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CBT For Anxiety Disorders: A Practitioner Book

ISBN: 978-0-470-97552-7
268 pages
May 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
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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.

  • Summarizes the state-of-the-art CBT approaches for each of the DSM anxiety disorders
  • Represents a one-stop tool for researchers, clinicians, and students on CBT for anxiety disorders
  • Features world leading CBT authors who provide an up to date description of their respective treatment approaches in a succinct, and clinician-tailored, fashion
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Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

List of Figures, Tables, and Boxes ix

Introduction 1
Gregoris Simos and Stefan G. Hofmann

1 Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia 3
Michelle G. Craske and Gregoris Simos

2 Obsessive–Compulsive Spectrum Disorders: Diagnosis, Theory, and Treatment 25
David A. Clark and Gregoris Simos

3 Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Targeting Intolerance of Uncertainty 57
Melisa Robichaud

4 Social Anxiety Disorder: Treatment Targets and Strategies 87
Stefan G. Hofmann, Jacqueline Bullis, and Cassidy Gutner

5 Specific Phobias 107
Lars-Goran Ost and Lena Reuterskiold

6 Health Anxiety 135
Michel A. Thibodeau, Gordon J.G. Asmundson, and Steven Taylor

7 Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder 161
Anke Ehlers

8 Culturally Appropriate CBT for the Anxiety Disorders 191
Devon E. Hinton and Martin La Roche

9 Newer Generations of CBT for Anxiety Disorders 225
Michael P. Twohig, Michelle R. Woidneck, and Jesse M. Crosby

Index 251

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Author Information

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. 

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This is an excellent book with outstanding contributions by the world's experts on anxiety disorders. If you want to know the state-of-the-art research, theory and treatment approaches for anxiety disorder then you must get this book. CBT for Anxiety Disorders: A Practitioners Book, edited by Gregoris Simos and Stefan G Hofmann, is a book that I will recommend to all of our trainees and a book that I will use often.—Professor Robert L. Leahy, Director, American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, NYC.

The editors have assembled an impressive array of some of the foremost experts in the field of anxiety disorders. This text provides a contemporary perspective of cognitive-behavioral treatment that combines research findings with clinical perspicacity. Each chapter is written in a clear and concise fashion and offers concrete clinical examples, yielding excellent hands on application. This book belongs in the library of any serious researcher or practitioner who works with anxiety disorders.  I highly recommend it.—Frank M. Dattilio, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has become the gold standard for the psychological treatment of anxiety disorders around the world. But CBT approaches have developed and changed with the times based on new scientific findings and clinical experience, and this very handy and readable reference written by leading international authorities  incorporates all of these changes. Anybody who treats anxiety disorders with CBT will find this book invaluable.—Professor David H. Barlow, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Boston University

Effective treatments on a sound scientific basis: Anxiety disorders can be overcome, and this book shows the latest developments how to help the patients.—Dr. Winfried Rief, Professor of Psychology and Psychotherapy and Head of the Clinic on Psychological Interventions, University of Marburg, Germany.

I find the book to be an excellent summary of cognitive therapy techniques as applied to problems encountered in clinical practice. It is scientifically and clinically sound, describing not only therapies that in the last decade have become well established, but also newer approaches that are emerging as valuable additions to the therapist’s repertoire.—Walton T. Roth, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine.

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