Cognitive Therapy of Anxiety Disorders - A Practical Guide20th July 2010
All mental health clinicians and professionals, in practice and training, will welcome this concise and practical book which providesa detailed account of cognitive models, including new perspectivesstate-of-the-art applications of cognitive therapycase examples demonstrating the real world application of techniquesspecific coverage of major categories of anxiety disordersknowledge based on very substantial treatment and outcome experienceThis book emphasises the design and implementation of ‘pure cognitive therapy interventions. There are general sections on assessment and basic cognitive therapy skills, as well as practical advice on designing and executing behavioural experiments, homework tasks, and verbal re-attribution methods. A useful appendix includes questionnaires and outcome measures, and a selection of material that can be copied for patients. "Adrian Wells provides here a comprehensive overview of the cognitive model of anxiety disorders and illustrates how detailed, disorder-specific cognitive conceptualizations inform the choice of therapeutic interventions. The book incorporates the most up-to-date theory of anxiety disorders, much of it originated by the author. Dr Wells provides an array of effective, user-friendly cognitive techniques and vivid case examples. Students and seasoned therapists will find this volume valuable.
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