The Big Book of Exposures (eBook)
In cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposures are the gold standard for treating anxiety related disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, and phobias. However, clients are often resistant or fearful when starting treatment, and, as a result, even therapists can develop “exposure phobia.” In The Big Book of Exposures two anxiety specialists provide 400 creative, innovative, and easy-to-implement exposure exercises to help clients—and clinicians—move past their fears, energize treatment sessions, and improve client outcomes.
As a clinician, do you suffer from “exposure phobia?” This breakthrough book offers 400 creative, innovative, and easy-to-implement exposure exercises to help you and your clients move past fears, energize treatment sessions, and improve client outcomes.In cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposures are the gold standard for treating anxiety-related disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, and phobias. But if you’re like many therapists, you’ve likely encountered clients who are fearful or reluctant to exposure therapy. As a result, you may also shy away from doing exposures out of fear of worsening your client’s anxiety or rupturing the client/therapist rapport. So, how can you find a new approach for using this effective—yet intimidating—treatment?The Big Book of Exposures offers unconventional new exposures to help you provide the most effective treatment possible. In addition, you’ll also find a comprehensive overview of exposure therapy; a rationale for its use in treating anxiety-related disorders; troubleshooting tips for dealing with common roadblocks, such as avoidance; and techniques for helping clients stay motivated during treatment.With this essential resource, you’ll learn to create engaging and enjoyable exposure exercises to improve treatment outcomes and help your clients live better lives.