Understanding and treating obsessive-compulsive disorder [electronic resource] : a cognitive-behavioral approach /
Jonathan S. Abramowitz.
Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2006.
xvi, 392 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
0805851844 (alk. paper), 9780805851847 (alk. paper)
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Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2006.
0805851844 (alk. paper)
9780805851847 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 358-377) and indexes.
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Among the most prevalent and personally devastating psychological disorders the development of a cognitive approach to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has transformed our understanding and treatment of it. In this highly practical and accessible book, Jonathan Abramowitz presents a model of OCD grounded in the most up-to-date research that incorporates both cognitive and behavioral processes. He then offers a step-by-step guide to psychological treatment that integrates psychoeducation, cognitive techniques, and behavioral therapy (exposure and response prevention). Unlike other manuals for the treatment of OCD, this book teaches the reader how to tailor the choice of techniques and delivery modes for individuals presenting with a wide range of specific OCD symptoms, such as contamination fears and cleaning rituals, fears of harm and compulsive checking, symmetry and ordering, and severe obsessions with mental rituals. The techniques are illustrated with numerous case examples; clinical forms and handouts are provided for use with patients. A final chapter suggests strategies for overcoming common obstacles in treatment.
Table of Contents
What Do We Know About OCD
Recognition and Diagnosis of OCD
Differential Diagnosis: What Is OCD and What Is Not? What Causes OCD?
The Maintenance of Obsessions and Compulsions
Overview of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD
How to Conduct Consultation and Treatment for OCD
Diagnosis and Treatment
Recommending a Treatment Strategy
Information-Gathering and Case Formulation
Cognitive Therapy: Education and Encouragement
Rationale and Hierarchy Development
Response Prevention, Support, and Clarification of the Plan
Conducting Exposure Therapy Sessions
Wrapping Up and Following-Up
Addressing Obstacles in Treatment
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