Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders

Sixth Edition
A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual

Edited by David H. Barlow

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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

“The sixth edition of Barlow's handbook is an essential resource for anyone wanting a deep dive into the latest developments in evidence-based practice for a wide variety of clinical concerns. Twenty-five years after formalizing the evidence-based practice movement within clinical psychology, Barlow has once again masterfully curated an up-to-date reference written by the field's leading clinical scientists. The sixth edition offers fresh insights, critical advances, and rich examples. Whether you are a graduate student, a clinical researcher, or a seasoned practitioner, this book should always be within arm's reach.”

—Bruce F. Chorpita, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles; President, PracticeWise

Table of Contents

1. Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia, Michelle G. Craske, Kate Wolitzky-Taylor, & David H. Barlow

2. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Candice M. Monson, Philippe Shnaider, & Kathleen M. Chard

3. Social Anxiety: A Process-Based Treatment Approach, Idan M. Aderka & Stefan G. Hofmann

4. Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder, Martin E. Franklin & Edna B. Foa

5. Generalized Anxiety Disorder: An Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapy, Lizabeth Roemer, Elizabeth H. Eustis, & Susan M. Orsillo

6. Emotional Disorders: A Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment, Laura A. Payne, Kristen K. Ellard, Todd J. Farchione, & David H. Barlow

7. Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Jeffrey E. Young, Erin F. Ward-Ciesielski, Jayne L. Rygh, Arthur D. Weinberger, & Aaron T. Beck

8. Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression, Kathryn L. Bleiberg & John C. Markowitz

9. Behavioral Activation for Depression, Sona Dimidjian, Christopher R. Martell, Ruth Herman-Dunn, & Samuel Hubley

10. Borderline Personality Disorder, Andrada D. Neacsiu, Noga Zerubavel, K. Maria Nylocks, & Marsha M. Linehan

11. Addressing Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors within the Context of Transdiagnostic Treatment for Emotional Disorders, Kate H. Bentley, Joseph S. Maimone, & Matthew K. Nock

12. Bipolar Disorder, David J. Miklowitz

13. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders, Nicholas Tarrier & Katherine Berry

14. Alcohol Use Disorders, Barbara S. McCrady & Elizabeth E. Epstein

15. Substance Use Disorders, Stephen T. Higgins, Sarah H. Heil, & Kelly R. Peck

16. Sleep Disturbance, Katherine A. Kaplan & Allison G. Harvey

17. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain, John D. Otis

18. Eating Disorders: A Transdiagnostic Protocol, Zafra Cooper & Rebecca Murphy

19. Couple Distress, Andrew Christensen, Jennifer G. Wheeler, Brian D. Doss, & Neil S. Jacobson

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editor

David H. Barlow, PhD, ABPP, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry and Founder and Director Emeritus of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. Dr. Barlow has published over 600 articles and chapters and over 80 books and clinical manuals, primarily on the nature and treatment of emotional disorders and clinical research methodology. His books and manuals have been translated into more than 20 languages. Dr. Barlow’s numerous awards and citations include psychology’s three highest honors: the Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology from the American Psychological Association, the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science, and the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation.


Clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatrists, counselors, and psychiatric nurses; graduate students and instructors.

Course Use

Serves as a text in graduate-level courses on psychotherapy and evidence-based practice.
Previous editions published by Guilford:

Fifth Edition, © 2014
ISBN: 9781462513260

Fourth Edition, © 2008
ISBN: 9781593855727

Third Edition, © 2001
ISBN: 9781572306110

Second Edition, © 1993
ISBN: 9780898621297

First Edition, © 1985
ISBN: 9780898626483
New to this edition: