Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Childhood OCD: Its Only a False Alarm Therapist Guide

Paperback | May 3, 2007

byJohn Piacentini, Audra Langley, Tami Roblek

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects an estimated 2% of children in the United States and can cause considerable anxiety. OCD is characterized by a pattern of rituals (or compulsions) and obsessive thinking. Common obsessions among children and teens include a fear of dirt or germs, aneed for symmetry, order, and precision, and a fear of illness or harm coming to oneself or relatives. Common compulsions include grooming, repeating, and cleaning rituals. These obsessions and compulsions can severely interfere with daily functioning and are a source of significant distress.Without adequate treatment, the quality of life for youths and families dealing with OCD often suffers. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has shown to be effective in the treatment of childhood OCD. This Therapist Guide outlines a 12-session CBT-based treatment for OCD that benefits not only children and adolescents, but their families as well. Each session incorporates a family therapy componentin addition to individual treatment for the child. It is a combined approach program that educates the child and family about OCD in order to reduce negative feelings of guilt and blame and to normalize family functioning. This manual also provides guidelines for conducting both imaginal and invivo exposures; techniques at the core of helping children reduce their anxiety. For use with children ages 8 17, this book is an indispensable resource for clinicians helping children and their families cope with OCD.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects an estimated 2% of children in the United States and can cause considerable anxiety. OCD is characterized by a pattern of rituals (or compulsions) and obsessive thinking. Common obsessions among children and teens include a fear of dirt or germs, aneed for symmetry, order, and precision, and...

John Piacentini is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California in Los Angeles. Audra Langley is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of California in Los Angeles. Audra Langley is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the D...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.89 × 9.8 × 0.59 inPublished:May 3, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195310511

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Table of Contents

1. Introductory Information for Therapists2. Session 13. Session 24. Session 35. Session 46. Session 57. Session 68. Session 79. Session 810. Session 911. Session 1012. Session 1113. Session 12