Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders: A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual

Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders: A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual
6th Ed.
© Guilford Publications
David H. Barlow, PhD, ABPP
ISBN-13: 978-1-4625-4704-3
eISBN-13: 978-1-4625-4706-7
Psychiatry, Health & Social Work


Now in a revised and expanded sixth edition, this is the leading text on evidence-based treatments for frequently encountered mental health problems. David H. Barlow has assembled preeminent experts to present their respective approaches in step-by-step detail, including extended case examples. Each chapter provides state-of-the-art information on the disorder at hand, explains the conceptual and empirical bases of intervention, and addresses the most pressing question asked by students and practitioners—“How do I do it?” Concise chapter introductions from Barlow highlight the unique features of each treatment and enhance the book's utility for teaching and training.

New to This Edition

  • • Existing chapters thoroughly revised to incorporate the latest empirical findings and clinical practices.
  • • Chapter on “process-based therapy,” a new third-wave approach for social anxiety.
  • • Chapter on transdiagnostic treatment of self-injurious thoughts and behaviors.
  • • Chapter on chronic pain.

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Score: 98/100
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Specialty Score: 2.8 Nursing - Psychiatric
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book is excellent. Written by well-known experts, it covers many different DSM-5 disorders and problems, providing a step-by-step approach to treatment. The sixth edition justifies replacing the fifth because new research is released daily revealing new evidence-based treatments, as reflected by the updated content in this edition. Clinicians and researchers will not be disappointed by this volume."

-- Gary Kaniuk, PsyD (Cermak Health Services) Doody's Review


According to the book, "this comprehensive handbook will be read and referred to repeatedly by clinicians and students in clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work, counseling, and psychiatric nursing. It is widely used as a text in graduate-level courses in psychotherapy and evidence-based practice." The author is a credible authority in the subject matter of the book. David H. Barlow is a professor emeritus at Boston University. He has published more than 650 articles and chapters, along with over 90 books on the treatment of psychological disorders and clinical research. Dr. Barlow has won many awards for his lifetime of work in this field. The other contributors represent an international collection of experts in the field affiliated with well-known institutions of higher learning in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Israel, including Aaron Beck, Marsha Linehan, and Jeffrey Young.

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