TREATING ANXIETY AND STRESS: A GROUP PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL APPROACH USING BRIEF CBT
The approach is clinically effective and efficient and has been empirically tested. It attempts, within a 'scientist-practitioner' framework, to achieve the best compromise between best practice and best value in providing help to a large number of people. It relies heavily on the written material that accompanies the course. Course topics can be varied according to the composition of the group.
- Presents a clinically tested and cost effective group method of treating stress and anxiety
- Offers a flexible approach that can be used with small and large groups
- Supports the concepts and methods offered with good clinical examples
- Provides a wealth of useful illustrative and client orientated materials that the therapist can copy or adapt
This book is written for clinical psychologists, therapists, nurses and counsellors with a basic knowledge of CBT who will welcome this useful approach to what is a major problem area in most busy mental health services.
Table of Contents:
THE ARGUMENT FOR CHANGE.
Treating Anxiety: Delving Beneath the Tip of the Iceberg.
Treating Anxiety: The Gulf between Research Findings and Clinical Realities.
Treating Anxiety: The Problems in Primary Care.
ISSUES IN DEVISING AND SETTING-UP THE GROUP THERAPY.
The 'Stress Control' Method.
Setting up a Course.
Developing Materials for the Course.
Preparing for the Course.
Running a Course.
THE STRESS MANAGEMENT COURSE.
Learning about Stress.
Treating Somatic Anxiety.
Treating Cognitive Anxiety.
Treating Behavioural Anxiety.
Treating Panic Attacks.
Completing the Jigsaw.
EVALUATION AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS.