This edition of Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic: Brief Six-Session Version for Primary Care and Related Settings, Workbook, outlines a time-limited treatment for those dealing with panic disorder and agoraphobia. Developed for use with patients who seek treatment from a primary care provider, this guide is based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). The program described can be delivered by a general practitioner or other health or mental health care provider in primary care or related settings in up to six sessions. A modified version of the more intensive 12-session version of the program, this treatment represents an introduction to the skills and techniques that have been proven effective for overcoming panic disorder, and that patients can easily learn and continue on their own.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Nature of Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia
Chapter 2: Learning Breathing Skills and Understanding Your Negative Thinking
Chapter 3: Learning More Breathing and Thinking Skills
Chapter 4: Learning to Face Your Fear
Chapter 5: Facing Fear Out There
Chapter 6: Planning for the Future
About the Authors:
Michelle G. Craske, Ph.D. is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Miller Family Endowed Term Chair, Director of the Anxiety and Depression Research Center, and Associate Director of the Staglin Family Music Center for Behavioral and Brain Health, at UCLA. She has published extensively in the area of fear, anxiety and depression and has been the recipient of extramural funding since 1993 for research pertaining to cognitive, behavioral, psychophysiological and neural risk factors for anxiety and depression that have informed novel treatments; innovative approaches to optimizing therapies such as virtual reality; and implementing scalable treatment models to underserved populations.
David H. Barlow is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Emeritus and the Founder of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. He has published over 650 articles and chapters and over 90 books and clinical manuals. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including honorary degrees from the University of Vermont and William James College, and the two highest awards in psychology, the Distinguished Scientific Award for Applications of Psychology from the American Psychological Association and James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science honoring individuals for their lifetime of significant intellectual achievements in applied psychological research.
Lauren S. Woodard is the research and administrative assistant to Dr. David H. Barlow at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Science from the University of Vermont in 2020. As an undergraduate student, Lauren worked in a learning theory lab and conducted research on habit development, examining the impact of mixed versus consistent reinforcers on habit acquisition. Lauren was awarded the Donald G. Forgays Outstanding Senior Award, given annually to a psychology student at the University of Vermont who demonstrates outstanding scholarship as well as achievement in independent research.