The approach is clinically effective and efficient and has been empirically tested. It attempts, within a ′scientist–practitioner′ framework, to achieve the best compromise between best practice and best value in providing help to a large number of people. It relies heavily on the written material that accompanies the course. Course topics can be varied according to the composition of the group.
– Presents a clinically tested and cost effective group method of treating stress and anxiety
– Offers a flexible approach that can be used with small and large groups
– Supports the concepts and methods offered with good clinical examples
– Provides a wealth of useful illustrative and client orientated materials that the therapist can copy or adapt
This book is written for clinical psychologists, therapists, nurses and counsellors with a basic knowledge of CBT who will welcome this useful approach to what is a major problem area in most busy mental health services.
"This book is the culmination of years of systematic clinical practice during which Dr. White has developed and carefully evaluated a didactic CBT programme for stress and anxiety. It presents a thoughtful, well–written and practical guide to clinical management, as well as a challenge to conventional thinking on how best to deliver community–based services."
Professor Colin A. Espie, Head of Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Glasgow, Scotland.
Treating Anxiety: Delving Beneath the Tip of the Iceberg.
Treating Anxiety: The Gulf between Research Findings and Clinical Realities.
Treating Anxiety: The Problems in Primary Care.
ISSUES IN DEVISING AND SETTING–UP THE GROUP THERAPY.
The ′Stress Control′ Method.
Setting up a Course.
Developing Materials for the Course.
Preparing for the Course.
Running a Course.
THE STRESS MANAGEMENT COURSE.
Learning about Stress.
Treating Somatic Anxiety.
Treating Cognitive Anxiety.
Treating Behavioural Anxiety.
Treating Panic Attacks.
Completing the Jigsaw.
EVALUATION AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS.