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Comprehensive Handbook of the Exposure Therapies - Flora Hoodin

Comprehensive Handbook of the Exposure Therapies

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Published: 26th October 2006
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Exposure Therapy refers to any clinical intervention in which a client directly confronts a source of fear. Since high levels of anxiety can not be maintained indefinitely, repeated exposure leads to decreased anxiety. This type of treatment is effective with phobias, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorders, panic, generalized anxiety, and several other disorders. It's also been found to be effective in helping to treat substance abuse. Although exposure-based treatments have been extensively researched and reported in the literature, there is no single comprehensive treatment of exposure therapies. Writings tend to be limited to larger pieces on treating specific disorders or types of patients. A comprehensive book on the use of these treatments across patient disorders will be of great use to practitioners.
The book is divided into three sections: Foundation, Applications, and Issues. Foundation chapters considers theoretical and assessment issues. Applications chapters will discuss research literature on each disorder having been proven to be successfully treated with exposure therapy. Issue chapters will discuss liability issues, false memory syndrome, and the use of computers and virtual reality in exposure therapy.
*Covers the broad range of exposure therapies in one comprehensive source
*Provides an integrated look at exposure therapy across a variety of disorders
*Each such chapter will include a case study
*Blends literature review and practice guidelines

"The authors have succeeded admirably in producing a book that covers exposure therapy from its humble beginnings in behaviorism to its widespread use in anxiety disorders to its forward-thinking future in virtual reality. This book should be a powerful awakening for clinicians who have thus far neglected exposure therapy, but still leaves plenty of stimulating material for more seasoned therapists seeking to expand their use of exposure therapy." - Doody Enterprises, Inc.

Contributors
Preface
Description, Mechanisms of Action, and Assessment
Animal Models of Exposure Therapy: A Selective Review
Exposure Therapy and Cognitive Interventions for the Anxiety Disorders: Overview and Newer Third-Generation Perspectives
Translational Research Perspectives on Maximizing the Effectiveness of Exposure Therapy
Exposure Therapy and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Exposure Therapy with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Issues in Conducting Exposure Therapy to Treat Combat Veterans' PTSD
Exposure Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Cognitive-Behavior Therapy and the Treatment of Childhood Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Exposure Treatments for Panic Disorder with and without Agoraphobia
Exposure Therapy for Phobias
Applications of Exposure Techniques in Behavioral Medicine
Exposure Therapy for Hypochondriasis
The Effect of Pharmacotherapy on the Effectiveness of Exposure Therapy
Pharmacological Enhancement of Learning in Exposure Therapy
Virtual Reality Applications for Exposure
Obstacles to Successful Implementation of Exposure Therapy
Exposure Therapy Has a Public Relations Problem: A Dearth of Litigation Amid a Wealth of Concern
Appedix
Index
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ISBN: 9780125874212
ISBN-10: 0125874219
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 26th October 2006
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.86