International Handbook of Cognitive and Behavioural Treatments for Psychological Disorders

1st Edition

Editors: V.E. Caballo
Print ISBN: 9780444547101
eBook ISBN: 9780080534787
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 27th November 1998
Page Count: 698
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This handbook shows the wide perspective cognitive-behavioural treatment can offer to health professionals, the vast majority of whom now recognize that cognitive behavioural procedures are very useful in treating many 'mental' disorders, even if certain disciplines continue to favour other kinds of treatment. This book offers a wide range of structured programmes for the treatment of various psychological/psychiatric disorders as classified by the DSM-IV. The layout will be familiar to the majority of health professionals in the description of mental disorders and their later treatment. It is divided into seven sections, covering anxiety disorders, sexual disorders, dissociative, somatoform, impulse control disorders, emotional disorders and psychotic and organic disorders. Throughout the twenty-three chapters, this book offers the health professional a structured guide with which to start tackling a whole series of 'mental' disorders and offers pointers as to where to find more detailed information. The programmes outlined should, it is hoped, prove more effective than previous approaches with lower economic costs and time investment for the patient and therapist.


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Table of Contents

Section headings, chapter and chapter sub-headings: Foreword (H.J. Eysenck). Preface (V.E. Caballo). I. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Anxiety Disorders. 1. Specific Phobia (M.M. Antony, D.H. Barlow). Introduction. Theoretical foundations of exposure-based treatment. Empirical findings on the treatment of specific phobias. A cognitive-behavioral treatment program for specific phobia. Conclusions and future directions. References. Further readings. 2. Social Phobia (V.E. Caballo et al.). Introduction. Definition and epidemiological and clinical features. Theoretical foundations for the treatment of social phobia. A model for the acquisition of social anxiety/phobia. Empirical results for the effectiveness of cognitive/behavioral treatments of social phobia. Assessment of social phobia. Development of a protocol for the cognitive/behavioral treatment of social phobia. Conclusions and future directions. References. Further readings. 3. Agoraphobia (E. Echeburúa, P. de Corral). Introduction. Evaluation. Exposure therapy. Self-exposure. Cognitive and coping techniques and means of improving upon exposure therapy. Conclusions. References. Further readings. 4. Panic Disorder (M.G. Craske, M.R. Lewin). Introduction. Theoretical and empirical foundations of treatment. Cognitive-behavioral treatment approaches. Cognitive-behavioral treatment protocol. Conclusions and future directions. References. Further readings. 5. Analysis and Treatment of Obsessions (M. Freeston, R. Ladouceur). Introduction. Diagnostic issues. A clinical model of obsessional thoughts. Assessment. Treatment. References. Further readings. 6. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (M. Astin, P. Resick). Introduction. Learning theory. Emotional processing theory. Information processing theory. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. Future directions. References. Further readings. 7. Analysis and Treatment of Generalized A


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About the Editor

V.E. Caballo

Affiliations and Expertise

Facultad de Psicologia, Universidad de Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain


@from:Jonathan Parker, University of Hull @qu:... it would pay practitioners who employ cognitive-behavioural strategies in their work to encourage their libraries, training departments and resources sections to invest in a copy. It is the kind of textbook that will continue to be consulted, referenced and employed well into the future. ... This book is highly recommended. It will continue in relevance and usefulness for many years to come as a reference work for specific programmes with particular psychological issues. @source:Cognitive Behavioural Social Work Review @from:Sonia Gatzanis @qu:In this most impressive book, Vicente Caballo, of the University of Granada, has brought together a collection of chapters that cover a wide range of structured programmes for the treatment of various psychological/psychiatric disorders. ...this is a volume that will be found by practitioners to be most useful. Its very thorough treatment of the clinical problems that are included will ensure that it will be used and recommended widely. @source:Behaviour Research and Therapy