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Understanding and Treating Anxiety Disorders : An Integrative Approach to Healing the Wounded Self - Barry E. Wolfe

Understanding and Treating Anxiety Disorders

An Integrative Approach to Healing the Wounded Self

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Published: 1st June 2005
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Understanding and Treating Anxiety Disorders: An Integrative Approach to Healing the Wounded Self provides in an effective new way to treat anxiety disorders that shows how, by evaluating the specific needs of a client and selecting appropriate approaches from several different therapeutic methods, one can identify and treat the specific emotional basis for a particular anxiety. This book includes an integrative theory of the etiology of various anxiety disorders and an integrative psychotherapy that incorporates psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic-experiential, and biomedical perspectives on anxiety. The approach is based in the premise that no single psychotherapeutic orientation is sufficient for the comprehensive and durable treatment of anxiety disorders. The integrated theories are first presented for anxiety disorders in general and then are applied to specific anxiety disorders, including specific phobias, social phobias, panic disorder with and without agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The author proposes that, in all of these variations of anxiety disorders, wounds to the client's sense of self are always central, and only by taking a tailored approach to a client's specific wounds can healing begin. This research-informed and clinically tested approach to helping clients resolve anxiety disorders will be of great interest to mental health practitioners of all orientations.

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Foundations for Understanding Anxietyp. 1
Introductionp. 3
On the Nature and Classification of Anxietyp. 13
Perspectives on Anxiety Disordersp. 25
An Integrative Theory of Anxiety Disordersp. 59
Toward an Integrative Etiological Model of Anxiety Disordersp. 61
An Integrative Model of the Selfp. 81
The Wounded Self: An Integrative Etiological Model of Anxiety Disordersp. 105
The Application of the Integrative Model to Specific Anxiety Disordersp. 125
An Integrative Therapy for Anxiety Disordersp. 155
Toward an Integrative Psychotherapy for Anxiety Disordersp. 157
An Integrative Psychotherapy for Anxiety Disordersp. 191
The Integrative Therapy Applied to Specific Anxiety Disordersp. 213
Future Directions and a Final Summaryp. 233
Wolfe's Focusing Techniquep. 251
Referencesp. 253
Author Indexp. 273
Subject Indexp. 279
About the Authorp. 301
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ISBN: 9781591471967
ISBN-10: 1591471966
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st June 2005
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 18.42  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.74