Bought this for the anxiety module of my CBT diploma course. Certainly it is a good, concise, practical guide, mostly does what it says on the cover. Would be slow going for someone just starting to learn CBT but certainly not impossible. He builds up nicely with chapters on basic techniques (useful for depression also) before going on to the specific anxiety disorders and the specific routine for each one. He includes various rating scales.
Beefs: obviously a popular book, 18 reprints since first published in 97. Why have author and/or publisher not seen fit to do a basic re-write in that time? There are typos, there are some confusing sentences, there are some words used which don't make a lot of sense and the flow or readability could be greatly improved without much difficulty. Tho then again, maybe that is deliberate to slow the reader down and make him/her think about the content???