Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is now recognized as the most effective intervention tool for the treatment of a wide range of DSM anxiety disorders. A number of specific treatment protocols have been developed and disseminated in the form of various treatment manuals and books in recent years. CBT for Anxiety Disorders presents a comprehensive overview of the latest disorder–specific treatment techniques contributed by the foremost experts in various CBT approaches. Articles address a variety of topics that include treatment rationale, concrete clinical case examples, and therapist–patient dialogues. Each chapter also features helpful sub–sections on disorder–specific CBT techniques, treatment complications, dealing with comorbid disorders, and managing concurrent pharmacotherapy.
CBT for Anxiety Disorders represents an invaluable one–stop tool and resource guide for researchers, clinicians, and students alike who are interested in the current state of knowledge on CBT approaches for the treatment of anxiety disorders.
List of Contributors vii
List of Figures, Tables, and Boxes ix
Gregoris Simos and Stefan G. Hofmann
1 Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia 3
Michelle G. Craske and Gregoris Simos
2 Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders: Diagnosis, Theory, and Treatment 25
David A. Clark and Gregoris Simos
3 Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Targeting Intolerance of Uncertainty 57
4 Social Anxiety Disorder: Treatment Targets and Strategies 87
Stefan G. Hofmann, Jacqueline Bullis, and Cassidy Gutner
5 Specific Phobias 107
Lars–Goran Ost and Lena Reuterskiold
6 Health Anxiety 135
Michel A. Thibodeau, Gordon J.G. Asmundson, and Steven Taylor
7 Trauma–Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder 161
8 Culturally Appropriate CBT for the Anxiety Disorders 191
Devon E. Hinton and Martin La Roche
9 Newer Generations of CBT for Anxiety Disorders 225
Michael P. Twohig, Michelle R. Woidneck, and Jesse M. Crosby
Gregoris Simos is Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Macedonia, Greece. Dr. Simos is the editor of CBT: A Guide for the Practicing Clinician, Volumes I (2002) and Volume II (2009), and a co–founder and President of the Greek Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies (GACBP).
Stefan G. Hofmann is Professor of Psychology at Boston University and the Director of the Psychotherapy and Emotion Research Laboratory. He is a former editor of Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, incoming editor of Cognitive Therapy and Research, associate editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and author of more than 200 peer–reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and 9 books, including An Introduction to Modern CBT (2011, Wiley–Blackwell). He is also the 2011 President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.