This volume constitutes the first solidly research-grounded guide for practitioners wending their way through the new maze of self-help approaches. The Handbook of Self-Help Therapies summarizes the current state of our knowledge about what works and what does not, disorder by disorder and modality by modality. Among the covered topics are: self-regulation theory; anxiety disorders; depression; childhood disorders; eating disorders; sexual dysfunctions; insomnia; problem drinking; smoking cessation; dieting and weight loss. Comprehensive in its scope, this systematic, objective assessment of self-help treatments will be invaluable for practitioners, researchers and students in counseling psychology, psychiatry and social work, health psychology, and behavioral medicine.
Table of Contents
Self-Help Therapies: Past and Present. Good Intentions Are Not Enough: Reflections on Past and Future Efforts to Advance Self-Help. Self-Help Therapies: Mapping the Role of Self-Administered Treatments in Healthcare. Self-Regulation Theory and Self-Help Therapies. Self-HelpTherapies for Anxiety Disorders. Self-Help Therapies for Depression. Self-Help Therapies for Childhood Disorders. Self-Help Therapies for Eating Disorders. Self-Help Therapies for Sexual Dysfunctions. Self-Help Therapies for Insomnia. Self-Help Therapies for Problem Drinking. Smoking Cessation. Self-Help Therapies for Dieting and Weight Loss. Preventing Weight Gain with Internet Programs. An Ecological Perspective on Self-Help: The Case of Diabetes. Self-Help Therapies in Primary Care. Self-Help Therapies: Retrospect and Prospect.