© 1996

Anxiety and Phobic Disorders

A Pragmatic Approach


Part of the Clinical Child Psychology Library book series (CCPL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Wendy K. Silverman, William M. Kurtines
      Pages 3-12
  3. Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Wendy K. Silverman, William M. Kurtines
      Pages 15-36
    3. Wendy K. Silverman, William M. Kurtines
      Pages 37-54
  4. Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Wendy K. Silverman, William M. Kurtines
      Pages 57-62
    3. Wendy K. Silverman, William M. Kurtines
      Pages 63-81
    4. Wendy K. Silverman, William M. Kurtines
      Pages 83-109
  5. New and Better Ways

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Wendy K. Silverman, William M. Kurtines
      Pages 113-130
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 131-142

About this book


For many years, anxiety and phobie disorders ofchildhoodand adolescence were ignored by clinicians and researchers alike. They were viewed as largely benign, as problems that were relatively mild, age-specific, and transitory. With time, it was thought, they would simply disappear or "go away"-that the child or adolescent would magically "outgrow" them with development and that they would not adversely affect the growing child or adolescent. As a result ofsuch thinking, it was concluded that these "internalizing" problems were not worthy or deserving of our concerted and careful attention-that other problems of childhood and adolescence and, in particular, "externalizing" problems such as conduct disturbance, oppositional defiance, and attention-deficit problems de­ manded our professional energies and resources. These assumptions and asser­ tions have been challenged vigorously in recent years. Scholarly books (King, Hamilton, & Ollendick, 1988; Morris & Kratochwill, 1983) have documented the considerable distress and misery associated with these disorders, while reviews ofthe literature have demonstrated that these disorders are anything but transitory; for a significant number of youth these problems persist into late adolescence and adulthood (Ollendick & King, 1994). Clearly, such findings signal the need for treatment programs that "work"--programs that are effective in the short term and efficacious over the long haul, producing effects that are durable and generalizable, as weil as effects that enhance the life functioning of children and adolescents and the families that evince such problems.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Florida International UniversityMiamiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Anxiety and Phobic Disorders
  • Book Subtitle A Pragmatic Approach
  • Authors Wendy K. Silverman
    Wiliam M. Kurtines
  • Series Title Clinical Child Psychology Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-45226-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-306-45227-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-9212-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 142
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Clinical Psychology
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