Treating Stress and Anxiety: A Practitioner’s Guide to Evidence-Based Approaches provides clinicians and therapists with a practical guide to evidenced-based techniques that help reduce stress and anxiety as well as enhance quality of life. The techniques discussed are designed for adults and will help clinicians deliver best practice treatments to individuals and groups with anxiety and stress related issues, as well as those who would generally benefit from building up their emotional resilience. It provides information about psychotherapeutic strategies that have a solid evidence base, and are recommended by evidence based treatment guidelines. These include cognitive behavioral therapy, medical/biological models, bio-psychosocial models, psychodynamic perspectives, narrative therapy, family therapy, and interpersonal therapy. It is written in straightforward, uncomplicated language to assist practitioners to be able to pass their knowledge on to their clients easily and effectively. This manual will be invaluable to a wide variety of professionals including psychologists, psychiatrists, medical practitioners, mental health workers, and social workers. A CD accompanies the book and includes reproducible handouts and worksheets for clients for the management of stress and anxiety and the treatment of anxiety disorders.
About the Authors: Lillian Nejad, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has been working in the public mental health and community health systems in Melbourne, Australia for over ten years. She specializes in helping individuals manage their stress and anxiety and has developed and facilitated many groups on relaxation, stress and anxiety management. Katerina Volny, BSc, is a psychologist who has worked in public mental health and private practice settings in Melbourne, Australia. She is experienced in cognitive-behavioral techniques to treat a wide variety of individuals who experience stress and anxiety.