Overcoming Specific Phobia
A Heirarchy and
Protocols for the
Treatment of All Specific
Phobias. About this Protocol:
The first protocol, Overcoming Specific
Phobia, in the series has been prepared by
Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D., author of The
Anxiety & Phobia Workbook.
Overcoming Specific Phobia is the world's first truly
integrated, empirically based treatment protocol.
Developed for clients who typically have a
strong fear and avoidance of one particular
object or situation, the protocol and its
accompanying manual describe a ten-session
course of treatment including relaxation
techniques, anxiety coping skills, systematic
desensitization, in vivo exposure, cognitive
restructuring, and worry coping skills.
Includes: a consistent format and organization;
a detailed session-by-session treatment
program that includes worksheets, homework
assignments, in-session treatment exercises,
and didactic material;
specific assessment measures - both for the
target disorder and for the overall treatment
a treatment plan summary for managed care
requirements. 131 pages.