Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry (MAW)

Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry (MAW)

Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry (MAW)

Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry (MAW)


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Generalized Anxiety Disorder occurs in approximately 4% of the population and is characterized by excessive uncontrollable worry about everyday things. The constant worry can be extremely impairing if left untreated, even to the point of causing physical symptoms.
Written by the developers of an empirically supported and effective cognitive-behavioral therapy program for treating GAD, this second edition therapist guide includes all the information and materials necessary to implement a successful treatment protocol. The therapeutic technique described in this book is research-based with a proven success rate when used in both individual and group formats, as well as with clients currently taking medication.
Designed to be used in conjunction with its corresponding workbook, this therapist guide outlines a 10-session program comprised of four primary treatment modules including, cognitive restructuring, progressive muscle relaxation, worry exposures, and in vivo exposure exercises. New features to this edition include expanded chapters that provide detailed instructions for conducting each session, session outlines, and recommended homework assignments. This user-friendly guide is a dependable resource that no clinician can do without!
TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions!

DT All programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of research

DT A prestigious scientific advisory board, led by series Editor-In-Chief David H. Barlow, reviews and evaluates each intervention to ensure that it meets the highest standard of evidence so you can be confident that you are using the most effective treatment available to date

DT Our books are reliable and effective and make it easy for you to provide your clients with the best care available

DT Our corresponding workbooks contain psychoeducational information, forms and worksheets, and homework assignments to keep clients engaged and motivated

DT A companion website ( offers downloadable clinical tools and helpful resources

DT Continuing Education (CE) Credits are now available on select titles in collaboration with PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198041016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/23/2006
Series: Treatments That Work
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 664 KB

About the Author

Michelle G. Craske received her PhD from the University of British Columbia in 1985 and has published over 100 articles and chapters in the areas of anxiety disorders and fear. She recently completed an advanced level text, Anxiety Disorders: Psychological Approaches to Theory and Treatment. Currently, she is professor of psychology in the department of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Behavioral Research Program. She continues to serve on the DSM-IV Anxiety Disorders Workgroup Subcommittee, which is charged with revising the text that accompanies the diagnostic criteria; is a consultant to various national organizations in their efforts to develop and disseminate practice guidelines for panic disorder and other anxiety disorders; and has been awarded NIMH/NIH funds for the study of anxiety disorders. Her research focuses on furthering the understanding of fear and anxiety and in developing more effective treatments for the anxiety disorders.

David H. Barlow received his Ph.D. from the University of Vermont in 1969 and has published over 400 articles and chapters and over 20 books. His major interests over the past 30 years has been the study of anxiety and its disorders, and developing new psychological procedures for practice settings. Prior to his current position as Professor and Director of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders and Director of Clinical Psychology Programs at Boston University, he founded clinical psychology internships at Brown University and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is the recipient of the 2000 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology. Other awards include the Career Contribution Awards from the Massachusetts and California Psychological Associations, and a MERIT award from the National Institute of Mental Health for long-term contributions to the clinical research effort. During the 1997/1998 academic year, he was Fritz Redlich Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences in Palo Alto, California. He is Past-President of the Society of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association, and the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy. He was also Chair of the American Psychological Association Task Force of Psychological Intervention Guidelines, a member of the DSM-IV Task Force of the American Psychiatric Association, and was Co-Chair of the Work Group for revising the anxiety disorders categories.

Table of Contents

1. Structure of the Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry Program and Practical Issues in Its Implementation
2. The Nature of Anxiety and Generalized Anxiety Disorder
3. Outline of Treatment Procedures and Basic Principles Underlying Treatment
4. Lesson 1—The Nature of Generalized Anxiety
5. Lesson 2—Learning to Recognize Your Own Anxiety
6. Lesson 3—The Purpose and Function of Anxiety
7. Lesson 4—A Closer Look at Generalized Anxiety Disorder
8. Lesson 5—Learning to Relax
9. Lesson 6—Controlling Thoughts That Cause Anxiety I: Overestimating the Risk
10. Lesson 7—Controlling Thoughts That Cause Anxiety II: Thinking the Worst
11. Lesson 8—Direct Worry Control
12. Lesson 9—From Worry Exposure to Worry Prevention
13. Lesson 10—Dealing With Real Problems
14. Lesson 11—Drugs for Anxiety and Their Relation to This Program
15. Lesson 12—Your Accomplishments and Your Future
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