CBT for Appearance Anxiety: Psychosocial Interventions for Anxiety due to Visible Difference

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CBT for Appearance Anxiety: Psychosocial Interventions for Anxiety due to Visible Difference

by Alex Clarke, Andrew R. Thompson, Elizabeth Jenkinson

Wiley | December 16, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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This clinical manual provides a CBT-based psychosocial intervention for use with individuals distressed about their appearance due to a disfigurement from birth, accident or illness, or those coping with another visible difference.

 

  • Contains a wealth of case material with specific relevance to physical health conditions that affect appearance, practical advice on assessment, and session-by-session guidance for addressing common issues
  • Written by leading academics and clinicians working in the management of disfigurement and rational appearance anxiety
  • Uses a flexible stepped-care model that allows for use by experienced CBT practitioners as well those wishing to deliver a more basic psychological intervention
  • Identifies the psychological factors involved in appearance anxiety while also addressing the practical concerns of living with a visible difference, such as managing the reactions of others

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 318 pages, 9.6 × 6.75 × 0.6 in

Published: December 16, 2013

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118523423

ISBN - 13: 9781118523421

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CBT for Appearance Anxiety: Psychosocial Interventions for Anxiety due to Visible Difference

CBT for Appearance Anxiety: Psychosocial Interventions for Anxiety due to Visible Difference

by Alex Clarke, Andrew R. Thompson, Elizabeth Jenkinson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 318 pages, 9.6 × 6.75 × 0.6 in

Published: December 16, 2013

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118523423

ISBN - 13: 9781118523421

Table of Contents

Foreword xvPreface xvi1 Background, Clinical Problems, Common Presentation and Treatment Considerations 1Physical and Treatment-Related Factors 3Socio-Cultural Factors 3Psychological Factors and Processes 3Body Image Disturbance 3Clinical Problems and Presentation 4Common Features in Referral 8Visibility of Condition 8Shame 9The Meaning of Visible Difference 9The Experience of Loss 9Physiological Responses 10Culture 10Gender 11Age 11Expectations of Treatment 11Association of Physical Change with Psychological Outcome 12Fix It Solutions 12Treatment Considerations 132 A Stepped-Care Approach to Psychosocial Intervention 15The PLISSIT Model 16Level 1: Permission 16Level 2: Limited Information 18Level 3: Specific Suggestions 18Level 4: Intensive Treatment 193 Models and Frameworks: Expanding the Conceptual Approach to Managing Appearance-Related Distress 21Explanation for Choice of Therapeutic Approach 22Behavioural Approaches: Fear Avoidance and Social Skills Training 22Building an Evidence Base 25Cognitive Approaches: Comparison of Appearance Anxiety and Social Phobia 26Use of Safety Behaviours 28Anticipatory and Post-Event Processing 29The Role of Assumptions and Schema in Appearance Anxiety 32Summary 33Deriving a Cognitive Behavioural Treatment Model: Identifying Factors and ProcessesContributing to Successful Adjustment to Disfiguring Conditions 34Working Framework of Adjustment to Disfiguring Conditions 34The ARC Framework of Adjustment to Disfiguring Conditions 34Predispos
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This clinical manual provides a CBT-based psychosocial intervention for use with individuals distressed about their appearance due to a disfigurement from birth, accident or illness, or those coping with another visible difference.

 

  • Contains a wealth of case material with specific relevance to physical health conditions that affect appearance, practical advice on assessment, and session-by-session guidance for addressing common issues
  • Written by leading academics and clinicians working in the management of disfigurement and rational appearance anxiety
  • Uses a flexible stepped-care model that allows for use by experienced CBT practitioners as well those wishing to deliver a more basic psychological intervention
  • Identifies the psychological factors involved in appearance anxiety while also addressing the practical concerns of living with a visible difference, such as managing the reactions of others

From the Jacket

While introductory texts on disfigurement and specialist titles on normative body image concerns exist, there are few materials available for clinicians working with people with a problematic appearance. This clinical handbook is the first to provide a stepped-care CBT-based psychosocial intervention for use with individuals anxious about their appearance due to a disfigurement from birth, accident or illness, or those coping with another visible difference.

This book is the result of a collaboration between clinicians and academics on a large-scale research project funded by The Healing Foundation.It describes detailed clinical intervention that integrates data analysis from the study with a comprehensive review of existing research.  It provides practical advice on assessment and session-by-session guidance for addressing common issues.  The manual is built around clinical cases with specific relevance to physical health conditions that affect appearance.  It draws on the work of Adrian Wells and David Clark by using approaches evaluated with social anxiety to treat anxiety related to disfiguring appearance.

This is an indispensable guide for clinical and health psychologists working with patients with appearance anxiety, as well as other healthcare practitioners navigating the practical and psychological concerns related to this patient population.

About the Author

Alex Clarke is a clinical and health psychologist specializing in disfigurement and altered appearance.

Andrew R. Thompson is Reader in Clinical Psychology at the University of Sheffield NHS Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training Programme.

Elizabeth Jenkinson is a registered Practitioner Health Psychologist, Chartered Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology at the University of the West of England.

Nichola Rumsey is Vocational Training Charitable TrustProfessor of Appearance Research at University of the West of England and is Co-Director of the Centre for Appearance Research.

Rob Newell is Emeritus Professor of Nursing Research at the University of Bradford.