Overcoming Specific Phobia - Client Manual

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Effective protocols save time, increase the probability of obtaining good results, make it easier to train and supervise new therapists, and satisfy the needs of third parties to know that the proposed treatment follows the best available practices. Protocols are consistently formatted and organized; a detailed session-by-session treatment program that includes worksheets, homework assignments, in-session treatment exercises, and didactic material; specific assessment measures?both for the target disorder and for...

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Overview

Effective protocols save time, increase the probability of obtaining good results, make it easier to train and supervise new therapists, and satisfy the needs of third parties to know that the proposed treatment follows the best available practices. Protocols are consistently formatted and organized; a detailed session-by-session treatment program that includes worksheets, homework assignments, in-session treatment exercises, and didactic material; specific assessment measures—both for the target disorder and for the overall treatment program; a treatment plan summary for managed care requirements. This protocol outlines a ten-session treatment for individual adults suffering from any specific phobia. Techniques include relaxation, coping skills, systematic desensitization, and in vivo exposure.

All of the therapist protocols in the Best Practices series share these common features:

  • A consistent format and organization
  • A detailed, session-by-session treatment program that includes worksheets, homework assignments, in-session treatment exercises, and didactic material
  • Specific assessment measures—both for the target disorder and for the overall treatment program A treatment plan summary for managed care requirements

Each therapist protocol is accompanied by its own corresponding step-by-step client manual, containing all the education materials, worksheets, and skill-building assignments that the client will need.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572241152
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Series: Best Practices for Therapy Series
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 7.76 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Edmund Bourne, Ph.D., has specialized in treating anxiety disorders and related problems for two decades. He is author of the highly regarded Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, which has helped numerous people in the United States and other countries. For many years, Dr. Bourne was director of The Anxiety Treatment Center in San Jose and Santa Rosa, California. Currently he resides in Kona, Hawaii and in California.

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