The Anxiety and Worry Workbook

The Anxiety and Worry Workbook : The Cognitive-Behavioral Solution

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If you're seeking lasting relief from out-of-control anxiety, this is the book for you. It is grounded in cognitive behavior therapy, the proven treatment approach developed and tested over more than 25 years by pioneering clinician-researcher Aaron T. Beck. Now Dr. Beck and fellow cognitive therapy expert David A. Clark put the tools and techniques of cognitive behavior therapy at your fingertips in this compassionate guide. Carefully crafted worksheets (you can download and print additional copies as needed), exercises, and examples reflect the authors' decades of experience helping people just like you. Learn practical strategies for identifying your anxiety triggers, challenging the thoughts and beliefs that lead to distress, safely facing the situations you fear, and truly loosening anxiety's grip--one manageable step at a time. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Meritshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 200.66 x 264.16 x 17.78mm | 635.03g
  • Guilford Publications
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white tables, figures
  • 160623918X
  • 9781606239186
  • 18,970

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"A great gift to anyone suffering from anxiety. This book is accessible, is written with warmth and wisdom, and includes the most up-to-date cognitive-behavioral strategies. Enormously valuable, it is sure to inspire courage and hope." - Paul Gilbert, Mental Health Research Unit, University of Derby, UK "Buy this gem of a book when you are ready to face your anxiety and take the necessary steps to overcome it. Drs. Clark and Beck are leaders in cognitive therapy, which has the highest anxiety treatment success rates in the world. Everyone who has ever felt anxious will recognize themselves in these pages and gain new understanding of what drives their anxiety. Even better, each chapter is packed with worksheets that can help lower anxiety within days and weeks. This is your chance to follow expert guidance with confidence as you take steps toward a calmer, happier future." - Christine A. Padesky, coauthor of Mind Over Mood "I would not hesitate to recommend The Anxiety and Worry Workbook to anyone interested in learning more about cognitive and cognitive behavioral approaches to anxiety - therapist and client alike. If you're a CBT practitioner, and in particular if you're already well versed in the authors' 2009 textbook, this Workbook should be in your arsenal. Even if you're not - and certainly if you're interested in addressing your anxiety and worry - then it deserves a look." - Dr Greg Mulhauser, Counselling Resource (online), March 2012 "From world-renowned cognitive therapists, this hands-on, practical, step-by-step workbook can help sufferers free themselves from debilitating anxiety and worry. It is complete with self-help forms that guide the reader in identifying and changing pessimistic and catastrophic thinking. Drs. Clark and Beck offer a clear and empowering roadmap for building a better life." - Robert L. Leahy, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA "A valuable resource for the millions of people around the world who suffer from anxiety, especially those who have panic attacks, fear social situations, or are tormented by constant worry. The book is easily accessible to readers who wish to work through the steps on their own or with the help of a therapist." - Richard G. Heimberg, Temple University, Pennsylvania, USAshow more

About David A. Clark

David A. Clark, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick, Canada, where he also has had a private practice for 25 years. Dr. Clark is a widely recognized authority on cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety and depression and is the author of numerous books, including The Mood Repair Toolkit. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Aaron T. Beck, MD, is the founder of cognitive therapy, University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, and President Emeritus of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Beck is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award, the American Psychological Association (APA) Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Psychiatric Association Distinguished Service Award, the Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Award for Research in Neuropsychiatry, and the Institute of Medicine's Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health and Gustav O. Lienhard Award. Together, Drs. Clark and Beck are the authors of a related professional book, Cognitive Therapy of Anxiety Disorders, also published by more

Table of contents

Preface 1. Making a New Start 2. Understanding Anxiety 3. The Anxious Mind 4. Getting Started 5. Developing Your Anxiety Profile 6. Transforming the Anxious Mind 7. Courageously Facing Fear 8. Let's Talk Strategy 9. Defeating Panic and Avoidance 10. Conquering Social Fear 11. Overcoming Worry Resourcesshow more