Mastering Your Fears and Phobias: Therapist Guide: Therapist Guide

Hardcover | August 24, 2006

byMichelle G. Craske, Martin M. Antony, David H. Barlow

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Specific Phobia is the most commonly occurring anxiety disorder with approximately 12.5% of the general population reporting at least one specific phobia during their lives. People may fear heights, flying, spiders, blood, water, and any other number of circumscribed objects or situations.Research has shown the most effective treatment for these fears and phobias is an exposure-based, cognitive-behavioral program. Written by renowned researchers, this Therapist Guide provides you with all the information you need to help your clients ease their anxiety and conquer their fears.Whether they are afraid of dentists, dogs, or driving, you can teach your clients the necessary skills to overcome their phobia in as little as a few weeks. The strategies outlined in this book include exposure exercises and cognitive restructuring techniques. The corresponding Workbook includesblank forms and records for tracking progress and allows the client to extend the therapeutic experience outside of the office. Together, both books form a comprehensive package that has proven to be the most effective and successful treatment available for specific phobia.

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Specific Phobia is the most commonly occurring anxiety disorder with approximately 12.5% of the general population reporting at least one specific phobia during their lives. People may fear heights, flying, spiders, blood, water, and any other number of circumscribed objects or situations.Research has shown the most effective treatmen...

Michelle G. Craske is at UCLA. Martin M. Antony is at McMaster University. David H. Barlow is at Boston University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 6.89 × 9.88 × 0.51 inPublished:August 24, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195189175

ISBN - 13:9780195189179

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Table of Contents

1. Introductory Information for TherapistsPART 1. Introduction to Specific Phobias and their Treatment2. Specific Phobias: Phenomenology3. Specific Phobias: How do they Develop?4. Specific Phobias: Learning About Your Specific PhobiaPART 2. General Principles of Treatment for Specific Phobias5. Specific Phobias: Developing a Treatment Plan6. Specific Phobias: Changing Thoughts7. Specific Phobias: Preparing for Exposure8. Specific Phobias: Specifics of ExposurePART 3. Strategies and Ideas for Various Specific Phobias9. Overcoming Blood, Injection, and Injury Phobias10. Overcoming Claustrophobia11. Overcoming Animal and Insect Phobias12. Overcoming Height Phobias13. Overcoming Driving Phobias14. Overcoming Flying Phobias15. Overcoming Phobias of Storms, Water, Choking, or VomitingSuggested Additional Readings. References. About the Authors.

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"The Therapist Guide is a good, well-written accompaniment to the wrokbook, providing the therapist with the latest research and treatment rationale to help develop effective treatment plans for individuals wishing to overcome their specific phobias."--CBT Today