- File Size: 9212 KB
- Print Length: 294 pages
- Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1 edition (November 15, 2011)
- Publication Date: November 15, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FOT65TC
- Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,943 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
- Highlight, take notes, and search in the book
- In this edition, page numbers are just like the physical edition
- Create digital flashcards instantly
Books with Buzz
Discover the latest buzz-worthy books, from mysteries and romance to humor and nonfiction. Explore more
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
"From world-renowned cognitive therapists, this hands-on, practical, step-by-step workbook can help you free yourself from debilitating anxiety and worry. Use this book as a daily guide to understanding and changing your thinking. Drs. Clark and Beck offer a clear and empowering roadmap for building a better life."--Robert L. Leahy, PhD, author of The Worry Cure
"A great gift to anyone suffering from anxiety. This book is accessible, is written with warmth and wisdom, and includes the most up-to-date cognitive behavioral strategies. Enormously valuable, it is sure to inspire courage and hope."--Paul Gilbert, PhD, author of The Compassionate Mind
"A valuable and accessible resource for the millions of people around the world who suffer from anxiety, especially those who have panic attacks, fear social situations, or are tormented by constant worry."--Richard G. Heimberg, PhD, Department of Psychology and Director, Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple, Temple University
About the Author
David A. Clark, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick, Canada, where he also has had a private practice for 25 years. Dr. Clark is a widely recognized authority on cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety and depression and is the author of numerous books, including The Mood Repair Toolkit. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Top international reviews
It's not as much of of a light-read as some popular self-help books. It's a workbook in the true sense, with a thorough and systematic chapter-by-chapter approach, including many forms to complete and regular exercises to engage in, perhaps requiring half an hour of work per day for several months. This, in other words, is a serious evidence-based guide to addressing anxiety directly and it will require commitment from the reader.
The book begins with a generic approach to anxiety, which can be used for subclinical problems and many mild-moderate issues. The later chapters focus on three special categories of anxiety: panic attacks, social anxiety and chronic worry. These problems are experienced by many people but the chapters will, of course, be particularly relevant to people who suffer from panic disorder, social phobia, or generalised anxiety disorder (sometimes called the "worry" disorder). Of course, individuals with diagnosable anxiety disorders should probably seek treatment from a qualified therapist who can guide them through an approach like this.
Beck's approach is different to that described by many other books on CBT, some of which adopt a simpler approach or perhaps failed to recognise or assimilate aspects of Beckian cognitive therapy fully. For example, Beck has always interpreted anxiety as being maintained by faulty "appraisals" of threat and coping, following early research in the field of stress, which he applied to anxiety. Thoughts which over-estimate the probability and severity of potential harm are therefore the main target, along with those which under-estimate one's ability to cope and create a sense of helplessness or vulnerability. Moreover, Beck makes the technique of exposure to feared events central to his approach, emphasising the role of "habituation", from behaviour therapy, the natural tendency for anxiety to abate when anxious situations are endured in a repeated, prolonged and systematic manner, without internal struggle or unecessary safety-seeking efforts. Beck also recognises that the process of worrying, prolonged thinking about possible catastrophes and one's difficulty coping, needs to be addressed in a way that goes beyond simple disputation of individual thoughts. The AWARE acronym recommended in his earlier manual (1985) as a self-help strategy for use early in cognitive therapy, although not mentioned in his recent clinical manual for anxiety, re-appears here, particularly as advice for coping during exposure experiments. (AWARE = Accept feelings, Watch thoughts and feelings in a detached way, Act as if non-anxious, Repeat these steps, and Expect to make progress, adopting a realistic but optimistic attitude.) This acronym (from 1985) shows the extent to which Beck's original cognitive therapy for anxiety pre-empted recent "mindfulness and acceptance-based" approaches to CBT.
For some people, without the guidance of a therapist, this workbook (which is really a rigorous programme of self-help) will perhaps be too demanding. However, it probably contains the best evidence-based guidance on tackling anxiety available and potentially makes a powerful adjunct to individual CBT for a range of anxiety disorders. That said, even if someone reads it and only applies some parts of the book, they may still be better off than someone who reads poor advice from popular but less scientific books on anxiety and self-help. So overall: highly recommended!