Intolerance of Uncertainty: Help Clients Embrace the Unknown with Behavioral Experiments
Intolerance of uncertainty is an important transdiagnostic risk factor for a wide range of difficulties including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, and eating disorders. Recent developments in the way that intolerance of uncertainty is conceptualized have led to a novel way to work with it – with the potential for therapists to improve the effectiveness of their treatments.
This article explains the new model and proposed treatment approach, focusing exclusively on behavioral experiments targeting beliefs about uncertainty.
We outline how this new approach could be integrated into your practice, as a potential method to improve the effectiveness of current GAD treatments.
Dr Matthew Whalley
Intolerance Of Uncertainty: Help Your Clients To Embrace The Unknown Using Behavioral Experiments – Psychology Tools