Exposure Therapy

Rethinking the Model - Refining the Method

  • Peter Neudeck
  • Hans-Ulrich Wittchen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Peter Neudeck, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen
    Pages 1-8
  3. Ulrike Lueken, Nina Isabel Maslowski
    Pages 65-88
  4. Stefan G. Hofmann, Cassidy A. Gutner, Anu Asnaani
    Pages 89-110
  5. Thompson E. Davis III, Sara E. Whiting, Anna C. May
    Pages 111-125
  6. A. T. Gloster, K. V. Hummel, I. Lyudmirskaya, C. Hauke, R. F. Sonntag
    Pages 127-152
  7. Alexander L. Gerlach, Peter Neudeck
    Pages 183-196
  8. Naomi Koerner, Katie Fracalanza
    Pages 197-216
  9. Florian Weck, Viktoria Ritter, Ulrich Stangier
    Pages 217-244
  10. Jürgen Hoyer, Katja Beesdo-Baum
    Pages 245-260
  11. Frank Neuner
    Pages 299-312
  12. Michael J. Telch, Cynthia Luethcke Lancaster
    Pages 313-334
  13. Susan Daflos, Maureen L. Whittal
    Pages 335-350
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 351-358

About this book


Exposure Therapy
Rethinking the Model - Refining the Method

Peter Neudeck and Hans-Ulrich Wittchen

From its early uses in treating phobias, exposure methods have expanded greatly, being established now as state of the art and first-line interventions for all anxiety and many other mental disorders such as post-traumatic stress, obsessive-compulsive, somatoform and addictive disorders. Informed by current understanding of learning, memory, cognition, neurobiology, the neurosciences as well as a range of clinical studies, exposure therapy is now firmly grounded on a broad and robust empirical base, opening new avenues for research and practice in behavioral psychotherapy. 

Exposure Therapy: Rethinking the Model -Refining the Method assembles leading experts to create a volume of equal interest and usefulness to students, clinicians and researchers alike. The book critically reviews the theoretical and formal aspects of exposure therapy including ethics; presents the theoretical models and many forms of clinical applications of exposure methods including the relationship to cognitive therapy and acceptance-based approaches; and discusses the role of procedural variants such as imaginal exposure, anxiety control strategies, cognitive interventions, as well as management of safety behaviors during exposure. Core topics are included:

  • Neural substrates of fear extinction and learning.
  • Exposure therapy for anxiety disorders in children.
  • The role of anxiety control strategies in imaginal exposure.
  • Interoceptive exposure and its variants
  • Variants of exposure in body dysmorphic disorder and hypochondriasis.
  • Trauma exposure in PTSD: safety first?
  • Exposure therapy in OCD: are cognitive elements needed?

Graduate students, clinicians and scientists seeking an overview on the latest research will look to Exposure Therapy: Rethinking the Model - Refining the Method as a trustworthy guide to the field as it continues to evolve.


Behavioral therapy Body dysmorphic disorder CBT Cognitive behavior therapy Cognitive enhancement Cognitive therapy Phobias Third wave therapies Third wave therapies Third wave therapies

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Neudeck
    • 1
  • Hans-Ulrich Wittchen
    • 2
  1. 1.Praxis für VerhaltenstherapieCologneGermany
  2. 2.Inst. Klinische Psychologie und, PsychotherapieTU DresdenDresdenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-3341-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-3342-2
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