Emotional Processing in Etiology and Treatment
Barbara Olasov Rothbaum (Ed.)
The Guilford Press, 2005
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES The reader will be able to:
• Describe Edna Foa’s Emotional Processing Theory
• Analyze emotional encoding of fear-related information
• Analyze predictors of chronic post-traumatic stress disorder
• Use assessment strategies for anxiety disorders
• Describe approaches to treating social phobia
• Describe approaches to treating adult and pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder; panic disorder; and grief
Barbara O. Rothbaum, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine.
Bringing together prominent researchers and practitioners, this authoritative volume describes significant recent advances in understanding and treating anxiety that are grounded in emotional processing theory and the seminal work of Edna Foa. Current etiological perspectives are explained; effective assessment approaches discussed; and important findings presented on the benefits of cognitive-behavioral therapies, pharmacotherapy, and combined treatments. Coverage encompasses the full range of frequently encountered disorders: posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive/n-/compulsive disorder in children and adults, panic, generalized anxiety, social phobia, and complicated grief. Special topics include the introduction of a new treatment, virtual reality exposure therapy.
From the opening chapters explaining the concept of emotional processing to chapters on diagnosis and treatment, this book flows seamlessly and lucidly through almost everything a student, clinician, or researcher needs to know about psychological approaches to fear and anxiety. The editor and contributors are all 'rock stars' in the field, yet somehow Dr. Rothbaum has put this together so that chapters follow thematically from one to the next without redundancy or weak spots. All in all, this is a magnificent presentation of basic and advanced concepts that will appeal to students and professionals alike. --Jack M. Gorman, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York
Emotional processing represents one of the most important advances in our understanding and treatment of anxiety. This book provides an authoritative and integrated account of the role of emotional processing in anxiety, assembling leading international authorities to review current theoretical and clinical developments. By integrating theory, experimental research, and clinical applications, the book brings together science and practice in the way it should be done. This volume will be an invaluable resource for professionals, clinical trainees, and students for years to come. --Richard A. Bryant, PhD, School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Australia
This book provides an excellent overview of the most current theory and research on the nature and treatment of pathological anxiety and the critical role of emotional processing. Updating Foa and Kozak's seminal work on emotional processing, Rothbaum has put together a 'must-read' reference for all researchers and clinicians who seek to understand and treat anxiety disorders. The first three chapters alone are well worth the price of the book and will become essential works in the anxiety disorders field. The remaining chapters provide a clear overview of evidence-based treatment across the full range of anxiety disorders. This book will be an invaluable guide for clinicians and a key, core text for all graduate students studying the etiology and treatment of mental health problems. --Nancy J. Smyth, PhD, LCSW, School of Social Work, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
For those interested in empirically based theories and therapies for anxiety disorders, this book is a 'must'! It is a tribute to the unparalleled influence of Edna Foa's work on the role of emotional processing in the etiology of pathological anxiety, as well as on the development and validation of treatments for anxiety disorders. Prominent and cutting-edge theoretical models, standardized assessment methods, and empirically supported interventions are described, along with innovative treatment applications and new directions for research. As such, this book will be of great interest to mental health professionals in training, as well as to experienced clinicians and researchers. --Louis G. Castonguay, PhD, Department of Psychology, Penn State University