Intensive One-Session Treatment of Specific Phobias not only provides a summary of the evidence base, it also serves as a practical reference and training guide. This concise volume examines the phenomenology, epidemiology, and etiology of phobias, laying the groundwork for subsequent discussion of assessment strategies, empirically sound one-session treatment methods, and special topics. In addition, expert contributors address challenges common to exposure therapy, offer age-appropriate guidelines for treating young clients, and describe innovative computer-assisted techniques.
Organized to be read individually or in sequence, chapters delve into key areas, including:
• Evidence-based assessment and treatment of specific phobias in children, adolescents, and adults.
• One-session treatment theory and practice with children, adolescents, and adults.
• Handling difficult cases of specific phobias in youth.
• Interventions for specific phobias in special populations.
• Training and assessing therapists in one-session treatment.
• Ethical issues in considering exposure.
Intensive One-Session Treatment of Specific Phobias is an essential resource for researchers, clinicians, and graduate students in child, school, clinical, and counseling psychology; social work; and general and special education.
About the Author
Thomas H. Ollendick, Ph.D., is University Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Child Study Center at Virginia Tech. He is the author or editor of 25 books, 75 book chapters, and 350+ research articles. He is the current editor of Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review and Behavior Therapy. His research interests focus on social learning theory and phobic and anxiety disorders in youth.
Lars-Göran Öst, Ph.D., is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Skholm University in Sweden. He is the author of approximately 200 articles, chapters, and books and has been researching anxiety disorders for 30 years. He originally developed One-Session Treatment and has carried out a series of child and adult treatment studies demonstrating the treatment’s efficacy and comparability to other empirically-supported treatments. His research interests focus on anxiety and phobia in children and adults.