Introduction.- The ethics of exposure thereapy.- Dissemination of Exposure Therapy in Clinical practice: How to handle barriers?.- The role of extinction therapy.- The neural substrates of fear extinction.- Cognitive enhancers in exposure therapy for anxiety and related disorders.- Exposure therapy for anxiety disorders in children.- Aspects of exposure therapy in acceptance and commitment therapy.- Exposure aspects of the Interpersonal Discrimination Exercise (IDE) and The Situational Analysis (SA) in Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP).- Emotion-focused techniques in Schema Therapy and the place of exposure techniques.- Interoceptive exposire.- The role of anxiety control strategies in imaginal exposure.- Variants of exposure in body dysmorphic disorder and hypochondriasis.- Prolonged imaginal exposure based on worry scenarios.- How much therapist is needed? New findings in exposure treatment of panic disorder with agoraphobia.- Exposure therapy for anxiety disorders-Is there room for cognitive interventions?.- Safety first? Trauma exposure in PTSD.- Is there room for safety behaviors in exposure therapy for anxiety disorders.- Exposure therapy in OCD: Is there a need for adding cognitive elements?.
Despite the fact that methods of exposure therapy have proven to be highly effective in various empirical studies, they are still underused and sometimes subject to controversial discussion.
There have been significant developments: In recent years, methods of exposure therapy have been applied in various areas of therapy, including body dysmorphic disorder and hypochondriasis. Exposure techniques also play an important role in the so called "third wave therapies" (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy).
And there is more recently a revival of exposure in panic and agoraphobia and GAD. On the other hand, a large number of scientific articles discuss the practical applications (ethical aspects, amount of exposure) and the theoretical foundations (habituation) of exposure therapy.
In order to provide an overview of the current debate and to point out the latest developments in the area of exposure therapy, we have decided to present the current state of discussion (most contributors are scientist-practitioners) to an interested professional audience.
Covers a range of psychotherapy modalities and disordersIncludes third wave therapiesExplores the theoretical foundations of exposure therapy