Solution Focused Anxiety Management
A Treatment and Training ManualBy
- Ellen Quick
Clinical psychologists and psychologists in training.
Paperback, 326 Pages
Published: March 2013
Imprint: Academic Press
"With the approach described here, clients can enjoy some relief from anxiety right away. Quick explains theory and methods of a solution-focused approach to anxiety management and provides instructor notes and client readings for teaching the approach in a four-session class."-- Reference & Research Book News,October 2013 "This excellent book offers ideas that are practical, effective, efficient, and encouraging. I strongly recommend it to everyone - clients and clinicians - who want to better manage (and reduce) anxiety."--Michael F. Hoyt, Ph.D., author of Brief Psychotherapies: Principles and Practicesand editor of Therapist Stories of Inspiration, Passion, and Renewal: Whatâs Love Got To Do With It? "Should you buy or buy into this book on Solution Focused Anxiety Management? Well, "You can-and you donât have to." This is a core message of this user-friendly, four-session anxiety management guidebook. This solution focused approach to anxiety takes the pressure off of the idea that clients have to eliminate rather than simply manage anxiety. Clients and therapists will learn to tap into their own courage, coping, and appropriate caution and then choose to move forward in their own unique ways. This is an excellent integration of a range of potential tools offered to clients in a very non-threatening four-session class format. It takes the pressure off of rigid compliance with so-called evidence-based formats, and reduces clientsâ common wish to entirely eliminate their anxiety. Its "leading from behind" position of finding what works for clients and amplifying those strengths is balanced by how it introduces new options and frames that have often been found to work for others.
As in Ellen Quickâs other popular work, Doing What Works In Brief Therapy, this book offers another very practical, down-to-earth, user-friendly and immediately adaptable model for effective integrative practice. I can easily imagine how this brief group format will fit into my own work in a community mental health center struggling to address how to integrate best practices into a flexible format for a broad range of clients. I will heartily recommend this book to others who, of course, "can-but donât have to" try it out in their own work."--
J. Scott Fraser, Ph.D., Professor,School of Professional Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio