Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments for anxiety disorders
Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell
This chapter reviews the dissemination of evidence-based treatments (EBTs) for anxiety disorders. The multiple challenges to successful dissemination are germane to any treatment program before it can be made widely available. Several cognitive and behavioral (CBT) treatment programs have been established as EBTs for anxiety disorders. A large body of research has established that CBT programs are the treatment of choice for panic disorder, specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. The chapter briefly reviews existing models of dissemination, with a focus on those of Shannon Wiltsey Stirman and colleagues. It also reviews some of the efforts to disseminate EBTs for anxiety disorders, with a focus on panic disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some of the recent efforts in “telehealth,” which comprises interventions that are delivered remotely with the assistance of technology, with varying degrees of therapist involvement, are also discusse
Gillihan, S. J., Conklin, P., & Foa, E. B. (in press). Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments for anxiety disorders. In P. M. G. Emmelkamp & T. Ehring (Eds.), International handbook of anxiety disorders: Theory, research and practice, Vol. 2. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell.