Manuals for Empirically Validated Treatments
A Project of the Task Force on Psychological Interventions Division of Clinical Psychology,
American Psychological Association
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 Many of them offered to provide copies of unpublished manuals to other clinicians, although requests must be accompanied by a check to cover the costs of photocopying and postage.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:
Department of Psychiatry Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx, NY 10467-2490
Department of Psychology Yale University P.O. Box 208205 New Haven, CT 06520-8205
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.
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 hard copy 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
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
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.
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.
Blanchard, E.B., & Andrasik, F. (1985). Management of Chronic Headache: A Psychological Approach. Elmsford, NY: Pergamon Press.
Cognitive Behavioral Treatment
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.
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
Ayllon, T., & Azrin, N. (1968). The token economy: A motivational system for therapy and rehabilitation. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts.
Beck, A.T., Rush, A.J., Shaw, B.F., & Emery, G. (1979). Cognitive Therapy of Depression. New York: Guilford.
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
Klerman, G.L., Weissman, M.M., Rounsaville, B.J., & Chevron, E.S. (1984). Interpersonal Psychotherapy of Depression. New York: Basic Books.
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
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.
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 Managment for Generalized Anxiety. (Contact: Secretary, Department of Psychology, Warnerford Hospital, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7JX. Cost = 2 pounds, prepayment required).
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
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.
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
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.
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.
Graywind Publications Executive Park Drive Albany, NY 12203 Telephone: 518-438-3231
POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
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).
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: email@example.com Homepage: www.temple.edu/phobia
Wolpe, J. (1990). Practice of Behavior Therapy (4th Edition). New York: Pergamon Press.
Marks, I. (1978). Living with Fear. New York: McGraw Hill.
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