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CBT for Worry and Generalised Anxiety Disorder
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CBT for Worry and Generalised Anxiety Disorder



March 2011 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This practical introduction helps trainees use cognitive behavioural therapy to assess and treat generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), one of the most commonly presented client issues. Taking the reader step-by-step through each stage of CBT with anxiety and worry, the authors illustrate the whole range of different treatment techniques whilst keeping the book accessible and concise.

Tailored to current High and Low Intensity (IAPT) training, it covers self-help literature as well as traditional one-to-one therapy. The book:

- contains illustrative case material, balancing an evidence-based approach with awareness of the realities of today's practice

- alerts trainees to the potential complicating factors and the co-existence of other anxiety or mood disorders alongside GAD

- addresses cross-cutting professional themes, such as working with morbidity and the pressures of working within NHS settings.

Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this book is essential reading for all CBT trainees on IAPT programmes, as well as trainees on postgraduate counselling, psychotherapy and clinical psychology courses. Qualified therapists who require an update in this area will also find this a useful resource.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCING CBT FOR GENERAL ANXIETY DISORDER (GAD)
 
Introducing Generalized Anxiety Disorder
 
Key Psychological Processes in GAD
 
PART TWO: CBT FOR GAD IN PRACTICE
 
The Assessment and Initial Formulation of GAD
 
Key Interventions 1: Worry Awareness Training
 
Key Interventions 2: Recognising and Overcoming Intolerance of Uncertainty
 
Key Interventions 3: Recognising and Overcoming Positive Beliefs about Worry
 
Overcoming Worry 1: Real Event Worry
 
Overcoming Worry 2: Hypothetical Event Worry
 
Relapse Prevention
 
GAD and Low-Intensity Approaches
 
Co-Morbidity
 
Complicating Factors

'Several evidence-based CBT programmes for GAD have been developed. This book provides an outstanding guide to one of the best validated approaches, based on the Laval model, and is likely to be of interest to any clinician treating GAD, including those working in IAPT services.'

David M. Clark, Professor of Psychology
Kings College London, UK


A great book, well written. A must read when learning about Generalized Anxiety Disorder and worry.

Miss kirsty saville
School of Psychology, Exeter University
November 11, 2016

The content was not relevant for the task we are hoping to achieve. However for people interested in generalised anxiety disorder, this book provides a structured process to be followed or adapt for client needs.

Mr Daniel Slade
Work Place Learning , City of Bristol College
January 2, 2014

This is an excellent textbook which sets out practical and understandable CBT treatment approaches for worry and general anxiety disorders. This book is suitable for new and experienced CBT therapists and for those teaching CBT skills.

Mrs Val Howatson
School of Health and Social Care, Glasgow Caledonian University
May 23, 2013

The text offers students an overview of CBT theory in relation to GAD. Well written and easily accessible.

Mr Mark James
Faculty of Health, Sport and Science, Glamorgan University
October 7, 2011

This book is very reader-friendly and as such is more accessible than the protocol text. It will be useful source for students on both our courses

Ms Megan Edwards
Health Sciences, University of York
July 25, 2011

Very student friendly text with extremely useful self report questionnaires incorporated.

Mrs Anne Smith
other, Liverpool John Moores University
July 20, 2011

A good text which provides useful additional reading for CBT students and therapists. I have suggested it will be used as a supplementary text as it lacks more details on the socialisation aspects of client introduction to CBT interventions, not enough on self-help approaches and also on the amount of effort required to ameliorate this distressing condition. Neveretheless I enjoyed reading the book and will refer to it when lecturing or writing articles so tghis is not to be taken as a negative review.

Professor Mike Thomas
Dept of Health & Social Care, Chester University
May 16, 2011

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