Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry: Workbook
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Do you constantly worry about the "what ifs" of life? Does your anxiety over events that have yet to happen cause you physical discomfort? If you are prone to problems with anxiety and worry, you may suffer from Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Those who have been diagnosed with GAD know that it can cause chronic tension, fatigue, irritability and difficulties sleeping. What can be done to help? In recent years it has been proven that the most effective treatment for GAD is a program like the one outlined in this book, based on the principles of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). Written by renowned therapists, this Workbook includes all the information you need to learn the appropriate skills to combat your anxiety and worry. For use in conjunction with supervised therapy, this book makes it easy for you to become an active participant in your treatment. Bring the workbook to your sessions while your therapist uses the corresponding Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry, Therapist Guide to teach you techniques to help you relax and decrease your level of anxiety. This revised workbook includes user-friendly devices to aid you in overcoming your excessive worry, such as self-assessment quizzes, homework exercises, and case studies of individuals experiencing the same issues as you. It also includes interactive forms that can be photocopied or downloaded from the companion website, for you to monitor your progress throughout treatment. This one of a kind resource allows you to work alongside your therapist to personalise your treatment strategy and learn recovery skills that are useful for a lifetime.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 213.36 x 276.86 x 7.62mm | 317.51g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 7 line illustrations
  • 0195300017
  • 9780195300017
  • 130,948

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This is one of the best client workbooks for generalized anxiety disorder in quite some time. Strongly recommended! * Doody's Notes *show more

About Michelle G. Craske

Michelle G. Craske received her PhD from the University of British Columbia in 1985 and has published over 100 articles and chapters in the areas of anxiety disorders and fear. She recently completed an advanced level text, Anxiety Disorders: Psychological Approaches to Theory and Treatment. Currently, she is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Behavioral Research Program. She continues to serve on the DSM-IV Anxiety Disorders Workgroup Subcommittee, which is charged with revising the text that accompanies the diagnostic criteria; is a consultant to various national organizations in their efforts to develop and disseminate practice guidelines for panic disorder and other anxiety disorders; and has been awarded NIMH/NIH funds for the study of anxiety disorders. David H. Barlow received his Ph.D. from the University of Vermont in 1969 and has published over 400 articles and chapters and over 20 books. His major interests over the past 30 years has been the study of anxiety and its disorders, and developing new psychological procedures for practice settings. Prior to his current position as Professor and Director of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders and Director of Clinical Psychology Programs at Boston University, he founded clinical psychology internships at Brown University and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is the recipient of the 2000 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology. Other awards include the Career Contribution Awards from the Massachusetts and California Psychological Associations, and a MERIT award from the National Institute of Mental Health for long-term contributions to the clinical research effort.show more

Table of contents

1. Is this Program Right for You? The Nature of Generalized Anxiety. ; 2. Learning to Recognize Your own Anxiety ; 3. The Purpose and Function of Anxiety ; 4. A Closer Look at Generalized Anxiety Disorder ; 5. Learning to Relax ; 6. Controlling Thoughts That Cause Anxiety I: Overestimating the Risk ; 7. Controlling Thoughts that Cause Anxiety II: Thinking the Worst ; 8. Getting to the Heart of Worrying: Facing Your Fears ; 9. From Fears to Behaviors ; 10. Dealing with Real Problems: Time Management, Goal-Setting and Problem Solving ; 11. Drugs for Anxiety and Their Relation to Thie Problem ; 12. Your Accomplishments and Your Futureshow more

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