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This practical introduction helps trainees use cognitive behavioural therapy to assess and treat generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), one of the most commonly presented client issues. Taking the reader step-by-step through each stage of CBT with anxiety and worry, the authors illustrate the whole range of different treatment techniques whilst keeping the book accessible and concise.

Tailored to current High and Low Intensity (IAPT) training, it covers self-help literature as well as traditional one-to-one therapy. The book:

contains illustrative case material, balancing an evidence-based approach with awareness of the realities of today's practice; alerts trainees to the potential complicating factors and the co-existence of other anxiety or mood disorders alongside GAD; addresses cross-cutting professional themes, such as working with morbidity and the pressures of working within NHS settings.

Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this book is essential reading for all CBT trainees on IAPT programmes, as well as trainees on postgraduate counselling, psychotherapy and clinical psychology courses. Qualified therapists who require an update in this area will also find this a useful resource.

GAD and Low-Intensity Interventions
GAD and low-intensity interventions

Many mental healthcare providers in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the world are now being organised around a philosophy of stepped care in which client care is stratified so that the client can be matched to a level of intervention that is most appropriate for the severity and chronicity of their difficulties and which also, where possible, reflects aspects of client preference and choice. The ‘steps’ typically range from identification and monitoring of a problem by a primary healthcare practitioner, through to advice and information giving, low-level interventions such as therapeutic groups and guided self-help, and on to more intensive interventions such as one-to-one therapy sessions over several weeks or referral on to specialist mental health services ...

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