Special Issue in Honour of Lars-Göran Öst

Today we published a new issue of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. It is a special issue in honor of Lars-Göran Öst. Lars-Göran Öst stands tall as one of the most prominent clinical researchers in the field of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and a founder of CBT in Sweden. He recently retired from his position as professor in clinical psychology at Stockholm University, Sweden.

In the current issue of the journal we include a paper with the title “Lars-Göran Öst”, in which we sketch a brief description of the body of work by Öst. Examples of his innovative and pioneering new treatment methods include the one session treatment for phobias, as well as applied relaxation for a range of anxiety disorders and health conditions. While Öst remains active in the field, we honor his significant contributions to the development and dissemination of CBT. Guest Editors are Gerhard Andersson, Per Carlbring and Emily A. Holmes

Table of contents:

  • Editorial—Special Issue in Honour of Lars-Göran Öst (Gerhard Andersson, Per Carlbring and Emily A. Holmes)
  • Lars-Göran Öst (Gerhard Andersson, Emily A. Holmes and Per Carlbring)
  • Advances in the Cognitive Behavioural Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Roz Shafran, Adam S. Radomsky, A.E. Coughtrey and S. Rachman)
  • One-Session Treatment for Specific Phobias: A Review of Öst’s Single-Session Exposure with Children and Adolescents (Thomas H. Ollendick and Thompson E. Davis)
  • Internet-Based Exposure Treatment Versus One-Session Exposure Treatment of Snake Phobia: A Randomized Controlled Trial (Gerhard Andersson, Johan Waara, Ulf Jonsson, Fredrik Malmaeus, Per Carlbring and Lars-Göran Öst)
  • A Contemporary View of Applied Relaxation for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Sarah A. Hayes-Skelton, Lizabeth Roemer, Susan M. Orsillo and Thomas D. Borkovec)
  • Internet-Delivered CBT for Children with Specific Phobia: A Pilot Study (Sarah Vigerland, Ulrika Thulin, Brjánn Ljótsson, Liv Svirsky, Lars-Göran Öst, Nils Lindefors, Gerhard Andersson and Eva Serlachius)
  • Validation of the Internet-Administered Quality of Life Inventory [QOLI] in Different Psychiatric Conditions (Philip Lindner, Gerhard Andersson, Lars-Göran Öst and Per Carlbring)

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