Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Paperback)

Evidence-Based Strategies, Tools, and Techniques

By Jayne L. Rygh, William C. Sanderson

Guilford Publications, 9781593850395, 210pp.

Publication Date: June 14, 2004



This highly practical manual provides evidence-based tools and techniques for assessing and treating clients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Proven cognitive-behavioral interventions are described in rich, step-by-step detail, together with illustrative case examples. With an emphasis on both accountability and flexibility, the clinician is guided to select from available options, weave them into individualized treatment plans, and troubleshoot problems that may arise. For those clients who do not respond well to CBT alone, the book also offers a chapter on cutting-edge supplementary interventions that have shown promise in preliminary clinical trials. Special features include a wealth of reproducible materials-over 25 client handouts and forms, assessment tools, and more-presented in a convenient large-size format.

About the Author

Jayne L. Rygh, PhD, is a senior psychologist at the Cognitive Therapy Center of New York, where she is both a psychotherapist and a supervisor. She treats clients suffering primarily from anxiety, depressive, and personality disorders, using cognitive-behavioral and schema therapies. In addition, Dr. Rygh has served as an independent evaluator and research psychotherapist in numerous National Institute of Mental Health grants on the treatment of anxiety disorders. William C. Sanderson, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Hofstra University. He has served on numerous national committees, including the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-IV Anxiety Disorders Workgroup, and was recently Chair of the Committee on Science and Practice (a task force aimed at identifying and promoting the practice of empirically supported psychological interventions) of the American Psychological Association's Division of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Sanderson has published six books and more than 85 articles and chapters, primarily in the areas of anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.