Applications of the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders

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David H. Barlow, Todd J. Farchione
Oxford University Press, Sep 4, 2017 - Affective Symptoms - 353 pages
Recent conceptualization of anxiety, depressive, and related "emotional" disorders emphasize their similarities rather than their differences. In response, there has been a movement in recent years away from traditional disorder-specific manuals for the treatment of these disorders and toward treatment approaches that focus on addressing psychological processes that appear to cut across disorders. These "transdiagnostic" evidence-based treatments may prove to be more cost efficient and have the potential to increase availability of evidence-based treatments to meet a significant public health need. Among clinicians, the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP), developed by Dr. David Barlow and colleagues, is the most recognizable and widely used transdiagnostic treatment protocol with empirical support for its use.

Applications of the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders provides clinicians with a "how to" guide for using the UP to treat a broad range of commonly encountered psychological disorders in adults. Each chapter covers a specific anxiety, depressive, or related "emotional" disorder, and important transdiagnostic processes are highlighted and discussed in relation to treatment. Case studies are employed throughout to illustrate the real-world application of this unique cognitive behavioral protocol and to instruct clinicians in the nuts and bolts of assessment, case formulation, and treatment in accordance with a transdiagnostic perspective.

 

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Contents

An Introduction
1
Rationale andApplication with the Unified Protocol
17
3 The Unified Protocol for Anxiety Disorders
38
4 The Unified Protocol for Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders
53
5 The Unified Protocol for Major Depressive Disorder
67
6 The Unified Protocol for Bipolar and Comorbid Disorders
86
7 The Unified Protocol for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
111
8 The Unified Protocol for Comorbid Alcohol Use and Anxiety Disorders
127
11 The Unified Protocol for Nonsuicidal and Suicidal Self InjuriousThoughts and Behaviors
179
12 The Unified Protocol for Borderline Personality Disorder
200
13 The Unified Protocol for Chronic Pain
215
14 The Unified Protocol for Complex Highly Comorbid Cases
231
15 Group Treatment Applications of the Unified Protocol
252
Examplesfrom Japan and Colombia
268
Future Directions
291
References
303

9 The Unified Protocol for Eating Disorders
150
10 The Unified Protocol for Insomnia Disorder
164

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David H. Barlow, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry Emeritus and Founder of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. Dr. Barlow has published over 600 articles and chapters and over 75 books and clinical manuals, mostly in the area of the nature and treatment of emotional disorders and clinical research methodology.

Todd J. Farchione, PhD, is Research Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University. Dr. Farchione's research interests are focused on the psychological factors associated with the development of anxiety, depressive, and related disorders. In particular, he is interested in the development and dissemination of more effective treatments for these disorders.

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