Mastery Of Your Anxiety And Worry (maw): Therapist Guide

Paperback | April 5, 2006

byRichard E. Zinbarg, Michelle G. Craske, David H. Barlow

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder occurs in approximately 4% of the population and is characterized by excessive uncontrollable worry about everyday things. The constant worry can be extremely impairing if left untreated, even to the point of causing physical symptoms.Written by the developers of an empirically supported and effective cognitive-behavioral therapy program for treating GAD, this second edition therapist guide includes all the information and materials necessary to implement a successful treatment protocol. The therapeutic technique described inthis book is research-based with a proven success rate when used in both individual and group formats, as well as with clients currently taking medication.The renowned authors provide clinicians with step-by-step instructions for teaching their clients important skills that have been scientifically tested and shown to be effective in treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Designed to be used in conjunction with its corresponding workbook, thistherapist guide outlines a 10-session program comprised of four primary treatment modules including, cognitive restructuring, progressive muscle relaxation, worry exposures, and in vivo exposure exercises. When used together, both books form a complete treatment package that can be usedsuccessfully by practicing mental health professionals.New features to this edition include expanded chapters that provide detailed instructions for conducting each session, session outlines, and recommended homework assignments. This user-friendly guide is a dependable resource that no clinician can do without.

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder occurs in approximately 4% of the population and is characterized by excessive uncontrollable worry about everyday things. The constant worry can be extremely impairing if left untreated, even to the point of causing physical symptoms.Written by the developers of an empirically supported and effective cogn...

Michelle G. Craske received her PhD from the University of British Columbia in 1985 and has published over 100 articles and chapters in the areas of anxiety disorders and fear. She recently completed an advanced level text, Anxiety Disorders: Psychological Approaches to Theory and Treatment. Currently, she is professor of psychology i...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 6.89 × 9.88 × 0.59 inPublished:April 5, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195300025

ISBN - 13:9780195300024

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Table of Contents

1. Structure of the Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry Program and Practical Issues in Its Implementation2. The Nature of Anxiety and Generalized Anxiety Disorder3. Outline of Treatment Procedures and Basic Principles Underlying Treatment4. Lesson 1--The Nature of Generalized Anxiety5. Lesson 2--Learning to Recognize Your Own Anxiety6. Lesson 3--The Purpose and Function of Anxiety7. Lesson 4--A Closer Look at Generalized Anxiety Disorder8. Lesson 5--Learning to Relax9. Lesson 6--Controlling Thoughts That Cause Anxiety I: Overestimating the Risk10. Lesson 7--Controlling Thoughts That Cause Anxiety II: Thinking the Worst11. Lesson 8--Direct Worry Control12. Lesson 9--From Worry Exposure to Worry Prevention13. Lesson 10--Dealing With Real Problems14. Lesson 11--Drugs for Anxiety and Their Relation to This Program15. Lesson 12--Your Accomplishments and Your FutureReferencesAbout the Authors

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"This is one of the best books in this series, and one of the best discussions of treatment for generalized anxiety disorder in quite some time. Strongly recommended!"--Doody's