In cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposures are the gold standard for treating anxiety-related disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, and phobias. But if you’re like many therapists, you’ve likely encountered clients who are fearful or reluctant to exposure therapy. As a result, you may also shy away from doing exposures out of fear of worsening your client’s anxiety or rupturing the client/therapist rapport. So, how can you find a new approach for using this effective—yet intimidating—treatment?
The Big Book of Exposures offers unconventional new exposures to help you provide the most effective treatment possible. In addition, you’ll also find a comprehensive overview of exposure therapy; a rationale for its use in treating anxiety-related disorders; troubleshooting tips for dealing with common roadblocks, such as avoidance; and techniques for helping clients stay motivated during treatment.
With this essential resource, you’ll learn to create engaging and enjoyable exposure exercises to improve treatment outcomes and help your clients live better lives.
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About the Author
David F. Tolin, PhD, ABPP, is the founder and director of the Anxiety Disorders Center/Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Hartford Hospital's Institute of Living in Hartford, CT. He is adjunct professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, and maintains a private practice in the greater Hartford area. Tolin has authored more than 150 scientific journal articles, as well as the books Face Your Fears: A Proven Plan to Beat Anxiety, Panic, Phobias, and Obsessions and Doing CBT: A Comprehensive Guide to Working with Behaviors, Thoughts, and Emotions.
Table of Contents
Part I An Overview of Exposure Therapy
Chapter 1 Anxiety, Avoidance, and Exposure 5
Chapter 2 Getting Clients on Board 15
Chapter 3 General Parameters of Exposure 27
Chapter 4 Helping Kids Climb the Exposure Ladder 53
Part II Getting Creative with Exposures for Anxiety and Related Disorders
Chapter 5 Specific Phobia 69
Chapter 6 Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia 105
Chapter 7 Social Anxiety Disorder 121
Chapter 8 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 139
Chapter 9 Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 167
Chapter 10 Illness Anxiety Disorder 183
Chapter 11 Separation Anxiety Disorder 193
Springer resides in Foxborough, MA (Norfolk County); Tolin resides in Hartford, CT.