Now in a revised and updated third edition, this classic text provides detailed, practical guidelines for treating the most commonly encount ered adult disorders. The latest advances in evidence-based practice a re reflected in chapters from an expert array of scientist practitione rs. The third edition features new chapters on bipolar disorder, cocai ne dependence, and interpersonal psychotherapy for depression, as well as broader coverage of alcohol use disorders and sexual dysfunction. Each chapter summarizes current knowledge about the clinical presentat ion, etiology, and diagnosis of the disorder at hand; reviews the mode ls or theories that guide intervention; and describes typical treatmen t settings. Authors then delineate step-by-step protocols for assessme nt and treatment, illustrated with transcripts and vignettes. Also pro vided are available data on clinical predictors of treatment outcomes.
David H. Barlow, PhD, is Professor of Psychology, Research Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Clinical Training Programs, and Director of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. He has published over 400 articles and chapters and over 20 books, mostly in the areas of anxiety disorders, sexual problems, and clinical research methodology, and has received numerous awards for his contributions to research and practice. Most recently, he was the 2000 recipient of the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology and the APA Division 12 (Clinical Psychology) Distinguished Scientific Award, as well as the first annual Science Dissemination Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology. Extensively involved with numerous professional organizations and journals, Dr. Barlow is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology and maintains a private clinical psychology practice.