Autism and Child Psychopathology Series

Intensive One-Session Treatment of Specific Phobias

Editors: Davis III, Thompson E., Ollendick, Thomas H., Öst, Lars-Göran (Eds.)

  • ​Provides a comprehensive scholarly review of one-session treatment of specific phobias
  • Summarizes relevant child and adult phobia literature Recommends detailed assessment practices
  • Offers the only published, detailed description of how to conduct one-session treatment (OST)
  • Focuses on evidence-based assessment and intervention for anxiety problems and disorders 
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About this book

Whether it’s dogs, spiders, blood, heights or some other fear, specific phobias are one of the most prevalent mental health problems, affecting as many as one in eight people. In recent years, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has emerged as particularly effective in treating young people and adults with specific phobias. And of these methods, one-session treatment stands out as a long-lasting, cost-effective intervention of choice.

Intensive One-Session Treatment of Specific Phobias not only provides a summary of the evidence base, it also serves as a practical reference and training guide. This concise volume examines the phenomenology, epidemiology, and etiology of phobias, laying the groundwork for subsequent discussion of assessment strategies, empirically sound one-session treatment methods, and special topics. In addition, expert contributors address challenges common to exposure therapy, offer age-appropriate guidelines for treating young clients, and describe innovative computer-assisted techniques.

Organized to be read individually or in sequence, chapters delve into key areas, including:

  • Evidence-based assessment and treatment of specific phobias in children, adolescents, and adults.
  • One-session treatment theory and practice with children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Handling difficult cases of specific phobias in youth.
  • Interventions for specific phobias in special populations.
  • Training and assessing therapists in one-session treatment.
  • Ethical issues in considering exposure.

Intensive One-Session Treatment of Specific Phobias is an essential resource for researchers, clinicians, and graduate students in child, school, clinical, and counseling psychology; social work; and general and special education.

About the authors

Thompson E. Davis III, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. and is Founder/Director of the Psychological Services for Youth Clinic (PSYC) and the Laboratory for Anxiety, Phobia, and Internalizing Disorder Studies (LAPIS). He has been researching and conducting One-Session Treatment for more than 10 years and is the author of more than 40 publications, with several on One-Session Treatment. His research and clinical interests focus on anxiety disorders, particularly the assessment and treatment of specific phobias in children and adults.

Thomas H. Ollendick, Ph.D., is University Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Child Study Center at Virginia Tech. He is the author or editor of 25 books, 75 book chapters, and 350+ research articles. He is the current editor of Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review and Behavior Therapy. His research interests focus on social learning theory and phobic and anxiety disorders in youth.

Lars-Göran Öst, Ph.D., is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Stockholm University in Sweden.  He is the author of approximately 200 articles, chapters, and books and has been researching anxiety disorders for 30 years. He originally developed One-Session Treatment and has carried out a series of child and adult treatment studies demonstrating the treatment’s efficacy and comparability to other empirically-supported treatments. His research interests focus on anxiety and phobia in children and adults.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The current text is indeed a welcome addition to the literature because of its breadth of coverage but also because it provides an up-to-date overview of the literature. … For therapists who regularly treat clients with specific phobias, the text really is a must have. … For those with a more academic or research interest in the treatment of specific phobias, not only does the text provide an up-to-date overview of OST research, but it also highlights where gaps remain.” (Robert J. Edelmann, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 58 (7), February, 2013)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Specific Phobia: Phenomenology, Epidemiology, and Etiology

    Muris, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment of Specific Phobias in Adults

    Hood, Heather K. (et al.)

    Pages 19-42

  • Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment of Specific Phobias in Children and Adolescents

    Ollendick, Thomas H. (et al.)

    Pages 43-56

  • One-Session Treatment: Principles and Procedures with Adults

    Öst, Lars-Göran

    Pages 59-95

  • One-Session Treatment: Principles and Procedures with Children and Adolescents

    Davis, Thompson E. (et al.)

    Pages 97-125

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-3253-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-3252-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8591-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intensive One-Session Treatment of Specific Phobias
Editors
  • Thompson E. Davis III
  • Thomas H. Ollendick
  • Lars-Göran Öst
Series Title
Autism and Child Psychopathology Series
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3253-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3253-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3252-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8591-0
Series ISSN
2192-922X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 256
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