Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health Anxiety Disorders

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Edition: 1st
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Pub. Date: 2007-02-20
Publisher(s): Wiley
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The new quick reference for understanding anxiety disorders The Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health: Anxiety Disorders uses clear, highly accessible language to comprehensively guide the reader through the most frequently diagnosed mental health problem-anxiety-and its related issues. This concise, informative reference provides a complete history of the field, conceptualization, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, cutting-edge research, and other critical information. Like all the books in the Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health Series, Anxiety Disorders features a compact, easy-to-use format that includes: Vignettes and case illustrations A practical approach that emphasizes real-life treatment over theory Resources for specific readers such as clinicians, students, and patients After discussing the conceptualization and assessment of anxiety disorders, Anxiety Disorders covers treatment with sections on client psychoeducation, cognitive tools, in vivo and imaginal exposure, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques, and termination and relapse prevention. Additional issues covered include other treatment approaches; working with children and adolescents; working in group, family, and couples therapy settings; supervision; and concerns and challenges for the clinician. Useful to practitioners as an on-the-shelf resource and to students as a complete overview, the Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health: Anxiety Disorders provides a complete and quick reference for the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders.

Author Biography

Larina Kase, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, and President of the international consultancy, www.PAScoaching.com. Dedicated to disseminating information on overcoming anxiety, her work has been seen in media like the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune.

Deborah Roth Ledley, PhD, is Associate Director of the Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple University in Philadelphia and also maintains a private practice in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. Her publications include almost forty scientific articles and book chapters on the nature and treatment of anxiety disorders.

Irving J. Weiner, PhD, is the Series Editor for the Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health. He is a prolific author, and is the editor of the award-winning 12-volume Handbook of Psychology, also from Wiley.

Table of Contents

Series Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Conceptualization and Assessment
Overview of the Anxiety Disordersp. 3
CBT for the Anxiety Disorders: Description and Research Findingsp. 21
Assessment of the Anxiety Disordersp. 37
Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planningp. 59
Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
Client Psychoeducationp. 73
Cognitive Toolsp. 87
In Vivo Exposurep. 99
Imaginal Exposurep. 115
Other CBT Techniquesp. 131
Termination and Relapse Preventionp. 145
Additional Issues and Treatment Considerations
Additional Treatment Approachesp. 161
Treating Children and Adolescents with Anxiety Disordersp. 173
Consultation and Collaboration with Multidisciplinary Professionalsp. 191
Group, Family, and Couples Therapyp. 203
Supervisionp. 215
Clinician's Top 10 Concerns and Challenges with Treating Anxietyp. 223
Resources for Anxiety Treatment for Clinicians and Self-Help for Patientsp. 235
Indexp. 237
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