Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders

CLINICAL HANDBOOK OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS: A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual edited by David H. Barlow pdfCLINICAL HANDBOOK OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS: A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual edited by David H. Barlow pdf

David H. Barlow, PhD, ABPP, is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Founder and Director Emeritus of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. He has published over 500 articles and book chapters and over 60 books and clinical manuals—some translated into more than 20 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, and Russian—primarily in the areas of emotional disorders and clinical research methodology. Dr. Barlow’s books include Handbook of Assessment and Treatment Planning for Psychological Disorders, Second Edition, and Anxiety and Its Disorders, Second Edition. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including, most recently, the Career/Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He is past president of the Society of Clinical Psychology and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and past editor of the journals Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice and Behavior Therapy. Dr. Barlow’s research has been continually funded by the National Institutes of Health for over 40 years.


Evidence-based practice (EBP) is one of those ideas that comes along occasionally and takes the world by storm. Although some of the tenets of EBP have been around for decades (as has this handbook), it is only in the past 15 years that EBP has been formally identified as a systematic method of delivering clinical care (Institute of Medicine, 2001; Sackett, Strauss, Richardson, Rosenberg, & Haynes, 2000).

Since that time, the ‘‘tipping point” (Gladwell, 2000) for EBP has clearly occurred, and health care policymakers and governments, as well as professional societies around the world, have collectively decided that the delivery of health care, including behavioral health care, should be based on evidence (APA Task Force on Evidence-Based Practice, 2006). Fulfilling this mandate comprises the goals of EBP, and has also been the goal of this book since the first edition was published in 1985.

The fifth edition of this book continues to represent a distinct departure from any number of similar books reviewing advances in the treatment of psychological disorders from the perspective of EBP. Over the past two decades, we have developed a technology of behavior change that necessarily differs from disorder to disorder.

This technology comprises a variety of techniques or procedures with more or less proven effectiveness for a given disorder (and increasingly for classes of disorders). Naturally, we have more evidence of the effectiveness of these treatments for some disorders than for others. It also has become more apparent since the earlier editions that considerable clinical skill is required to apply this technology most effectively. Therefore, this book, in its fifth edition, is not another review of therapeutic procedures for a given problem with recommendations for further research. Rather, it is a detailed description of actual treatment protocols in which experienced clinicians implement the technology of behavior change in the context of the most frequently encountered disorders.


  1.  Panic Disorder and AgoraphobiaMichelle G. Craske and David H. Barlow
  2.  Posttraumatic Stress DisorderCandice M. Monson, Patricia A. Resick, and Shireen L. Rizvi
  3.  Social Anxiety DisorderRichard G. Heimberg and Leanne Magee
  4.  Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderMartin E. Franklin and Edna b. Foa
  5.  An Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder /
    Lizabeth Roemer and Susan M. Orsillo
  6.  Emotional Disorders: A Unified Transdiagnostic Protocol  / Laura a. Payne, Kristen K. Ellard, Todd J. Farchione, Christopher P. Fairholme, and David H. Barlow
  7.  Cognitive Therapy for Depression / Jeffrey E. Young, Jayne L. Rygh, Arthur D. Weinberger, and Aaron T. Beck
  8.  Interpersonal Psychotherapy for DepressionKathryn L. Bleiberg and John C. Markowitz
  9.  Behavioral Activation for DepressionSona Dimidjian, Christopher R. Martell, Ruth Herman-Dunn, and Samuel Hubley
  10.  Borderline Personality DisorderAndrada D. Neacsiu and Marsha M. Linehan
  11. Bipolar DisorderDavid J. Miklowitz
  12. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic DisordersNicholas Tarrier and Rumina Taylor
  13.  Alcohol Use DisordersBarbara S. McCrady
  14.  Drug Use Disorders / Stephen T. Higgins, Stacey C. Sigmon, and Sarah H. Heil
  15.  Evidence-Based Relationships and Responsiveness for Depression and Substance AbuseJohn C. Norcross and Larry E. Beutler
  16.  Treatment of Sleep DisturbanceKatherine A. Kaplan and Allison G. Harvey
  17.  Eating Disorders: A Transdiagnostic ProtocolChristopher G. Fairburn and Zafra Cooper
  18.  Couple DistressAndrew Christensen, Jennifer G. Wheeler, Brian D. Doss, and Neil S. Jacobson

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