This one-of-a-kind resource provides the busy practitioner with empirically supported treatments for seven frequently encountered disorders: major depression, generalized anxiety, panic and agoraphobia, PTSD, social phobia, specific phobia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Serving as ready-to-use treatment packages, chapters describe basic cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques and how to tailor them to each disorder. Also featured are diagnostic decision trees; therapist forms for assessment and record keeping; client handouts and homework sheets; and session-by-session case examples. Tips for troubleshooting common therapeutic roadblocks are presented, as are strategies for ensuring third-party payment authorization. The searchable CD-ROM enables clinicians to rapidly generate individualized treatment plans, print extra copies of therapist and client forms, find the facts about commonly prescribed medications, and learn more about cognitive-behavioral techniques. Facilitating effective treatment that is adapted to the realities of the typical outpatient setting, including the demands of managed care, this book and CD- ROM will be prized by novice and experienced clinicians alike.
Table of Contents
1. Treatment in a Managed Care Context
3. Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia
4. Generalized Anxiety Disorder
5. Social Phobia
6. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
7. Specific Phobia
8. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
A. Review of Selected Behavioral Techniques.
B. Review of Selected Cognitive Concepts and Techniques.
C. Overview of Contents of Companion CD- ROM
"This is a landmark contribution to the growing literature on cognitive therapy for mental disorders. It is reader-friendly and deals with complex issues in a clear, understandable fashion. It is just the answer for clinicians working in managed care settings as well as in private practice."
-Aaron T. Beck, MD
"This pragmatic handbook presents the nitty-gritty details of empirically supported cognitive-behavioral conceptualizations and interventions for depressed and anxious clients....The authors are obviously astute and experienced therapists. Clinicians who read this book and follow its methods can feel confident they are providing top-quality care."
-Jacqueline B. Persons, PhD
"This book provides clinicians with essential guidelines to treat patients in the era of managed care. Seven psychiatric disorders are described and conceptualized in cognitive-behavioral terms. The authors then provide an unusually clear, reader-friendly description of how to assess and treat each disorder, with illustrative case examples and patient forms and handouts. It should prove very useful for clinicians or clinicians-in-training who want to learn how to conduct short-term treatment through an empirically validated approach."
-Judith S. Beck, PhD
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