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Psychological Approaches to Generalized Anxiety Disorder

A Clinician's Guide to Assessment and Treatment

Authors: Hazlett-Stevens, Holly

  • Provides broad overview as well as detailed discussion of leading techniques
  • Authored by a leader in the field
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About this book

One of the hallmarks of generalized anxiety disorder, along with diffuse pathological worry and somatic complaints, is its resistance to therapy. Of available treatment modalities for GAD, cognitive-behavioral therapy garners the best empirical support in terms of successful long-term results. Psychological Approaches to Generalized Anxiety Disorder offers clinicians a wide variety of CBT strategies to help clients develop core anxiety-reduction skills, presented so that readers can hone their own clinical skills. Concise without skimping on information, this book reviews current theory and research, addresses important diagnostic issues, and provides salient details in these key areas:

  • Assessment procedures and treatment planning.
  • Latest therapy outcome data, including findings on newer therapies.
  • Specific CBT techniques, including cognitive strategies, psychoeducation, anxiety monitoring, relaxation exercises, and more.
  • Dealing with noncompliance, client ambivalence, and other challenges to therapy.
  • Special considerations for treating older adults with GAD.
  • Relapse prevention, transition issues, and ending treatment.

Psychological Approaches to Generalized Anxiety Disorder has much information of interest to new and seasoned clinicians, clinical researchers, and academic psychologists. It is also an especially valuable reference for graduate students treating or studying the anxiety spectrum.

About the authors

Holly Hazlett-Stevens, Ph.D., is assistant professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. Since receiving her doctorate from Pennsylvania State University in 1999, she’s published many articles and taken part in numerous scientific presentations on anxiety and anxiety-related subjects. She recently served as research coordinator for a large, multi-site investigation of the identification and treatment of panic disorder in a primary care medical setting (administered by the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Behavioral Research Program). Her main research interests include: generalized anxiety disorder, normal and pathological worry, anxiety and stress-related disorders, psychotherapy outcome research, and fear reduction.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Diagnosis, Clinical Features, and Theoretical Perspectives

    Hazlett-Stevens, Holly

    Pages 1-12

  • GAD Treatment Research

    Hazlett-Stevens, Holly

    Pages 13-28

  • Assessment Procedures and Treatment Planning

    Hazlett-Stevens, Holly

    Pages 29-58

  • Psychoeducation and Anxiety Monitoring

    Hazlett-Stevens, Holly

    Pages 59-80

  • Relaxation Strategies

    Hazlett-Stevens, Holly

    Pages 81-106

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-76870-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-76869-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-4577-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychological Approaches to Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Book Subtitle
A Clinician's Guide to Assessment and Treatment
Authors
Series Title
Series in Anxiety and Related Disorders
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-76870-0
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-76870-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-76869-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4577-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 190
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