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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
 

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ISBN-10: 160918016X

ISBN-13: 9781609180164

Pub. Date: 12/03/2010

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Going beyond one-size-fits-all approaches, this indispensable book describes how to design and implement exposure-based interventions for clients suffering from any type of pathological worry or fear. The expert authors translate cutting-edge theory and research into flexible guidelines for real-world clinical practice. They present the nuts and bolts of

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Going beyond one-size-fits-all approaches, this indispensable book describes how to design and implement exposure-based interventions for clients suffering from any type of pathological worry or fear. The expert authors translate cutting-edge theory and research into flexible guidelines for real-world clinical practice. They present the nuts and bolts of individualized assessment and treatment planning and offer strategies for engaging clients successfully. Chapters organized around common anxiety triggers feature a wealth of case examples and specific ideas for exposure exercises. Special topics include working with child clients and combining therapy with medication. Several reproducible handouts and forms are provided.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609180164
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
12/03/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(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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