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Therapist Barriers to the Dissemination of Exposure Therapy

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Although exposure-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been recommended as the first line of treatment for anxiety disorders, it is rarely implemented by clinicians in practice. In part, issues with dissemination of this treatment can explain this occurrence; however, even clinicians who have received training in exposure-based CBT are not using it in practice. This chapter examines the therapist barriers to dissemination of exposure-based therapy and discusses approaches to overcome them.

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  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Negative Belief
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Mental Health Practitioner

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Deacon, B.J., Farrell, N.R. (2013). Therapist Barriers to the Dissemination of Exposure Therapy. In: Storch, E., McKay, D. (eds) Handbook of Treating Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6458-7_23

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