Über den Autor
Michael E. Portman, DPhil, LISW-S, has worked as a full-time staff clinical social worker at the Cleveland Veteran's Administration. He provided individual and group therapy to a patient population consisting of veterans with severe mental disorders. He was also an adjunct faculty member at Case Western Reserve University, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, and maintained a private practice specializing in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, especially Generalized Anxiety Disorder, for ten years. In addition to his clinical experience, Dr. Portman received a Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Work from The University of South Africa, a MSW from The Ohio State University, and a M.A. in Psychology from The New School for Social Research. He is currently setting up a private practice in Israel, where he now lives with his family.Dr. Portman was also recently featured in an article in The Jerusalem Post. Check out an excerpt below:"A leading US expert on CBT and its use for treating phobias, obsessions and general anxiety disorder (GAD) came on aliya from Ohio in May and settled with his wife Riva and children in Jerusalem. Dr. Michael Portman (firstname.lastname@example.org), a psychologist and social worker whose textbook on GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder Across the Lifespan) was published not long ago by Springer, and his article on the subject was printed in Psychiatric Annals. Both were widely praised by mental health professionals. The family thus joins his father, a retired obstetrician/gynecologist, and his mother, an artist, who moved to the capital 12 years ago. " (article by Judy Siegel-Itzkovich, November 20, 2011)To read the entire article please copy and paste this URL address in your browser:http://www.jpost.com/Health/Article.aspx?id=246216
Foreword by John H. Riskind. Preface.-
1. Nature of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.-
2. Assessment and Diagnosis. DSM-IV-TR: Diagnostic Criteria for Generalized Anxiety Disorder.-
3. Conceptual Models. Beck's Model. Barlow's Emotion Theory. Cognitive Avoidance Theory of Worry. Riskind's Model of Looming Vulnerability. The Role of Intolerance of Uncertainty. Metacognitive Model.-
4. Psychosocial Treatments for Adults with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Metacognitive Therapy. Supportive-Expressive Psychodynamic Therapy. Integrative Psychotherapy. Emotion Regulation Therapy. Acceptance-Based Behavior Therapy.-
5. Pharmacotherapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Genetics. Neurobiology. Medications used for Generalized Anxiety Disorder.-
6. Special Populations. Children and Adolescents. Clinical Presentation. Assessment and Diagnosis. Psychosocial Treatments. Pharmacological Treatments. Older Adults. Clinical Presentation. Assessment and Diagnosis. Psychosocial Treatments. Pharmacological Treatments.-
7. Enigmas and Paradoxes. Prevention. Cultural Considerations. Treatment Resistant Generalized Anxiety Disorder.-
8. Future Directions and Recommendations.-
Appendix A: Assessment Tools for Adults and Older Adults. Appendix B: Assessment Tools for Children and Adolescents.
Addresses GAD from a clinical perspective by discussing the multiple ways in which the disorder presents itself in doctor's offices, clinics and private practices
Written from a multimodal orientation, treating GAD as a heterogeneous malady and based on the premise that "one-size does not fit all"
Discusses a broad range of approaches including older well established models such as CBT to newer models still going through clinical trials such as ERT and Acceptance-Based Therapy