The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution

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Guilford Press, Sep 8, 2011 - Psychology - 294 pages
Out-of-control anxiety can be disabling -- limiting where sufferers can go and what they can do, impeding life goals, and causing frightening physical symptoms. Fortunately, effective treatments are available, and cognitive behavior therapy -- developed and tested over more than 25 years by pioneering clinician/researcher Aaron T. Beck -- is one of the best. Now Dr. Beck and fellow cognitive therapy expert David A. Clark provide a complete, accessible, empowering workbook for anxiety sufferers who want to take back their lives. A wealth of self-assessment tools, worksheets, stories, and exercises help readers identify their own anxiety triggers and challenge the thoughts and beliefs that lead to distress. By learning to think differently, readers can truly loosen anxiety's grip -- one manageable step at a time.
 

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My Behavioral Therapist told me about this book. I went out and bought it and now not sure was good idea as it causes more anxiety just trying to get copies of worksheets downloaded from the internet. I don't want to write everything in book and have someone pick it up and see my feeling and thoughts. Needs more clear directions on how download copies of work sheets without having to sign up or buy another of the same book off the internet. Took some time to get started reading and working with comparing with another's stories. Had to make my own copies of worksheet on notebook paper. Hard to copy out of book. Easier to work within book once worksheets are separated outside of book.
Needs tear out worksheets in the back of the book
 

Contents

1 Making a New Start
1
2 Understanding Anxiety
14
3 The Anxious Mind
28
4 Getting Started
52
5 Developing Your Anxiety Profile
67
6 Transforming the Anxious Mind
97
7 Courageously Facing Fear
126
8 Lets Talk Strategy
150
9 Defeating Panic and Avoidance
164
10 Conquering Social Fear
192
11 Overcoming Worry
233
Resources
277
References
283
Index
287
About the Authors
294
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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 Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Aaron T. Beck, MD, is University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and President of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. A world-renowned researcher, educator, and practicing psychiatrist, Dr. Beck is the founder of cognitive therapy. He has been honored with numerous awards, including the Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research and research awards from both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association. Together, Drs. Clark and Beck are the authors of a related professional book, Cognitive Therapy of Anxiety Disorders, also published by Guilford.

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