Dr. Jennifer Abel is a scientist-practitioner specialising in the cognitive-behavioural treatment of anxiety disorders who has been in clinical practice for over 20 years. She served as the Associate Director of the Stress and Anxiety Disorders Institute at Penn State, USA under the direction of the leading expert in Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) T.D. Borkovec, before opening a private practice in St. Louis.
Dr. Abel has published many articles in professional journals on her work in anxiety and behavioural medicine. Dr Abel is known for her expertise in Worry and GAD. She has been interviewed and quoted by several popular magazines (such as Glamour, Health, Prevention), and The Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies invited her to write a pamphlet about GAD. Dr. Abel’s book Active Relaxation: How to Increase Productivity and Achieve Balance by Decreasing Stress and Anxiety, was published in 2010 and has received outstanding reviews from mental health care professionals and readers alike.
Her most recent book Resistant Anxiety, Worry, and Panic: 84 Practical Treatment Strategies for Clinicians was released in 2014 also with great success. Dr. Abel is an experienced presenter who has conducted a high number of workshops for mental health and allied health professionals across the USA and for the Australian Psychology Association.