Behavioral Therapy Over Time

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Format: DVD [Closed Captioned]
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Running Time: Approximately 300 minutes
Item #: 4310870
ISBN: 978-1-4338-0457-1
Copyright: 2009
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In Behavioral Therapy Over Time, Dr. Martin M. Antony demonstrates this classic approach. Although contemporary behavioral therapy has its origins in Skinner's theory of operant conditioning, its current form does not ignore cognition, but instead views thoughts as another form of behavior that can be conditioned and thus changed. This makes behavioral therapy useful in treating anxiety and depression, as well as other disorders in which cognition plays a strong role.

In the six sessions on this DVD, Dr. Antony works with a client who suffers from compulsive hoarding. Over the course of therapy, he explores ways of overcoming this behavior, including exposure to discarding unneeded items and learning alternative responses to the urge to hoard. In six sessions, the client begins to learn that she has some control over what had seemed a compulsive behavior.


Dr. Antony's primary approach to treatment is cognitive–behavioral therapy, and his work is generally in the area of anxiety disorders (e.g., social anxiety disorder, obsessive–compulsive disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobia) and related conditions (e.g., perfectionism, hypochondriasis, body dysmorphic disorder).

Dr. Antony tends to use exposure-based strategies for dealing with fears of situations, objects, physical sensations, and thoughts. In addition, he uses cognitive strategies to teach clients to challenge their anxious thoughts and to replace them with more realistic interpretations and predictions regarding the situations they fear. Finally, relaxation-based strategies (e.g., progressive muscle relaxation, breathing retraining) are used to help clients to cope with generalized anxiety and stress.

About the Therapist

Martin M. Antony, PhD, is professor in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. He is also director of research at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario.

Dr. Antony has published 25 books and more than 125 scientific articles and book chapters in the areas of anxiety disorders and cognitive–behavioral therapy. His work has been recognized by awards from the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12 of the American Psychological Association), the Canadian Psychological Association, and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America.

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Suggested Readings
  • Antony, M. M., Purdon, C., & Summerfeldt, L. J. (2007). Psychological treatment of OCD: Fundamentals and beyond. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Antony, M. M., & Norton, P. J. (2009). The anti-anxiety workbook: Proven strategies to overcome worry, panic, phobias, and obsessions. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Antony, M. M., & Stein, M. B. (Eds.). (2009). Oxford handbook of anxiety and related disorders. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Barlow, D. H. (Ed.). (2008). Clinical handbook of psychological disorders (4th ed.). New York: Guilford Press.
  • Bieling, P. J., McCabe, R. E., & Antony, M. M. (2006). Cognitive–behavioral therapy in groups. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Steketee, G., & Frost, R. O. (2007). Compulsive hoarding and acquiring (therapist guide). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Steketee, G., & Frost, R. O. (2007). Compulsive hoarding and acquiring (workbook). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Tolin, D. F., Frost, R. O., & Steketee, G. (2007). Buried in treasures: Help for compulsive acquiring, saving, and hoarding. New York: Oxford University Press.

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