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CBT for Anxiety Disorders: A Practitioner Bookby Gregoris (edt) Simos
Synopses & Reviews
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is now recognized as the most effective intervention tool for the treatment of a wide range of DSM anxiety disorders. A number of specific treatment protocols have been developed and disseminated in the form of various treatment manuals and books in recent years. CBT for Anxiety Disorders presents a comprehensive overview of the latest disorder-specific treatment techniques contributed by the foremost experts in various CBT approaches. Articles address a variety of topics that include treatment rationale, concrete clinical case examples, and therapist-patient dialogues. Each chapter also features helpful sub-sections on disorder-specific CBT techniques, treatment complications, dealing with comorbid disorders, and managing concurrent pharmacotherapy.
CBT for Anxiety Disorders represents an invaluable “one-stop tool” and resource guide for researchers, clinicians, and students alike who are interested in the current state of knowledge on CBT approaches for the treatment of anxiety disorders.
CBT for Anxiety Disorders presents a comprehensive overview of the latest anxiety disorder-specific treatment techniques contributed by the foremost experts in various CBT approaches.
A summary of CBT protocols in a single edited volume, CBT for Anxiety Disorders provides a comprehensive resource for professionals, researchers, and graduate students in the field. A one-stop tool for those working with patients exhibiting anxiety disorders, the text includes disorder-specific CBT techniques as well as information on treatment complications, comorbid disorders, and managing pharmacotherapy. It also includes useful materials such as handouts and diagrams. Featuring contributions from leading CBT authors and a team of eminently qualified editors, CBT for Anxiety Disorders is will be of interest to all who seek to help patients with anxiety disorders.
About the Author
Gregoris Simos is Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Macedonia, Greece. Dr. Simos is the editor of CBT: A Guide for the Practicing Clinician, Volumes I (2002) and Volume II (2009), and a co-founder and President of the Greek Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies (GACBP).
Stefan G. Hofmann is Professor of Psychology at Boston University and the Director of the Psychotherapy and Emotion Research Laboratory. He is a former editor of Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, incoming editor of Cognitive Therapy and Research, associate editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and author of more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and 9 books, including An Introduction to Modern CBT (2011, Wiley-Blackwell). He is also the 2011 President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors vii
List of Figures, Tables, and Boxes ix
1 Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia 3
2 Obsessive–Compulsive Spectrum Disorders: Diagnosis, Theory, and Treatment 25
3 Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Targeting Intolerance of Uncertainty 57
4 Social Anxiety Disorder: Treatment Targets and Strategies 87
5 Specific Phobias 107
6 Health Anxiety 135
7 Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder 161
8 Culturally Appropriate CBT for the Anxiety Disorders 191
9 Newer Generations of CBT for Anxiety Disorders 225
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