Exposure Therapy for Anxiety: Principles and Practice

Author(s) : Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Author(s) : Brett J. Deacon, Author(s) : Stephen P. Whiteside

Exposure Therapy for Anxiety: Principles and Practice

Book Details

  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Published : 2010
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 404
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 31880
  • ISBN 13 : 9781609180164
  • ISBN 10 : 160918016X

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Going beyond one-size-fits-all approaches, this indispensable book describes how to design and implement exposure-based interventions for clients suffering from any type of pathological worry or fear. The expert authors translate cutting-edge theory and research into flexible guidelines for real-world clinical practice. They present the nuts and bolts of individualized assessment and treatment planning and offer strategies for engaging clients successfully. Chapters organized around common anxiety triggers feature a wealth of case examples and specific ideas for exposure exercises. Special topics include working with child clients and combining therapy with medication. Several reproducible handouts and forms are provided. This book will be important reading for practitioners and students in clinical psychology, psychiatry, counseling, and social work. It may also serve as a supplemental text in clinically oriented graduate-level courses.

About the Author(s)

Jonathan S. Abramowitz, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before moving to North Carolina, Dr. Abramowitz founded and directed the OCD and Anxiety Disorders Program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. His award-winning research on OCD has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, among others, and he serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation. A frequent conference presenter, Dr. Abramowitz is widely quoted in the media. He lives in Chapel Hill with his wife and two daughters.

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