Solution Focused Anxiety Management
A Treatment and Training Manual
- Ellen Quick, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, CA, USA
The book presents the conceptual foundation, methods, and attitudes of a solution-focused approach. Case examples illustrate how to transform anxiety into the "Four Cs" (courage, coping, appropriate caution and choice). Readers learn how to utilize solution focused anxiety management in single-session, brief, and intermittent therapy as well as in a class setting.
The book additionally includes all materials needed for teaching solution focused anxiety management in a four-session psychoeducational class: complete instructor notes, learner readings, and companion online materials.
- Focuses on what works in anxiety management
- Presents evidenced based techniques from a solution-focused perspective
- Increases effectiveness by utilizing client strengths and preferences
- Describes applications in single session, brief, and intermittent therapy
- Supplies forms and worksheets for the therapist to use in practice
- Features clinically rich case examples
- Supplements text with online companion material
- Suitable for use as a treatment manual, reference, or course text
Clinical psychologists and psychologists in training.
- Published: March 2013
- Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
- ISBN: 978-0-12-394421-4
As in Ellen Quick’s 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 don’t have to" try it out in their own work."--
Table of Contents
Chapter One: What Is Solution Focused Anxiety Management, and How Is It Different from Other Approaches?
Chapter Two: Conducting a Solution Focused Anxiety Management Class: "The Nuts and the Bolts"
Chapter Three: Instructor Notes for Topic One: Physical Reactions and Coping Techniques
Chapter Four: Instructor Notes for Topic Two: Behavioral Techniques
Chapter Five: Instructor Notes for Topic Three: Thinking Techniques
Chapter Six: Instructor Notes for Topic Four: Life Issues and Anxiety
Chapter Seven: Solution Focused Anxiety Management and Individual Therapy
Chapter Eight: Appropriate Caution as an Ingredient of the Solution
Chapter Nine: Perspectives from the Solution-focused Community
Chapter Ten: Concluding Questions: What Creates Change in Solution Focused Anxiety Management, and How Can We Do More of It?
Appendix A: Learner Readings for Topic One: Physical Reactions and Coping Techniques
Appendix B: Learner Readings for Topic Two: Behavioral Techniques
Appendix C: Learner Readings for Topic Three: Thinking Techniques
Appendix D: Learner Readings for Topic Four: Life Issues and Anxiety