The second edition of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
is an essential read for all clinicians, researchers, and anyone who wants to learn about how cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be applied to treatment for generalized anxiety disorder.
Building on the idea that intolerance of uncertainty keeps people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) stuck in repeated cycles of excessive worry, anxiety, and avoidance, this revised and updated edition lays out the essentials of GAD assessment and diagnosis, step-by-step illustrations of CBT treatment, and questionnaires and monitoring forms that can be used in assessment, treatment, and research.
Readers will come away from the book with a clear sense of how to:
design powerful, individualized behavioral experiments targeting the fear of uncertainty;
help clients discover and re-evaluate their beliefs about the usefulness of worry;
encourage clients to view worry-provoking problems as challenges to be met, rather than threats;
use written exposure to help clients confront lingering worries and core fears. "In this thoroughly updated book, Robichaud, Koerner, and Dugas provide the definitive, theoretically driven, evidence-based guide to assessing and treating individuals with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). The six treatment modules provide core strategies for changing patterns of thinking and behaving that maintain anxiety and worry. The book is filled with clinical examples illustrating how the strategies are used, as well as many helpful worksheets and assessment tools. Anyone who works with clients with generalized anxiety disorder should read this book!"-Martin M. Antony, PhD, ABPP, Department of Psychology, Ryerson University and author of The Anti-Anxiety Workbook
"Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
draws upon recent research related to intolerance of ambiguity, misperceptions about the utility of worry and avoidance strategies to develop a comprehensive and progressive model of care. The treatment methods flow in a progressive and clear manner, with many clinical examples and practical tools to help clinician use the ideas. Rooted solidly in science, this book is also highly pragmatic and written in an engaging and easy manner. The three authors are all experts in the field and their knowledge is apparent throughout. This is a must read for anyone who works with patients who struggle with GAD."-Keith S. Dobson, PhD, professor of clinical psychology, Univer
Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
1. Description of Generalized Anxiety Disorder; 2. A Cognitive Behavioral Conceptualization of Generalized Anxiety Disorder; 3. Diagnosis and Assessment; 4. Treatment Overview; 5. Step-by-Step Treatment; 6. Treatment Efficacy; 7. Addressing Complicating Factors