The Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health: Anxiety Disorders uses clear, highly accessible language to comprehensively guide the reader through the most frequently diagnosed mental health problem anxiety and its related issues. This concise, informative reference provides a complete history of the field, conceptualization, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, cutting–edge research, and other critical information.
Like all the books in the Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health Series, Anxiety Disorders features a compact, easy–to–use format that includes:
- Vignettes and case illustrations
- A practical approach that emphasizes real–life treatment over theory
- Resources for specific readers such as clinicians, students, and patients
After discussing the conceptualization and assessment of anxiety disorders, Anxiety Disorders covers treatment with sections on client psychoeducation, cognitive tools, in vivo and imaginal exposure, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques, and termination and relapse prevention. Additional issues covered include other treatment approaches; working with children and adolescents; working in group, family, and couples therapy settings; supervision; and concerns and challenges for the clinician. Useful to practitioners as an on–the–shelf resource and to students as a complete overview, the Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health: Anxiety Disorders provides a complete and quick reference for the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders.
SECTION ONE: CONCEPTUALIZATION AND ASSESSMENT.
Chapter 1. Overview of the Anxiety Disorders.
Chapter 2. CBT for the Anxiety Disorders: Description and Research Findings.
Chapter 3. Assessment of the Anxiety Disorders.
Chapter 4. Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning.
SECTION TWO: Treatment of Anxiety Disorders.
Chapter 5. Client Psychoeducation.
Chapter 6. Cognitive Tools.
Chapter 7. In Vivo Exposure.
Chapter 8. Imaginal Exposure.
Chapter 9. Other CBT Techniques.
Chapter 10. Termination and Relapse Prevention.
SECTION THREE: ADDITIONAL ISSUES AND TREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS.
Chapter 11. Additional Treatment Approaches.
Chapter 12. Treating Children and Adolescents with Anxiety Disorders.
Chapter 13. Consultation and Collaboration with Multidisciplinary Professionals.
Chapter 14. Group, Family, and Couples Therapy.
Chapter 15. Supervision.
Chapter 16. Clinician′s Top 10 Concerns and Challenges with Treating Anxiety.
Appendix. Resources for Anxiety Treatment for Clinicians and Self–Help for Patients.
Deborah Roth Ledley, PhD, is Associate Director of the Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple University in Philadelphia and also maintains a private practice in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. Her publications include almost forty scientific articles and book chapters on the nature and treatment of anxiety disorders.
Irving J. Weiner, PhD, is the Series Editor for the Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health. He is a prolific author, and is the editor of the award–winning 12–volume Handbook of Psychology, also from Wiley.