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Author Wolfe, Barry.

Title Understanding and treating anxiety disorders : an integrative approach to healing the wounded self / Barry E. Wolfe.

Imprint Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2005.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  616.8522 W855U    Check Shelf
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 301 pages ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary "Understanding and Treating Anxiety Disorders: An Integrative Approach to Healing the Wounded Self describes a powerful treatment for anxiety disorders. It shows how, by evaluating the specific needs of a client and selecting appropriate approaches from several different therapeutic methods, one can identify and treat the specific emotional basis for a particular anxiety. This book describes an integrative theory of the etiology of various anxiety disorders and an integrative psychotherapy that incorporates psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic-experiential, and biomedical perspectives on anxiety. The approach is based on the premise that no single psychotherapeutic orientation is sufficient for the comprehensive and durable treatment of anxiety disorders. The integrated theories are first presented for anxiety disorders in general and then are applied to specific anxiety disorders, including specific phobias, social phobias, panic disorder with and without agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The author proposes that, in all of these variations of anxiety disorders, wounds to the clients sense of self are always central, and only by taking a tailored approach to a client's specific wounds can healing begin. This research-informed and clinically tested approach to helping clients resolve anxiety disorders will be of great interest to mental health practitioners of all orientations"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
Contents Foundations for Understanding Anxiety -- On the Nature and Classification of Anxiety -- Perspectives on Anxiety Disorders -- An Integrative Theory of Anxiety Disorders -- Toward an Integrative Etiological Model of Anxiety Disorders -- An Integrative Model of the Self -- The Wounded Self: An Integrative Etiological Model of Anxiety Disorders -- The Application of the Integrative Model to Specific Anxiety Disorders -- An Integrative Therapy for Anxiety Disorders -- Toward an Integrative Psychotherapy for Anxiety Disorders -- An Integrative Psychotherapy for Anxiety Disorders -- The Integrative Therapy Applied to Specific Anxiety Disorders -- Future Directions and a Final Summary -- Wolfe's Focusing Technique.
Subject Anxiety.
Anxiety -- Treatment.
Eclectic psychotherapy.
Anxiety Disorders -- etiology. (DNLM)D001008Q000209
Anxiety Disorders -- therapy. (DNLM)D001008Q000628
Psychotherapy -- methods. (DNLM)D011613Q000379
44.91 psychiatry, psychopathology. (NL-LeOCL)077596900
Anxiety. (OCoLC)fst00810950
Anxiety -- Treatment. (OCoLC)fst00810978
Eclectic psychotherapy. (OCoLC)fst00901407
ISBN 1591471966 (hbk.)
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