In contrast to disorder-specific treatments, transdiagnostic approaches address underlying mechanisms that cut across traditional diagnostic boundaries. Research shows that disorders related to anxiety, depression, disordered eating, and trauma have a common set of vulnerability factors that are amenable to a transdiagnostic protocol. Research is reviewed in the area and case examples are used to illustrate how these protocols are implemented.
State three differences between a disorder-focused vs. transdiagnostic treatment approaches.
State at least three transdiagnostic causal mechanisms that are common across anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders and PTSD.
Describe at least three ways transdiagnostic interventions can be incorporated into standard care.
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator,
Louisiana State University