Cognitive Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Guide for Professionals
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Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, ON, and author of When Perfect Isn't Good Enough and several other books. Antony, Ph.D., ABPP, director of the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre at St. It will certainly influence the way I approach OCD in my own practice.—Martin M. Wilhelm and Steketee have produced a step-by-step manual that is eminently practical and well grounded in theory and research. It will be required reading for all of my students who treat OCD, and it should be read by anyone who works with this complex problem.
A Cognitive Approach to Treating Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderBased on research funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, this manual presents for the first time a purely cognitive approach to treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Then it describes how cognitive therapy can be applied to OCD. The manual begins with a brief review of current facts about OCD. This approach avoids the highly distressing exposure component of exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP) that is commonly used to treat the symptoms of OCD. The several treatment modules that follow outline a brief three-to-four session approach therapists can use to help clients make real progress on their OCD beliefs and behavioral symptoms. Not only does this cognitive therapy (CT) approach open up the option of psychotherapy to those OCD sufferers who resist exposure-based therapy, it also holds great promise for treating OCD sufferers with mental rituals as well as those who struggle concurrently with depression, anxiety, and other symptoms.The strategies described in this book focus intensively on the intrusive thoughts that can trigger negative beliefs and drive compulsive behaviors. Each module is complemented by a series of client worksheets and handouts.This purely cognitive approach to OCD offers a number of benefits including:CT avoids the discomfort of prolonged exposure and respo
Excellent treatment guide This book provides a thorough overview of the cognitive model of OCD and a method of treatment based on this model. There is a great deal of interesting information from research studies, and a very clear description of a form of treatment that can be used for people who are afraid of or resistant to exposure therapy. The book is a ve. Excellent Resource for Treating OCD Jason Preston I found this book to be an invaluable aid in treating patients with OCD. As many of my patients present with mental rituals, the focus on cognitive processes has been very helpful. I now give the Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire in the appendix routinely to my patients to give me insight into their belief systems as well as a road-map . eleanav said Leading the therapist through the world of OCD. A clear, cohesive, organized guide for the professional when treating OCD. This book includes all the needed information for cognitively treating the OCD individual.