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CBT for appearance anxiety

Clarke, Alex; Thompson, Andrew R; Jenkinson, Elizabeth; Rumsey, Nichola; Newell, Rob


Alex Clarke

Andrew R Thompson

Rob Newell


This clinical manual provides a CBT-based psychosocial intervention for use with individuals distressed about their appearance due to a disfigurement from birth, accident or illness, or those coping with another visible difference.

•Contains a wealth of case material with specific relevance to physical health conditions that affect appearance, practical advice on assessment, and session-by-session guidance for addressing common issues
•Written by leading academics and clinicians working in the management of disfigurement and rational appearance anxiety
•Uses a flexible stepped-care model that allows for use by experienced CBT practitioners as well those wishing to deliver a more basic psychological intervention
•Identifies the psychological factors involved in appearance anxiety while also addressing the practical concerns of living with a visible difference, such as managing the reactions of others


Clarke, A., Thompson, A. R., Jenkinson, E., Rumsey, N., & Newell, R. (2014). CBT for appearance anxiety. Wiley Blackwell

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
ISBN 9781118523438
Keywords CBT, anxiety, appearance, disfigurement, visible difference, interventions, therapy, cognitive, behavioural
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