The bestselling workbook that has already helped more than 175,000 people loosen the grip of debilitating anxiety is now in a revised and updated second edition. It is grounded in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), the proven treatment approach developed and tested over more than 25 years by pioneering clinician-researcher Aaron T. Beck. Now Dr. Beck and fellow expert David A. Clark put the tools and techniques of CBT at readers’ fingertips in this compassionate guide. Carefully crafted worksheets (additional copies can be downloaded and printed as needed), exercises, and examples reflect the authors' decades of experience. Readers learn practical strategies for identifying anxiety triggers, challenging the thoughts and beliefs that lead to distress, safely facing feared situations, and truly loosening anxiety's grip--one manageable step at a time. Updated throughout, the second edition includes evaluation exercises that help readers get to know their own anxiety; up-to-date information about panic attacks, social anxiety, and other topics; additional graphics; and new troubleshooting tips and tools for success.
David A. Clark, PhD, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick, Canada, has been a practicing clinical psychologist since 1985. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, Founding Fellow and Trainer Consultant of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, and ad hoc consultant with the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Clark is a recipient of the Aaron T. Beck Award for Significant and Enduring Contributions to Cognitive Therapy. He was a founding member of the Obsessive Compulsive Cognitions Working Group and is a past associate editor of Cognitive Therapy and Research. Dr. Clark has published numerous research and clinical articles and offers professional training workshops worldwide on cognitive-behavioral therapy for OCD, depression, and anxiety disorders. He is the author of numerous books for professionals and the general public.
Aaron T. Beck, MD, until his death in 2021, was Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and President Emeritus of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Internationally recognized as the founder of cognitive therapy, Dr. Beck has been credited with shaping the face of American psychiatry and was cited by American Psychologist as “one of the five most influential psychotherapists of all time.” Dr. Beck was the recipient of awards including the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association, the Distinguished Service Award from the American Psychiatric Association, the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award in Applied Psychology from the Association for Psychological Science, and the Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health and Gustav O. Lienhard Award from the Institute of Medicine. He authored or edited numerous books for professionals and the general public.
"The fully updated second edition of this workbook addresses the many faces of anxiety, from mild to severe. Easy-to-understand, step-by-step worksheets help even the most anxious among us learn to face and manage fears. Whether socially anxious, troubled by panic attacks, or waylaid by worry, this book is for you."--Christine A. Padesky, PhD, coauthor of Mind Over Mood
"The second edition makes this already amazing self-help workbook even better. Two of the most renowned experts in the field offer practical, state-of-the-art instructions for how to deal with anxiety, panic, and worry. This book is a treasure. It includes fresh, cutting-edge content, as well as a ton of useful suggestions and worksheets."--John H. Riskind, PhD, Department of Psychology (Emeritus), George Mason University
"CBT pioneers not only teach you key skills to reduce chronic fears, but also help you maximize meaning in your life. This workbook provides gold-standard anxiety management strategies based on innovative concepts. A lifeline for people who suffer from debilitating worries."--Ronald M. Rapee, PhD, coauthor of 10 Steps to Mastering Stress
“An excellent resource of well-tested exercises, explanations and encouragement.”--The Psychologist
(on the first edition)
— The Psychologist
“This book is an excellent, accessible self-help manual for individuals suffering from anxiety. It would also be a valuable tool for therapists and an accompaniment to patients already having cognitive therapy.”--Journal of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
(on the first edition)
— Journal of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy