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CBT

By Stefan Hofmann, PhD, and Steven Hayes, PhD, editors of Process-Based CBT

By Jamie A. Micco, PhD

Avoidance of feared situations is a core feature of anxiety disorders. While avoidance is usually pretty easy to detect, some forms of avoidance are not so obvious. Indeed, some anxious kids may not overtly avoid a situation, but are sure to take specific actions to prevent a bad outcome. These actions are known as safety behaviors.

By Julie Greiner-Ferris, LICSW, and Manjit Kaur Khalsa, EdD

Because anxiety is a mind/body experience, the most effective treatment to address it is a mind/body solution. Therapists are most helpful when we begin to gently direct our clients away from the myriad details, and toward the nature and symptoms they are experiencing.

By Alisha L. Brosse, PhD, and Colleen Ehrnstrom, PhD

By Erin Heath, New Harbinger Publications Blog Editor

The goal of psychotherapy should be to increase a client’s psychological flexibility. When it comes to clients with emotion regulation disorders, research shows that experiential avoidance and distress intolerance are the two transdiagnostic factors that are responsible for much of the inflexibility that they experience.

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