Manuals for Empirically Validated Treatments

A Project of the Task Force on Psychological Interventions Division of Clinical Psychology, American Psychological Association

June, 1995

By: William C. Sanderson, PhD & Sheila Woody, PhD (Editors)


Development of this resource

The Division 12 (Clinical Psychology) Task Force on Promotion and Dissemination of Psychological Interventions issued a report in October of 1993 establishing criteria for judging whether a treatment may be considered to be empirically validated as well as forming an initial list of well-established and probably efficacious treatments. Please see that report (Task Force on Promotion and Dissemination of Psychological Procedures, 1995, 1996) for complete details. In order to facilitate the dissemination of these treatments, the Task Force on Psychological Interventions has now collected a list of manuals detailing the well-established treatments. (One exception will be noted by careful readers: Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Bulimia was inadvertently omitted from the initial Task Force list but is included in this resource.) Of course, this list will be updated as new treatments are empirically evaluated. In addition, several treatments that are in fact empirically validated but were overlooked in the initial report will be added to the updated version. We want to emphasize that this list is inclusive, not exclusive.

In order to compile this resource listing of manuals, we wrote to leading investigators in the respective areas of treatment research, particularly those whose work formed the basis for judging a particular treatment to be efficacious. These investigators provided citations for those published manuals. Many of them offered to provide copies of unpublished manuals to other clinicians, although requests must be accompanied by a check to cover the costs of photocopying and postage.

What qualifies as a manual? In building this resource, we attempted to locate materials that provide sufficient detail to allow a trained clinician to replicate the treatment. Of course, no treatment manual is adequate in the absence of solid theoretical grounding and supervised training in the particular approach. Recognizing this, we have also included, when available, information about training in these approaches. We specifically excluded conference workshops as a training resource, because these workshops typically do not offer the opportunity for supervised experience.


Comments and feedback

This listing is intended as a growing resource for researchers and clinicians. We welcome your feedback on the materials listed here, as well as your suggestions for materials we have overlooked. Please contact either of us:

William C. Sanderson, Ph.D.

  Department of Psychiatry
  Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  Montefiore Medical Center
  Bronx, NY 10467-2490

Sheila Woody, Ph.D.

  Department of Psychology
  Yale University
  P.O. Box 208205
  New Haven, CT 06520-8205

Reference:

Task Force on Promotion and Dissemination of Psychological Procedures. (1995, 1996). Training in and dissemination of empirically- validated psychological treatments: Report and recommendations. the Clinical Psychologist, 48, 3-23.

Suggested Citation:

Sanderson WC, Woody S. (1995, 1996). Manuals for Empirically Validated Treatments: A Project of the Task Force on Psychological Interventions. Division of Clinical Psychology, American Psychological Association. A hardcopy is available from Division 12 Central Office. Send stamped, self-addressed envelope and $1.50 for handling to: PO Box 22727, Oklahoma City, OK 73123


BULIMIA

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Treatment References/Manuals:

Fairburn, C.G. (1985). Cognitive-behavioral treatment for bulimia. In D.M. Garner and P.E. Garfinkel (Eds.) Handbook of Psychotherapy for Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia. New York: Plenum Press.

Fairburn, C.G., Marcus, M.D., & Wilson, G.T. (1993). Cognitive- behavioral therapy for binge eating and bulimia nervosa. In C.G. Fairburn & G.T. Wilson (Eds.) Binge Eating: Nature, Assessment, and Treatment. New York: Guilford Press.

Interpersonal Therapy

Treatment References/Manuals:

Fairburn, C.G. (1993). Interpersonal psychotherapy for bulimia nervosa. In G.L. Klerman & M.M. Weissman (Eds.) New Applications of Interpersonal Therapy. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.

CHRONIC HEADACHE

Behavioral Treatment

Treatment References/Manuals:

Blanchard, E.B., & Andrasik, F. (1985). Management of Chronic Headache: A Psychological Approach. Elmsford, NY: Pergamon Press.

CHRONIC PAIN

Cognitive Behavioral Treatment

Treatment References/Manuals:

Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Arthritis Pain (Contact: Francis Keefe, PhD, Pain Management Program, Duke Medical Center, Box 3159, Durham, NC 27710. Cost=$30.00).

Turk, D.C., Meichenbaum, D., & Genest, M. (1983). Pain and behavioral medicine: A cognitive-behavioral perspective. New York: Guilford Press.

Training Available:

Francis J. Keefe, PhD
Director, Pain Management Program
Duke Medical Center - Box 3159
Durham, NC  27710
Telephone: 919-684-6212

Pain Evaluation and Treatment Institute
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4601 Baum Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

CHRONICALLY MENTALLY ILL

Token Economy Programs

Treatment References/Manuals:

Ayllon, T., & Azrin, N. (1968). The token economy: A motivational system for therapy and rehabilitation. New York: Appleton-Century- Crofts.

DEPRESSION

Cognitive Therapy

Treatment References/Manuals:

Beck, A.T., Rush, A.J., Shaw, B.F., & Emery, G. (1979). Cognitive Therapy of Depression. New York: Guilford.

