Brookside Center for Counseling and Hypnotherapy


Working with Groups to Overcome
Panic, Anxiety & Phobias


Expand your practice and increase your visibility in the field of Anxiety Disorders. Anxiety Disorders are more prevalent in the general population than any other mental health problem, including substance abuse.

Babior, LCSW and Goldman, LICSW, Whole Person Press, 1996.

"I have adopted `Working with Groups to Overcome Panic, Anxiety and Phobias' and `Overcoming Panic, Anxiety & Phobias' as required texts. Written in simple, straightforward language, these books are helpful to the practitioners as well as to the sufferer"

Maurice Kouguell, Ph.D, Dean, Depts of Counseling Psychology and Family Communications, Westbrook University

The perfect guide for therapists who want to increase their expertise and referrals in the field of anxiety disorders and stress management. Written especially for mental health professionals, this manual presents well-researched, state-of-the-art treatment strategies for a variety of anxiety disorders:


Social anxiety (performance/evaluation fears)
Specific phobia (fear of flying, driving, etc.)
Generalized anxiety disorder (excess worry and tension)
Panic disorder



Assessment tools, relaxation scripts, strategies to challenge catastrophic thoughts, exposure techniques to help people face their fears
Worksheets and Handouts
Sample treatment plans for most anxiety disorders with behavioral goals, treatment objectives and outcomes measures that can be used to prepare documentation for managed care organizations
Support for lifestyle changes, information for family and friends, skills for relapse prevention
Lecture Guides which give you scripts to use for each exercise


An extensive bibliography
Adaptable for individual or group therapy, worksite lectures, and all-day workshops
Support groups will also find this manual useful

Sessions in this manual are related directly to the chapters in Babior and Goldman's self-help book, Overcoming Panic, Anxiety & Phobias. Therefore, material presented during therapy sessions can be reinforced by distributing self-help books for extra between-session reading and at-home practice.

Shirley Babior, LCSW, CEAP, upon request, will provide you with assistance in applying the strategies presented in her book to your own practice. These effective cognitive and behavioral exercises are a revelation to clients who think their condition is hopeless.


Work Sheets

Anxiety and Panic Response Worksheets (8 1/2" x 11") are also available on our secure order form. These reproducible work sheets, from Working with Groups to Overcome Panic, Anxiety & Phobias, provide between session support for your treatment goals.



About The Authors

Shirley Babior, LCSW, CEAP specializes in treating anxiety disorders, in groups and individually. As a Certified Employee Assistance Professional, Shirley provides services to employees suffering from anxiety and stress in the work place. She has lectured on the treatment of anxiety disorders at numerous professional meetings and adult education workshops and is the coauthor of two research articles with the University of California at San Diego's Department of Psychiatry. Shirley is a former regional governor of the Phobia Society of America and board member of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. She provides consultation, utilization management, quality improvement, peer review, and EAP services to managed care organizations.

Carol Goldman, LICSW, is in private practice in Boston, Massachusetts.

Both authors have lectured extensively and provide in-service training for professionals in the field of anxiety disorders


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