Solution Focused Anxiety Management: A Treatment and Training Manual

Other | February 13, 2013

byEllen K. Quick, Ellen K. Quick

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Solution Focused Anxiety Managementprovides the clinician with evidence-based techniques to help clients manage anxiety. Cognitive behavioral and strategic tools, acceptance-based ideas, and mindfulness are introduced from a solution-focused perspective and tailored to client strengths and preferences.

The book presents the conceptual foundation, methods, and attitudes of a solution-focused approach. Case examples illustrate how to transform anxiety into the "Four Cs" (courage, coping, appropriate caution and choice). Readers learn how to utilize solution focused anxiety management in single-session, brief, and intermittent therapy as well as in a class setting.

The book additionally includes all materials needed for teaching solution focused anxiety management in a four-session psychoeducational class: complete instructor notes, learner readings, and companion online materials.

Special Features:

  • Focuses on what works in anxiety management
  • Presents evidenced based techniques from a solution-focused perspective
  • Increases effectiveness by utilizing client strengths and preferences
  • Describes applications in single session, brief, and intermittent therapy
  • Supplies forms and worksheets for the therapist to use in practice
  • Features clinically rich case examples
  • Supplements text with online companion material
  • Suitable for use as a treatment manual, reference, or course text


  • Offers a solution-focused anxiety treatment
  • Focuses on anxiety management, not "elimination"
  • Translates the program to individual therapy
  • Presents patient exercises and case examples
  • Includes a guide for teaching/learning this therapeutic technique

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Solution Focused Anxiety Managementprovides the clinician with evidence-based techniques to help clients manage anxiety. Cognitive behavioral and strategic tools, acceptance-based ideas, and mindfulness are introduced from a solution-focused perspective and tailored to client strengths and preferences.The book presents the conceptual f...

Ellen K. Quick, Ph.D., earned her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. She has practiced psychology for over twenty years, specializing in brief psychotherapy. Since 1981, Dr. Quick has worked at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, California.

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Format:OtherDimensions:326 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:February 13, 2013Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123978130

ISBN - 13:9780123978134

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter One: What Is Solution Focused Anxiety Management, and How Is It Different from Other Approaches?

Chapter Two: Conducting a Solution Focused Anxiety Management Class: "The Nuts and the Bolts"

Chapter Three: Instructor Notes for Topic One: Physical Reactions and Coping Techniques

Chapter Four: Instructor Notes for Topic Two: Behavioral Techniques

Chapter Five: Instructor Notes for Topic Three: Thinking Techniques

Chapter Six: Instructor Notes for Topic Four: Life Issues and Anxiety

Chapter Seven: Solution Focused Anxiety Management and Individual Therapy

Chapter Eight: Appropriate Caution as an Ingredient of the Solution

Chapter Nine: Perspectives from the Solution-focused Community

Chapter Ten: Concluding Questions: What Creates Change in Solution Focused Anxiety Management, and How Can We Do More of It?

Appendix A: Learner Readings for Topic One: Physical Reactions and Coping Techniques

Appendix B: Learner Readings for Topic Two: Behavioral Techniques

Appendix C: Learner Readings for Topic Three: Thinking Techniques

Appendix D: Learner Readings for Topic Four: Life Issues and Anxiety

References

Index