Now Available! New Safety Aid Reduction Manual for Treating Anxiety and Related Disorders

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New and Featured Clinical Education Products- July 2021

New Safety Aid Reduction Manual for Treating Anxiety and Related Disorders Available

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An All-Encompassing Approach to Treating Anxiety and Related Disorders: A Safety Aid Reduction Treatment Manual (START)

This manual is designed to be used by clinicians who have experience delivering cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The manual provides implementation guidelines for this transdiagnostic treatment, which is designed to target various anxiety and related disorders via the identification and elimination of safety aids:

  • This treatment program consists of 10 weekly, group-based sessions, each lasting one hour.
  • The manual is divided into chapters, each corresponding to a treatment session. Each chapter includes a materials list, session outline, treatment information and techniques, as well as homework.
  • It will be important to monitor Veterans’ progress throughout treatment and share the results with them to assess their progress over time. This can be accomplished by having Veterans complete disorder-specific self-report measures at regular intervals in addition to the provided "Safety Behavior Assessment Form."
  • Given the importance of therapeutic rapport to treatment success, it will be essential to foster an environment in which the Veteran feels safe and respected.
  • Published 2021


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