific factors in anxiety disorders and their treatment, and between self-acceptance and recognizing and implementing the need for change. Read this book and use it!"Paul Salkovskis, PhD, CPsychol, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London, and Clinical Director, Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Meet the Author
Gillian Butler, PhD, an Associate of the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She has conducted research on CBT for anxiety disorders and has a special clinical interest in the use of CBT during recovery from childhood trauma. Dr. Butler is the author of Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness, Manage Your Mind: The Mental Fitness Guide, Psychology: A Very Short Introduction, and other books. With colleagues from the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre (including Melanie Fennell and Ann Hackmann), she is a coeditor of the Oxford Guide to Behavioural Experiments in Cognitive Therapy.
Melanie Fennell, PhD, is Director of the University of Oxford Diploma/MSc in Advanced Cognitive Therapy Studies and is a research therapist in Oxford's Department of Psychiatry. She will also codirect a new Master of Studies in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy program. Dr. Fennell has contributed to the development of treatment protocols for depression and for a range of anxiety disorders, and has published widely on CBT for depression and low self-esteem. In 2002, she was voted "Most Influential Female UK Cognitive Therapist" by the membership of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.
Ann Hackmann, PhD, is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre and the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford. She has worked for over 20 years in a research group that specializes in the development of cognitive therapy protocols for anxiety disorders. Working with imagery in cognitive therapy is her special interest, and she has published widely on this topic. Dr. Hackmann has provided teaching and training in cognitive therapy in many national and international settings, and is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
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