Exposure Therapy for Anxiety, Second Edition: Principles and Practice

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

Exposure Therapy for Anxiety, Second Edition: Principles and Practice

Book Details

  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Published : 2019
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 446
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 94339
  • ISBN 13 : 9781462539529
  • ISBN 10 : 1462539521

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Now revised and expanded to include cutting-edge acceptance-based techniques and a new focus on inhibitory learning, this is the leading guide to therapeutic exposure, a crucial element of evidence-based psychological treatments for anxiety. The book helps the clinician gain skills and confidence for implementing exposure successfully and tailoring interventions to each client's needs, regardless of diagnosis. The theoretical and empirical bases of exposure are reviewed and specialized assessment and treatment planning techniques described. User-friendly features include illustrative case examples, sample treatment plans, ideas for exercises targeting specific types of fears, and reproducible handouts and forms that can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 81/2 x 11 size. New to This Edition *Chapter on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) techniques. *Reflects a shift in the field toward inhibitory learning--helping clients learn to tolerate anxiety and uncertainty to maximize long-term outcomes. *Chapter on uses of technology, such as computer-based therapy and virtual reality tools. *Conceptual, empirical, and clinical advances woven throughout.

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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