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The Essential Handbook of Social Anxiety for Clinicians

  • ID: 2251043
  • Book
  • January 2005
  • 356 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The Essential Handbook of Social Anxiety for Clinicians contains a selection of revised and updated chapters from the successful International Handbook of Social Anxiety. This selection focuses on developmental and clinical perspectives, providing a comprehensive review of research into social anxiety and social phobia. Organized into two sections, this comprehensive volume examines the origins and development of social anxiety alongside its assessment and treatment.

W. Ray Crozier and Lynn E. Alden have brought together leading international experts in developmental psychology, clinical psychology and psychiatry to provide a state–of–the–art account of knowledge on social anxiety.

Authoritative and up–to–date, this volume provides an Essential desk reference for clinical psychologists and psychiatrists. It will also be of interest to students, teachers and researchers in developmental, personality and abnormal psychology, as well as those training to practice in clinical psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy and counselling.

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About the Editors.

List of Contributors.


Chapter 1. Constructs of Social Anxiety (W. Ray Crozier, and Lynn E. Alden).


Introduction The Development of Social Anxiety (W. Ray Crozier and Lynn E. Alden).

Chapter 2. Biological and Environmental Contributions to Childhood Shyness: A Diathesis–Stress Model (Louis A. Schmidt, Cindy P. Polak, and Andrea L. Spooner).

Chapter 3. Behavioral Inhibition: Physiological Correlates (Peter J. Marshall and Joan Stevenson–Hinde).

Chapter 4. Origins of the Self–Conscious Child (Michael Lewis).

Chapter 5.  Behavioral Inhibition, Social Withdrawal, and Parenting (Kim B. Burgess, Kenneth H. Rubin, Charissa S. L. Cheah, and Larry J. Nelson).


Introduction Social Anxiety as a Clinical Condition (Lynn E. Alden and W. Ray Crozier).

Chapter 6. Social Phobia in Children and Adolescents: Nature and Assessment (Ronald M. Rapee and Lynne Sweeney).

Chapter 7. Social Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Psychological Treatments (Lynne Sweeney and Ronald M. Rapee).

Chapter 8. Interpersonal Perspectives on Social Phobia (Lynn E. Alden).

Chapter 9. A Cognitive Perspective on Social Phobia (David M. Clark ).

Chapter 10. Social Anxiety, Social Phobia, and Avoidant Personality (Thomas Widiger).

Chapter 11. Social Anxiety and Depression (Rick E. Ingram, Wiveka Ramel, Denise Chavira, and Christine Scher).

Chapter 12. Cognitive–Behavioral Group Treatment for Social Phobia (Meredith E. Coles, Trevor A. Hart, and Richard G. Heimberg).

Chapter 13. Psychopharmacological Treatments: An Overview (Sean D. Hood and David J. Nutt).

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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W. Ray Crozier
Lynn E. Alden
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