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REBT in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adults

Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)

Also part of the Best Practices in Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy book sub series (BRIEFSBPCBP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ioana Alina Cristea, Simona Stefan, Oana David, Cristina Mogoase, Anca Dobrean
    Pages 1-11
  3. Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Ioana Alina Cristea, Simona Stefan, Oana David, Cristina Mogoase, Anca Dobrean
      Pages 15-30
    3. Ioana Alina Cristea, Simona Stefan, Oana David, Cristina Mogoase, Anca Dobrean
      Pages 31-48
  4. Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Ioana Alina Cristea, Simona Stefan, Oana David, Cristina Mogoase, Anca Dobrean
      Pages 51-67

About this book

Introduction

This clinical guide reviews the basics of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and presents a quartet of tested protocols for treating anxiety disorders in children and adults. Adult applications feature REBT for treating generalized anxiety disorder and a brief REBT/virtual reality immersion approach to social anxiety disorder. For children and adolescents, a REBT and a rational-emotive educational program address anxiety with interventions tailored to age and developmental considerations. Each protocol suggests measures for screening for suitability and differential diagnosis, explains the usefulness of REBT for the problem, and includes these features: 

  • Session-by-session therapist guide with case formulation and relevant techniques.
  • In-session evaluation scales.
  • Client worksheets and exercises.
  • Developmentally appropriate materials for children and adolescents.
  • Agendas for parent sessions to supplement children's therapy.
  • Recommended readings for clients and reference lists for therapists. 

REBT in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adults offers a wealth of proven hands-on knowledge not only for practitioners using REBT in their work, such as therapists, clinical psychologists, and counselors, but also for researchers studying the efficacy of psychotherapy interventions for anxiety disorders.

Keywords

REBT and anxiety disorders REBT clinical trials anxiety disorders in children and adults behavioral and relaxation exercises cognitive behavioral therapy cognitive restructuring techniques evaluative cognitions/irrational beliefs generalized anxiety disorders internet-based psychological treatments panic disorder social anxiety disorder social anxiety in children and adolescents treatment accessibility virtual reality

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Clinical Psychology and PsychotherapyBabes-Bolyai UniversityCluj NapocaRomania
  2. 2.Clinical Psychology and PsychotherapyBabes-Bolyai UniversityCluj NapocaRomania
  3. 3.Clinical Psychology and PsychotherapyBabes-Bolyai UniversityCluj NapocaRomania
  4. 4.Clinical Psychology and PsychotherapyBabes-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania
  5. 5.Clinical Psychology and PsychotherapyBabes-Bolyai UniversityCluj NapocaRomania

About the authors

Ioana Cristea, Ph.D. is a Senior Assistant Professor at Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca and a Research Fellow at the University of Pisa, Italy. She holds a masters degree in Clinical Psychology, a Ph.D. in Psychology, and is a board certified cognitive-behavioral therapist by the Romanian National Board of Psychologists. She is also certified by the Albert Ellis Institute, New York, as a REBT psychotherapist and is a fellow of  International Institute for the Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health at Babeș-Bolyai University. She is senior editor the Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapy  (http://jebp.psychotherapy.ro). Her main research interests include evidence-based psychological interventions, critically appraising the efficiency and mechanisms of action of psychotherapy interventions, and the regulation of emotions. 

Simona Stefan, Ph.D. is a Senior Assistant Professor at the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Babes-Bolyai University, and a member of the International Institute for the Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health. Her Ph.D. thesis focused on investigating the functional/dysfunctional nature of worry in relation to other relevant factors like anxiety or irrational beliefs, and her postdoctoral studies focused on investigating the role of worry and related psychological constructs in irritable

bowel syndrome. Her main research interests are in evidence-based psychological interventions, emotion regulation and clinical health psychology. Simona Stefan is also a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist and a member of the Romanian Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies. She is also currently executive director of the “Psytech” Babes-Bolyai University Clinic.

Cristina Mogoașe, Ph.D. is currently Senior Assistant Professor within Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapies, Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania. She is a clinical psychologist and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist certified by the Romanian National Board of Psychologists. She is also certified and by the Albert Ellis Institute, New York, as a REBT psychotherapist. She is a fellow of the International Institute for the Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health at Babeș-Bolyai University. Dr. Mogoașe is involved in national and international clinical trials of the efficacy of cognitive behavioral interventions for emotional problems in children, adolescents and adults.

Anca Dobrean, Ph.D. is currently Associate Professor, Ph.D. at Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapies, Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania. She is senior psychologist in clinical psychology, psychological counseling and psychotherapy certified by

the Ro

manian National Board of Psychologists. She is trained in cognitive therapy and rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) and certified by the Albert Ellis Institute, New York. She is a fellow of the International Institute for the Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health at Babes-Bolyai University. Dr. Dobrean is involved in national and international clinical trials of the efficacy of cognitive behavioral interventions in child and adolescent emotional and behavioral problems such as anxiety, ADHD and disruptive behavior. She is currently the principal investigator for a large clinical trial on the efficacy of a web platform in the treatment of childhood anxiety. 

Oana David, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at Babeş-Bolyai University, and director of the International Coaching Institute and European Coaching Center within the Department. She received her Ph.D. in psychology in 2011 from the Babeş-Bolyai University for the thesis “Evidence-based parenting programs for child disruptive behaviors”. Dr. Oana David is also a clinical psychologist and followed specializing programs at in counseling psychology at King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry UK, psychotherapy at Albert Ellis Institute New York, and coaching at Centre for Coaching, UK. Her professional expertise include technology based interventions (e.g., online, virtual reality) for various populations.

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