Understanding and Treating Anxiety Disorders: An Integrative Approach to Healing the Wounded Self / Edition 1

Understanding and Treating Anxiety Disorders: An Integrative Approach to Healing the Wounded Self / Edition 1

by Barry Wolfe
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591471966

ISBN-13: 9781591471967

Pub. Date: 05/28/2005

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Understanding and Treating Anxiety Disorders: An Integrative Approach to Healing the Wounded Self provides in an effective new way to treat anxiety disorders that shows how, by evaluating the specific needs of a client and selecting appropriate approaches from several different therapeutic methods, one can identify and treat the specific emotional basis for a

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Understanding and Treating Anxiety Disorders: An Integrative Approach to Healing the Wounded Self provides in an effective new way to treat anxiety disorders that shows how, by evaluating the specific needs of a client and selecting appropriate approaches from several different therapeutic methods, one can identify and treat the specific emotional basis for a particular anxiety. This book includes an integrative theory of the etiology of various anxiety disorders and an integrative psychotherapy that incorporates psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive behavioral, humanistic experiential, and biomedical perspectives on anxiety. The approach is based in the premise that no single psychotherapeutic orientation is sufficient for the comprehensive and durable treatment of anxiety disorders. The integrated theories are first presented for anxiety disorders in general and then are applied to specific anxiety disorders, including specific phobias, social phobias, panic disorder with and without agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The author proposes that, in all of these variations of anxiety disorders, wounds to the client's sense of self are always central, and only by taking a tailored approach to a client's specific wounds can healing begin. This research-informed and clinically tested approach to helping clients resolve anxiety disorders will be of great interest to mental health practitioners of all orientations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591471967
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
301
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction3
Ch. 2On the nature and classification of anxiety13
Ch. 3Perspectives on anxiety disorders25
Ch. 4Toward an integrative etiological model of anxiety disorders61
Ch. 5An integrative model of the self81
Ch. 6The wounded self : an integrative etiological model of anxiety disorders105
Ch. 7The application of the integrative model to specific anxiety disorders125
Ch. 8Toward an integrative psychotherapy for anxiety disorders157
Ch. 9An integrative psychotherapy for anxiety disorders191
Ch. 10The integrative therapy applied to specific anxiety disorders213
Ch. 11Future directions and a final summary233
AppWolfe's focusing technique251

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