By Jonathan S. Abramowitz PhD, Brett J. Deacon PhD, Stephen P. H. Whiteside PhD ABPP
Publicity treatment is the simplest mental therapy for anxiousness, but many clinicians lack self assurance of their skill to enforce it successfully whereas conserving consumers engaged. This critical booklet presents directions for accomplishing exposure-based interventions and overcoming universal roadblocks. Drawing on state of the art idea and examine, the authors stroll clinicians via review and therapy making plans and display a wealth of particular publicity workouts. Chapters are equipped round universal nervousness triggers which may reduce throughout diversified diagnoses, making it more straightforward to tailor remedy to every individual's wishes. Reproducible handouts and types could be downloaded and revealed in a handy eight 0.5" x eleven" dimension.
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Additional info for Exposure Therapy for Anxiety: Principles and Practice
H. Whiteside, PhD, ABPP, is Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Child Anxiety Disorders Program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He conducts research on the assessment and treatment of childhood anxiety disorders, including the use of neuroimaging to examine the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy. He has received research funding from the International OCD Foundation and has published 35 articles and book chapters. Dr. Whiteside serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Anxiety Disorders and on the Education and Training Committee of the Minnesota Psychological Association.
To begin with, the neat and distinct categories of disorders outlined in the DSM cannot fully capture the breadth and depth of human emotional experience. , Abramowitz & Deacon, 2005). That is, all the major anxiety disorders can be conceptualized using the framework outlined above in which relatively safe stimuli are misperceived as dangerous, leading to anxiety, and what amount to unnecessary avoidance or escape behaviors that perpetuate the problem. Each diagnostic entity, however, has a somewhat unique set of fear cues, ways in which these cues are misperceived, and maladaptive coping responses.
THE FUNDAMENTALS OF EXPOSURE THERAPY 1 Overview and History of Exposure Therapy for Anxiety 2 How Well Does Exposure Therapy Work? 3 The Nature and Treatment of Clinical Anxiety 4 Treatment Planning I: Functional Assessment 5 Treatment Planning II: Hierarchy Development and Treatment Engagement 6 Implementing Exposure Therapy: An Overview PART II. IMPLEMENTING EXPOSURE THERAPY FOR SPECIFIC TYPES OF FEARS 7 Animal-Related Fears 8 Natural Environments 9 Social Concerns 10 Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts 11 Bodily Cues and Health Concerns 12 Contamination 13 The Aftermath of Trauma 14 Blood-, Injection-, and Injury-Related Stimuli 15 Incompleteness, Asymmetry, and “Not-Just-Right” Feelings PART III.