Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders
Robert L. Leahy PhD, Stephen J. F. Holland PsyD, Lata K. McGinn PhD
This widely used book is packed with indispensable tools for treating the most common clinical problems encountered in outpatient mental health practice. Chapters provide basic information on depression and the six major anxiety disorders; step-by-step instructions for evidence-based assessment and intervention; illustrative case examples; and practical guidance for writing reports and dealing with third-party payers. In a convenient large-size format, the book features 74 reproducible client handouts, homework sheets, and therapist forms for assessment and record keeping. The CD-ROM enables clinicians to rapidly generate individualized treatment plans, print extra copies of the forms, and find information on frequently prescribed medications.
New to This Edition
- The latest research on each disorder and its treatment.
- Innovative techniques that draw on cognitive, behavioral, and mindfulness- and acceptance-based approaches.
- Two chapters offering expanded descriptions of basic behavioral and cognitive techniques.
- More than half of the 74 reproducibles are entirely new.
Peer & Editorial Reviews
“I highly recommend this book. For the novice, the authors provide a concise overview of the major risk factors and empirical approaches for each of the anxiety and mood disorders. For clinicians at every level of experience, the book is chock full of techniques, charts, and tools for implementing cognitive and behavioral strategies, with plenty of case examples to illustrate the techniques. The authors provide fantastic guidance on how to address common barriers in implementing cognitive-behavioral therapy.”
“Evidence-based interventions–especially cognitive and behavioral therapies–will occupy a central role in the future of mental health care. Written by highly experienced clinicians and scholars, this volume (together with the included CD-ROM) has filled a crucial need since its original publication. The second edition provides up-to-date, hands-on recommendations and concrete guidelines for treating the most common anxiety and mood disorders using well-supported cognitive and behavioral strategies. This is a ‘must-read’ book for mental health practitioners of the 21st century and an essential teaching tool for future therapists in all disciplines.”
“This updated second edition incorporates the latest theory and research. The authors present a wide array of tried and tested techniques and show when and how to use them. The book includes detailed guidance on assessment and report writing and abundant material for direct use with clients. It should be part of every clinician’s CBT toolkit.”
“This is a well-written, concise, yet scholarly and informative volume that will be of great value to psychotherapy trainees and practitioners. The most important current information on cognitive-behavioral techniques for depression and anxiety is clearly summarized. Available clinical tools are presented in a very practical and user-friendly manner.”
“What an excellent resource! Comprehensive, concise, and easy to understand, the book offers a wonderful integration of theory, research, and clinical examples. A plethora of strategies and techniques are illustrated with session-by-session case studies. Essential reading for clinicians, this book should be a required text for any CBT course at the master’s or doctoral level.”
“The layout of each chapter, as well as the included sample treatment plans and patient forms, greatly facilitates the implementation of treatment within a busy practice.”