Solution Focused Anxiety Management
A Treatment and Training ManualBy
- Ellen Quick, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, CA, USA
Solution Focused Anxiety Management provides the clinician with evidence-based techniques to help clients manage anxiety. Cognitive behavioral and strategic tools, acceptance-based ideas, and mindfulness are introduced from a solution-focused perspective and tailored to client strengths and preferences.
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
Paperback, 326 Pages
Published: April 2013
Imprint: Academic Press
"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: Whats Love Got To Do With It?"Should you buy or buy into this book on Solution Focused Anxiety Management? Well, "You can-and you dont 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 eliminaterather than simply manageanxiety. 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 clients 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 Quicks 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 dont have to" try it out in their own work." --J. Scott Fraser, Ph.D., Professor, School of Professional Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
Chapter 1: What Is Solution Focused Anxiety Management (And How Is It Different from Other Approaches)?
Chapter 2: Conducting a Solution-focused Anxiety Management Class: "The Nuts and the Bolts"Chapter 3: Physical Reactions and Coping Techniques
Chapter 4: Behavioral TechniquesChapter 5: Thinking Coping Techniques
Chapter 6: Life Issues and AnxietyChapter 7: "Is Solution Focused Anxiety Management Useful for ?"
Chapter 8: Take Home Messages in Solution Focused Anxiety ManagementChapter 9: Solution Focused Anxiety Management and Individual Therapy
Chapter 10: What Accounts for Change in Solution Focused Anxiety Management? Common Factors and the "Golden Thread" of Second-Order Change