Integrating acceptance and mindfulness and existing psychological traditions. Acceptance-based behavioral therapies for anxiety. Emotion and the acceptance-based approaches to the anxiety disorders.- General approaches to assessment and treatment. Assessing mindfulness and experiential acceptance: Attempts to capture inherently elusive phenomena. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a treatment for anxiety disorders. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Applying DBT mindfulness skills to the treatment of clients with anxiety disorders.- Specific populations. Integrating acceptance and mindfulness with cognitive behavioral treatment for panic disorder. A mindfulness- and acceptance-based perspective on social anxiety disorder. An acceptance-based behavior therapy for generalized anxiety disorder. Acceptance- and mindfulness-based approaches to the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. Mindfulness- and acceptance-based behavior therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Integrating acceptance and mindfulness into treatments for child and adolescent anxiety disorders.- Exploring basic processes underlying acceptance and mindfulness.
For many years, cognitive-behavioral techniques have been at the forefront of treatment for anxiety disorders. More recently, strategies rooted in Eastern concepts of acceptance and mindfulness have have demonstrated some promise in treating anxiety, especially in tandem with CBT. Now, with Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapies for Anxiety, thirty expert clinicians and researchers present a comprehensive guide to integrating these powerful complementary approaches-where they match, when they differ, and why they work so well together.
Chapter authors clearly place mindfulness and acceptance into the clinical lexicon, establishing links with established traditions, including emotion theory and experiential therapy. In addition, separate chapters discuss specific anxiety disorders, the current state of treatment for each, and practical ways of integrating acceptance and mindfulness approaches into therapy.
This is the first reference to apply the acceptance and mindfulness-based techniques that are becoming an integral part of cognitive behavioral therapy. The book shows how acceptance and mindfulness have grown out of existing psychological traditions, and goes on to explicate the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders with an emphasis on choosing the most effective treatments. Chapters on specific anxiety disorders provide guidance on the best practices for each.