Provides clinicians and therapists with a practical guide to evidenced-based techniques that help reduce stress and anxiety as well as enhance quality of life. The techniques discussed are aimed at adults and help clinicians deliver best practice treatments to individuals and groups with anxiety and stress related issues, as well as those who would generally benefit from building up their emotional resilience. It provides information about psychotherapeutic strategies that have a solid evidence base, and are recommended by evidence based treatment guidelines. These include cognitive behavioural therapy, medical/biological models, biopsychosocial models, psychodynamic perspectives, narrative therapy, family therapy, and interpersonal therapy This manual will be invaluable to a wide variety of professionals including psychologists, psychiatrists, medical practitioners, mental health workers, and social workers. It is written in straightforward, uncomplicated language to assist practitioners to be able to pass their knowledge on to their clients easily and effectively.
The chapters and exercises are provided in a format that is easy to use and includes handouts and worksheets for clients for the management of stress and anxiety and the treatment of anxiety disorders. A CD accompanies the book from which these worksheets can be printed.
Lillian Nejad PhD is a clinical psychologist who has been working in the public mental health and community health systems in Melbourne, Australia for over ten years. She specialises in helping individuals manage their stress and anxiety and has developed and facilitated many groups on relaxation, stress and anxiety management.Katerina Volny BSc is a psychologist who has worked in public mental health and private practice settings in Melbourne, Australia. She is experienced in cognitive-behavioural techniques to treat a wide variety of individuals who experience stress and anxiety.