Now in a thoroughly revised and expanded fourth edition, this widely adopted text provides students and practitioners with state-of-the-science guidelines for treating frequently encountered adult disorders. Contributors are leading clinical researchers who present essential background knowledge on each problem, describe the conceptual and empirical bases of their respective approaches, and detail the nuts and bolts of evidence-based assessment and intervention, including vivid clinical illustrations. Authoritative, timely, and eminently practical, the fourth edition has been updated throughout with the latest treatment innovations and empirical findings. Four entirely new chapters cover behavioral activation for depression, psychological treatments for positive symptoms of schizophrenia, and unified approaches to emotional disorders and eating disorders.
David H. Barlow, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Founder and Director Emeritus of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. He has published over 500 articles and chapters and close to 50 books and clinical manuals--some translated in over 20 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, and Russian--mostly in the area of emotional disorders and clinical research methodology. Dr. Barlow has been the recipient of numerous awards throughout his career, most recently the American Board of Professional Psychology’s Distinguished Service Award to the Profession of Psychology in 2006. He is past president of the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12) of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy (now the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies) and past editor of the journals Behavior Therapy, the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. Dr. Barlow was chair of the American Psychological Association Task Force on Psychological Intervention Guidelines, a member of the DSM-IV Task Force of the American Psychiatric Association, and a cochair of the DSM-IV work group for revising the anxiety disorder categories. He is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology and maintains a private practice.