Psychological Approaches to Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Clinician's Guide to Assessment and Treatment / Edition 1

Psychological Approaches to Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Clinician's Guide to Assessment and Treatment / Edition 1

by Holly Hazlett-Stevens
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387768696

ISBN-13: 9780387768694

Pub. Date: 08/12/2008

Publisher: Springer US

One of the hallmarks of generalized anxiety disorder, along with diffuse pathological worry and somatic complaints, is its resistance to therapy. Of available treatment modalities for GAD, cognitive-behavioral therapy garners the best empirical support in terms of successful long-term results. Psychological Approaches to Generalized Anxiety Disorder offers clinicians…  See more details below

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One of the hallmarks of generalized anxiety disorder, along with diffuse pathological worry and somatic complaints, is its resistance to therapy. Of available treatment modalities for GAD, cognitive-behavioral therapy garners the best empirical support in terms of successful long-term results. Psychological Approaches to Generalized Anxiety Disorder offers clinicians a wide variety of CBT strategies to help clients develop core anxiety-reduction skills, presented so that readers can hone their own clinical skills. Concise without skimping on information, this book reviews current theory and research, addresses important diagnostic issues, and provides salient details in these key areas: Assessment procedures and treatment planning. Latest therapy outcome data, including findings on newer therapies. Specific CBT techniques, including cognitive strategies, psychoeducation, anxiety monitoring, relaxation exercises, and more. Dealing with noncompliance, client ambivalence, and other challenges to therapy. Special considerations for treating older adults with GAD. Relapse prevention, transition issues, and ending treatment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387768694
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
08/12/2008
Series:
Series in Anxiety and Related Disorders
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1 Diagnosis, Clinical Features, and Theoretical Perspectives 1

2 GAD Treatment Research 13

3 Assessment Procedures and Treatment Planning 29

4 Psychoeducation and Anxiety Monitoring 59

5 Relaxation Strategies 81

6 Cognitive Strategies 107

7 Behavior Therapy and Exposure Strategies 141

8 Common Problems and Clinical Considerations 157

References 171

Index 185

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