Exposure Therapy for Anxiety: Principles and Practice

Exposure Therapy for Anxiety: Principles and Practice

by Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Brett J. Deacon, Stephen P. H. Whiteside
     
 

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… See more details below

Overview

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. Reproducible handouts and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462509690
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
01/22/2013
Pages:
398
Sales rank:
633,630
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


I. The Fundamentals of Exposure Therapy
1. Overview and History of Exposure Therapy for Anxiety
2. How Well Does Exposure Therapy Work?
3. The Nature and Treatment of Clinical Anxiety
4. Treatment Planning I: Functional Assessment
5. Treatment Planning II: Hierarchy Development and Treatment Engagement
6. Implementing Exposure Therapy: An Overview
II. Implementing Exposure Therapy for Specific Types of Fears
7. Animal-Related Fears
8. Natural Environments
9. Social Concerns
10. Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts
11. Bodily Cues and Health Concerns
12. Contamination
13. The Aftermath of Trauma
14. Blood-, Injection-, and Injury-Related Stimuli
15. Incompleteness, Asymmetry, and Not-Just-Right Feelings
III. Special Considerations in the Use of Exposure Techniques
16. Exposure Therapy with Complex Cases
17. Exposure Therapy with Children
18. Involving Significant Others in Treatment
19. Combining Exposure Therapy with Medication
20. Maintaining Improvement after Treatment
21. A Risk-Benefit Analysis of Exposure Therapy

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