Contemporary research on major emotional disorders emphasizes their commonalities rather than their differences. This research continues to lend support for a unified transdiagnostic approach to treatment of these disorders that considers their commonalities and is applicable to a range of emotional problems.
Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders provides an alternative to disorder-specific treatments of various emotional disorders, designed to be applicable to the wide range of anxiety and other disorders with strong emotional components. The Therapist Guide and accompanying client Workbook present an eight-module therapy program that puts substantial emphasis on emotion-focused approaches, helping clients confront and experience challenging emotions while teaching them how to regulate those emotions. Expanded considerably in this second edition, the volume provides guidance on using the Unified Protocol (UP) to address problems not only with anxiety, but also with depression, eating disorders, non-suicidal self-injury, substance use, and anger. Treatment procedures have been further elucidated and more guidance is provided to practitioners on how to present key treatment concepts. Chapters brand new to this updated edition introduce functional assessment and describe how to provide the UP in a group format, while patient materials have been revised, streamlined, and made more user-friendly.
About the Author
David H. Barlow, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry emeritus, and Founder of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. He is editor-in-chief for the TreatmentsThatWork series of therapist manuals and patient workbooks, as well as editor of The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Barlow has published over 600 articles and chapters and over 80 books and clinical manuals, mostly in the area of the nature and treatment of emotional disorders and clinical research methodology.
Todd J. Farchione, PhD, is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University. Dr. Farchione's research focuses on the nature, assessment, and treatment of anxiety, mood, and related disorders. He has published over 60 articles and chapters in this area.
Shannon Sauer-Zavala, PhD, is a Research Assistant Professor in Boston University's Department of Psychology, as well as the Director of the Unified Protocol Training Institute. Her research is focused on identifying factors that maintain symptoms across broad classes of psychological disorders and using this information to streamline treatment for commonly co-occurring diagnoses. Dr. Sauer-Zavala has over 60 peer-reviewed publications in this area and is currently funded by the National Institute of Mental Health to continue this work.
Heather Murray-Latin, PhD, is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University.
Jacqueline R. Bullis, PhD, is an Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a clinical researcher in the Division of Depression and Anxiety Disorders at McLean Hospital. She completed her doctoral training in the clinical psychology program at Boston University
Kristen Ellard, PhD, is an Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School and an Assistant in Psychology and Clinical Research Fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry's Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation and Division of Neurotherapeutics.
Kate H. Bentley, PhD, is a Clinical and Research Fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and previously completed her doctoral training in the clinical psychology program at Boston University.
Hannah Boettcher, M.A., is a predoctoral intern at the VA Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky, and completed her doctoral training in the clinical psychology program at Boston University.
Clair Cassiello-Robbins, M.A., is an advanced doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at Boston University.
Table of Contents
Part I Background for Therapists
Chapter 1 Introduction to the Unified Protocol
Chapter 2 Basic Principles Underlying Treatment and Outline of the Treatment Procedures
Chapter 3 Additional Information for Therapists
Chapter 4 Overview of General Treatment Format and Procedures
Part II Treatment Modules
Chapter 5 Session 1: Functional Assessment and Introduction to Treatment
Chapter 6 Module 1: Setting Goals and Maintaining Motivation
Chapter 7 Module 2: Understanding Emotions
Chapter 8 Module 3: Mindful Emotion Awareness
Chapter 9 Module 4: Cognitive Flexibility
Chapter 10 Module 5: Countering Emotional Behaviors
Chapter 11 Module 6: Understanding and Confronting Physical Sensations
Chapter 12 Module 7: Emotion Exposures
Chapter 13 Medications for Anxiety, Depression, and Related Emotional Disorders
Chapter 14 Module 8: Recognizing Accomplishments and Looking to the Future
Chapter 15 Using the UP in a Group Format
Definitions of Key Terms
About the Authors