Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder (Practical Clinical Guidebooks)
ISBN 10: 1138671428
ISBN 13: 978-1138671423
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has proven to be the most effective form of treatment for social anxiety disorder. This revision of a highly regarded treatment manual presents an original treatment approach that includes specifically designed interventions to strengthen the relevant CBT strategies. This extensively revised volume builds upon empirical research to address the psychopathology and heterogeneity of social anxiety disorder, creating a series of specific interventions with numerous case examples and four new chapters on working with patients on medication, cultural factors, individual therapy, and monitoring on-track outcomes.
This book, written by two of the leading clinician-scientists in the field of anxiety disorders, is a thoughtfully revised and updated version of what was already a go-to manual for practitioners wanting to provide state-of-the-art care for their patients with social anxiety disorder (SAD). It provides clear, step-by-step guidance on utilizing cognitive-behavioral interventions for SAD, and effectively embeds case examples throughout to underscore and emphasize key principles for their employment. This is a very valuable book for both the trainee wanting practical guidance as they seek to master the practice of CBT as well as for the seasoned clinician looking to sharpen their practice.
Mark H. Pollack, M.D., The Grainger Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Rush University Medical Center, Past President, Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Hofmann and Otto, with groundbreaking research paving the way, have produced an easy to use but powerful and cutting-edge program for treating the devastations of social anxiety disorder that should be on every clinician’s bookshelf. Their decades of hands-on experience with this difficult problem and their compassion for those suffering from it are evident.
David H. Barlow Ph.D, ABPP, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Founder and Director Emeritus, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University
About the Author
Stefan G. Hofmann, PhD is a professor of psychology at Boston University, editor of Cognitive Therapy and Research, and a highly cited researcher with more than 300 peer-reviewed journal articles and 20 books on the nature and treatment of emotional disorders.
Michael W. Otto, PhD is a professor of psychology at Boston University. His work includes over 400 publications on the nature and treatment of anxiety, mood, and substance use disorders.