Training Available:

Cory Newman, PhD
Center for Cognitive Therapy
University of Pennsylvania  Medical School
3600 Market Street, Room 754
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: 215-898-4100

Judy S. Beck, PhD
Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy
GSB Building - Suite 700
City Line & Belmont Avenues
Bala Cynwyd, PA  19004
Telephone:  610-664-3020

Cognitive Therapy Training Program
Cognitive Therapy Center of New York
3 East 80th Street
New York, NY  10021
Telephone: 212-717-1052

Interpersonal Therapy

Treatment References/Manuals:

Klerman, G.L., Weissman, M.M., Rounsaville, B.J., & Chevron, E.S. (1984). Interpersonal Psychotherapy of Depression. New York: Basic Books.

Training Available:

Cleon Cornes, MD  & Ellen Frank, PhD
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
3811 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15213
Telephone: 412-624-2211

Myrna Weissman
Psychosocial Therapeutic Systems
Graywind Publications
Stuyvesant Plaza
Executive Park Drive
Albany, NY  12203
Telephone: 518-438-3231

Videotape: Interpersonal Therapy of Depresssion
IPT Educational Foundation
5307 Cherokee
Houston, TX  77005
Telephone: 800-782-0015

DISCORDANT COUPLES

Behavior Therapy

Treatment References/Manuals:

Jacobson, N.S., & Margolin, G. (1979). Marital therapy: Strategies based on Social Learning and Behavior Exchange Principles. New York: Brunner/Mazel.

Baucom, D.H., & Epstein, N. (1990). Cognitive-Behavioral Marital Therapy. New York: Brunner/Mazel.

ENURESIS

Behavioral Treatment

Treatment References/Manuals:

Azrin, N.H. & Besalel, V.B. (1979). A Parent's Guide To Bedwetting Control. New York: Pocket Books.

Full Spectrum Home Training for Nocturnal Enuresis. (Contact: Arthur C. Houts, Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152. Cost=$5.00).

GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER

Anxiety Management

Treatment References/Manuals:

Anxiety Managment for Generalized Anxiety. (Contact: Secretary, Department of Psychology, Warnerford Hospital, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7JX. Cost = 2 pounds, prepayment required).

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Treatment References/Manuals:

Controlling Anxiety. (Contact: Secretary, Department of Psychology, Warnerford Hospital, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7JX. Cost = 2 pounds, prepayment required).

Brown, T., O'Leary, T., & Barlow, D.H. (1994). Generalized anxiety disorder. In D.H. Barlow (Ed.), Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders. New York: Guilford.

Training Available:

Cory Newman, PhD
Center for Cognitive Therapy
University of Pennsylvania  Medical School
3600 Market Street, Room 754
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: 215-898-4100

Judy S. Beck, PhD
Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy
GSB Building - Suite 700
City Line & Belmont Avenues
Bala Cynwyd, PA  19004
Telephone:  610-664-3020

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER

Behavioral Treatment

Treatment References/Manuals:

Steketee, G. (1993). Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. New York: Guilford Press.

Riggs, D.S. & Foa, E.B. Obsessive compulsive disorder. In D.H. Barlow (Ed.), Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders. New York: Guilford.

PANIC DISORDER

Cognitive Therapy

Treatment References/Manuals:

Barlow, D.H., & Cerny, J.A. (1988). Psychological Treatment of Panic. New York: Guilford Press.

Barlow, D., & Craske, M. (1994). Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic - II. Albany, NY: Graywind Publications. (Both therapist and client versions are available - To order call 518-438-3231)

Clark, D.M. (1989). Anxiety states: Panic and generalized anxiety. In K. Hawton, P. Salkovskis, J. Kirk, & D.M. Clark (Eds.) Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Psychiatric Problems. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Salkovskis, P.M., & Clark, D.M. (1991). Cognitive treatment of panic disorder. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 3, 215-226.

Training Available:

Graywind Publications
Executive Park Drive
Albany, NY  12203
Telephone: 518-438-3231

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

Treatment References/Manuals:

Clinical Handbook/Therapist Manual on PTSD. (Contact: Donald Meichenbaum, University of Waterloo, Department of Psychology, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1, Phone: 519-885-1211, ext. 2551, cost: $40 plus $5 shipping).

Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy for Social Phobia by R. Heimberg (Contact: Karen Law, Center for Stress and Anxiety Disorders, Pine West Plaza, Building 4, Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12205. Cost = $20.00).

Social Effectiveness Therapy: A Program for Overcoming Social Anxiety and Phobia (Contact: Samuel M. Turner, Ph.D. or Deborah C. Beidel, Ph.D., Turndel Inc., Suite 200, 615 Wesley Drive Charleston, SC 29464. Cost = $39.00).

Training Available:

Richard G. Heimberg, Ph.D.
Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple University
Department of Psychology
419 Weiss Hall
1701 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Voice:  215-204-1575
Fax:    215-204-2155
Email:  phobia@blue.temple.edu
Homepage:  www.temple.edu/phobia

SPECIFIC PHOBIA

Systematic Desensitization

Treatment References/Manuals:

Wolpe, J. (1990). Practice of Behavior Therapy (4th Edition). New York: Pergamon Press.

Exposure Therapy

Treatment References/Manuals:

Marks, I. (1978). Living with Fear. New York: McGraw Hill.

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