Mastery of Your Specific Phobia: Therapist Guide / Edition 2

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Overview

Specific Phobia is the most commonly occurring anxiety disorder with approximately 12.5% of the general population reporting at least one specific phobia during their lives. People may fear heights, flying, spiders, blood, water, and any other number of circumscribed objects or situations. Research has shown the most effective treatment for these fears and phobias is an exposure-based, cognitive-behavioral program.

Written by renowned researchers, this Therapist Guide provides you with all the information you need to help your clients ease their anxiety and conquer their fears. Whether they are afraid of dentists, dogs, or driving, you can teach your clients the necessary skills to overcome their phobia in as little as a few weeks. The strategies outlined in this book include exposure exercises and cognitive restructuring techniques. The corresponding Workbook includes blank forms and records for tracking progress and allows the client to extend the therapeutic experience outside of the office. Together, both books form a comprehensive package that has proven to be the most effective and successful treatment available for specific phobia.

TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions!

· All programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of research

· A prestigious scientific advisory board, led by series Editor-In-Chief David H. Barlow, reviews and evaluates each intervention to ensure that it meets the highest standard of evidence so you can be confident that you are using the most effective treatment available to date

· Our books are reliable and effective and make it easy for you to provide your clients with the best care available

· Our corresponding workbooks contain psychoeducational information, forms and worksheets, and homework assignments to keep clients engaged and motivated

· A companion website (www.oup.com/us/ttw) offers downloadable clinical tools and helpful resources

· Continuing Education (CE) Credits are now available on select titles in collaboration with PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER)

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is an excellent pair of books in what I imagine, given Barlow's expertise, experience, and track record, will be a very good series. The pairing of a therapist guide and companion workbook sets the series apart from previous texts that have provided either practitioner guidebooks or self-help manuals."—PsycCRITIQUES

"The Therapist Guide is a good, well-written accompaniment to the wrokbook, providing the therapist with the latest research and treatment rationale to help develop effective treatment plans for individuals wishing to overcome their specific phobias."—CBT Today

"The book covers a wide spectrum of fears and phobias, and are grouped in a way that reflects the heterogeneity among specific phobias... Both the Therapist Guide and the accompanying Client Workbook are user-friendly in terms of layout and comprehensibility of content. Time is taken to introduce the evidence-base for the efficacy of cognitive behaviour techniques in the treatment of fears and phobias; this supplies the therapist with knowledge and confidence in this form of treatment."—Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195189179
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/31/2006
  • Series: Treatments That Work Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 496,790
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin M. Antony, Ph.D. is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. He is also Chief Psychologist and Director of the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario. Dr. Antony has published fourteen books and more than 100 scientific articles and book chapters in the areas of anxiety disorders and cognitive behavior therapy. His work has been recognized by awards from the Society of Clinical Psychology (American Psychological Association), the Canadian Psychological Association, and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. Dr. Antony's web site can be found at www.martinantony.com.

Michelle G. Craske received her PhD from the University of British Columbia in 1985 and has published over 100 articles and chapters in the areas of anxiety disorders and fear. Currently, she is professor of psychology in the department of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Behavioral Research Program. Her research focuses on furthering the understanding of fear and anxiety and in developing more effective treatments for the anxiety disorders.

David H. Barlow is currently Professor and Director of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders and Director of Clinical Psychology Programs at Boston University. His major interests over the past 30 years has been the study of anxiety and its disorders, and developing new psychological procedures for practice settings. He has published over 400 articles and chapters and over 20 books. He is the recipient of the 2000 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology. Other awards include the Career Contribution Awards from the Massachusetts and California Psychological Associations, and a MERIT award from the National Institute of Mental Health for long-term contributions to the clinical research effort.

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Table of Contents

1. Introductory Information for Therapists
PART 1. Introduction to Specific Phobias and their Treatment
2. Specific Phobias: Phenomenology
3. Specific Phobias: How do they Develop?
4. Specific Phobias: Learning About Your Specific Phobia
PART 2. General Principles of Treatment for Specific Phobias
5. Specific Phobias: Developing a Treatment Plan
6. Specific Phobias: Changing Thoughts
7. Specific Phobias: Preparing for Exposure
8. Specific Phobias: Specifics of Exposure
PART 3. Strategies and Ideas for Various Specific Phobias
9. Overcoming Blood, Injection, and Injury Phobias
10. Overcoming Claustrophobia
11. Overcoming Animal and Insect Phobias
12. Overcoming Height Phobias
13. Overcoming Driving Phobias
14. Overcoming Flying Phobias
15. Overcoming Phobias of Storms, Water, Choking, or Vomiting
Suggested Additional Readings.
References.
About the Authors.

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