Helping therapists bring about enduring change when treating clients with any anxiety disorder, this invaluable book combines expert guidance, in-depth exploration, and innovative clinical strategies.
Introduction. Part I: Setting the Scene. Treating Anxiety Disorders: The State of the Art. Part II: Deepening Understanding and Securing Engagement. Assessment: Investigating Appraisals in Depth. Case Formulation: Making Sense of Complexity. Decentering from Thoughts: Achieving Objectivity. Part III: Facilitating Emotional Processing. Bringing About Lasting Change at the Deepest Level. The Role of Behavioral Experiments. Part IV: Overcoming Three Major Obstacles to Progress. Avoidance of Affect. Low Self-Esteem. Dealing with Uncertainty. Part V: Ending Treatment Productively. Creating a Therapy "Blueprint."