Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Panic Disorder
by Timothy Bruce & Arthur Jongsma, Jr.
What exactly is evidence-based treatment planning, and how do you do it? Find out in this comprehensive video with Drs. Timothy Bruce and Arthur Jongsma, who present an overview, clinical vignettes, and commentary on empirically supported treatment for panic disorder.

Part of the 12-video series: Evidence-Based Treatment Planning
Thorough, measurable treatment plans using evidence-based methods are becoming the gold standard for clinicians working with agencies, insurance companies, and many health organizations. Even as this type of documentation becomes increasingly required, guidelines on how such plans actually look are still hard to come by. If you’ve been wondering what, exactly, comprises such a plan or have searched for resources on the empirically supported treatments on which these plans are based, you’ll find answers in this new video with Drs. Timothy Bruce and Arthur Jongsma In this video, the seasoned clinicians focus on panic disorder and demonstrate the crucial elements of evidence-based treatment planning for clients with this debilitating condition.

Noting that treatment plans aren’t created in a vacuum, but rather tailored to each client within the context of an authentic, empathic relationship, Bruce and Jongsma offer a clinical review of panic disorder’s features, as outlined in the DSM, along with a breakdown of panic attack symptoms and the potential triggers for related agoraphobia. You’ll gain a solid understanding of their six-step treatment planning process, geared toward building a plan informed by the latest empirically supported treatments (ESTs). A brief history of the EST movement provides further clinical context.

You’ll find sample treatment plans here, along with the clinicians’ expert commentary on the most researched ESTs. Through a series of live demonstrations with a client experiencing various types of panic, you’ll watch her therapist incorporate adaptive interventions using cognitive restructuring, progressive relaxation, exposure therapies, and other proven methods—with an emphasis on remembering how challenging such work can be for anxious clients. Definitions, goals, and relapse prevention are covered, too, for a well-rounded set of tools you can start using immediately to support your clients’ improvement while meeting professional requirements.

If you’ve been searching for resources on panic disorder or need to know how to create evidence-based treatment plans with confidence, look no further than this one-of-a-kind video.

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What therapists are saying…

"Overall, I believe this is the best introduction to evidence-based treatment for panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and depression available. The treatments are presented in a clear and straightforward manner. The use of video to demonstrate the actual application of the major therapeutic strategies will lead to enhanced learning compared to written materials alone. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to teach themselves to use these treatments, as well as teachers, professors, or lecturers looking for training materials for students and beginning therapists in this area."

-- William C. Sanderson, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Hofstra University
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Today’s clinicians are increasingly required to submit consistent, efficient treatment plans for clients’ presenting problems—but what these plans actually look like hasn’t been as clearly defined. If you’ve been wondering what, exactly, comprises such a plan or have searched for resources on the empirically supported treatments on which these plans are based, you’ll find answers in this new video with Drs. Timothy Bruce and Arthur Jongsma. Here, the two experts tell you everything you need to know about building treatment plans that pass muster with funding sources and serve as your own resource for supporting clients with panic disorder.

After giving an overview of the DSM criteria for panic disorder and the history of the empirically supported treatment (EST) movement, Bruce and Jongsma outline several ways to integrate ESTs into panic disorder treatment. With a rundown of approaches that includes review, demonstration, and commentary, you’ll learn how to compose a six-step treatment plan based on the interventions of cognitive restructuring, interoceptive exposure, and exteroceptive exposure, including self-talk, progressive muscle relaxation, and collaboratively developed fear heierarchies for deeper exploration. You’ll also learn about other common approaches to treatment, as well as relapse prevention.

If you’re looking to deepen your understanding of evidence-based treatment planning and the empirically supported treatments on which they’re based, be sure to add this information-packed video to your library.

By watching this video, you will:
  • Refresh your knowledge of the DSM criteria for panic disorder and the features of panic attacks and agoraphobia.
  • Understand the history of empirically supported treatments (ESTs) and those designated for panic disorder.
  • Learn to create a six-step treatment plan based on well-established evidence-based ESTs.

Length of video: 00:58:33

Number of Discs: 0

English subtitles available on: Stream, DVD

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Timothy Bruce, PhD, is Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine. A summa cum laude graduate of the honors program curriculum at Indiana State University, Bruce received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The University at Albany-State University of New York under the mentorship of Dr. David Barlow. He completed his residency training at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center under the direction of Dr. Robert Klepac.

Bruce is active in the clinical, educational, and scholarship missions of the department. He serves several administrative positions in the department including Associate Chair, Director of Medical Student Education, and Director of the Psychiatry Residency Scholarship Program. Bruce's contributions to the literature include over 30 books and training manuals, as well as numerous professional journal articles, book chapters, encyclopedia articles, and other works. His areas of interests include education and training, the evidence-based practice of clinical psychology, and cognitive behavioral therapies. In addition to maintaining his own clinical practice, Bruce supervises the psychotherapy training of residents. Recognized for his work in academic administration as well as classroom and clinical teaching, Bruce has received over three dozen awards for his efforts in these areas to date.

Most recently, Bruce has been contributing editor and co-author of Arthur Jongsma’s widely used PracticePlanners© Series, empirically informing it with results from the psychotherapy outcome literature.

See all Timothy Bruce videos. ARTHUR E. JONGSMA, Jr., PhD, is Series Editor for the bestselling PracticePlanners® . Since 1971, he has provided professional mental health services to both inpatient and outpatient clients. He managed a group private practice for twenty-five years and is now the Executive Director of Life Guidance Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

See all Arthur Jongsma videos.



CE credits: 6

Learning Objectives:

  • Refresh your knowledge of the DSM criteria for panic disorder and the features of panic attacks and agoraphobia.
  • Understand the history of empirically supported treatments (ESTs) and those designated for panic disorder.
  • Learn to create a six-step treatment plan based on well-established evidence-based ESTs.
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