1st Edition

Treatment Resistant Anxiety Disorders Resolving Impasses to Symptom Remission

Edited By Deborah Sookman, Robert L. Leahy Copyright 2010
    387 Pages
    by Routledge

    390 Pages
    by Routledge

    Treatment Resistant Anxiety Disorders: Resolving Impasses to Symptom Remission brings together leading cognitive behavioral therapists from major theoretical orientations to provide clinicians with a greatly needed source of information, skills, and strategies from a wide range of CBT approaches.

    It describes how to combine empirically-based findings, broad based and disorder specific theoretical models, and individualized case conceptualization to formulate and apply specific strategies for varied aspects of resistance during treatment of anxiety disorders.

    Sookman, Introduction. Wells, Metacognitive Therapy: Application to Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Sookman, Steketee, Specialized Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Treatment Resistant Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Jackson, Nissenson, Cloitre, Treatment for Complex PTSD. Bruce, Sanderson, Understanding and Managing Treatment-resistant Panic Disorder: Perspectives from the Clinical Experience of Several Expert Therapists. Leahy, Emotional Schemas in Treatment-resistant Anxiety. Welch, Osburne, Pryzgoda, Augmenting Exposure-based Treatment for Anxiety Disorders with Principles and Skills for Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Westra, Arkowitz, Combining Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to Increase Treatment Efficacy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Lee, Using a Compassionate Mind to Enhance the Effectiveness of Cognitive Therapy for Individuals who Suffer from Shame and Self-criticism. Twohig, Plumb, Mukherjee, Hayes, Suggestions from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Dealing with Treatment-resistant Obsessive-compulsive Disorder. Stewart, O’Connor, Treating Anxiety Disorders in the Context of Concurrent Substance Misuse. Kolivakis, Margolese, Ducharme, The Pharmacotherapy of Treatment-resistant Anxiety Disorders in Adults in the Setting of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. Leahy, Conclusions.


    Debbie Sookman, PhD, is Director of the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Clinic, and Training Director, Department of Psychology, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

    Robert L. Leahy, PhD, is Director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Past-President of the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy, Past- President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill-Cornell University Medical School, and the editor and author of seventeen books. He has been featured in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, Psychology Today, Washington Post, Redbook, Women’s Health, Self Magazine, USA Today Magazine and he has appeared on national and local radio and on television.

    "Extremely comprehensive and information-packed...This is an extremely useful book, incorporating many helpful therapeutic ideas and techniques. Therapists of all theoretical persuasions can benefit from understanding and integrating these interventions...indispensible in developing an integrative approach to psychotherapy, particularly for developing the skills necessary to break through resistance and help patients who are suffering a 'failure to thrive.'" - David Reiss, PsycCRITIQUES, March 2010, Vol. 55, Rel. 13