Imagery-Enhanced CBT for Social Anxiety Disorder

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Peter M McEvoy, Lisa M Saulsman, Ronald M Rapee

  • Imagery-Enhanced CBT for Social Anxiety Disorder

282 pages
ISBN: 9781462533053

Negative, distorted self-images are a key feature of social anxiety disorder (SAD) - and working with imagery can make cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) more effective for those who struggle with this debilitating problem. This book presents an innovative modular framework that incorporates vivid multisensory imagery into all aspects of treatment. Step-by-step guidance for implementing this evidence-based approach with individuals or groups is illustrated with rich case material.

In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 35 reproducible worksheets and handouts.

Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

Table of Contents

I. Overview of Social Anxiety and Its Treatment

  1. What Is Social Anxiety Disorder?
  2. Cognitive-Behavioral Models and Treatments for SAD
  3. Overview of Imagery-Enhanced CBT for SAD

II. Treatment Modules

  1. Socializing Clients to the Treatment Model
  2. Negative Thoughts and Images
  3. Avoidance and Safety Behaviors
  4. Negative Self-Image
  5. Attention Biases
  6. Negative Core Beliefs
  7. Maintenance and Relapse Prevention

Appendix. Reproducible Worksheets and Handouts

"An excellent work that covers the most up-to-date research and treatment for SAD. What sets this book apart is its emphasis on imagery, an aspect of CBT that many practitioners neglect in both their conceptualizations and treatment. Identifying and responding to relevant spontaneous images and inducing images for therapeutic effect can help clients change their cognitions at the emotional level. Therapists of any level of experience will find this book useful in constructing personal models of anxiety, focusing on the six maintaining factors of the disorder. The many case examples, session transcripts, and reproducible worksheets are valuable."
- Judith S. Beck, PhD, President, Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy