Exposure and Response (Ritual) Prevention for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Therapist Guide

Paperback | February 15, 2012

byEdna B. Foa, Elna Yadin, Tracey K. Lichner

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An estimated 2-3% of the population is affected by obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This is a chronic condition that significantly affects daily functioning and quality of life. Many people with OCD would greatly benefit from receiving professional help to learn how to successfully managethis debilitating condition. This book guides clinicians in treating individuals with OCD through the use of exposure and ritual (response) prevention, one of the most effective and the most studied treatments for OCD.Designed to be used in conjunction with its companion patient workbook titled Treating Your OCD with Exposure and Ritual (Response) Prevention Therapy, this Therapist Guide includes supporting theoretical, historical and research background information, diagnostic descriptions, differentialdiagnoses, session by session treatment outlines, case examples, sample dialogues, practice assignments, and tailored application to the vast variety of presentations and nuances of the disorder. The manual contains the 'nuts and bolts' of how to provide the treatment and is a comprehensive resourcefor therapists. It is an invaluable guide for clinicians in overcoming the barriers and difficulties that are part and parcel of every treatment.

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An estimated 2-3% of the population is affected by obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This is a chronic condition that significantly affects daily functioning and quality of life. Many people with OCD would greatly benefit from receiving professional help to learn how to successfully managethis debilitating condition. This book guide...

Edna B. Foa, Ph.D., is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. Elna Yadin, Ph.D., is a psychologist and director of the OCD clinic at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA) at the University of Pennsylvania. ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:February 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195335287

ISBN - 13:9780195335286

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Table of Contents

1. Introductory Information for Therapists2. Assessment3. Treatment Components of Exposure and Ritual Prevention4. Session 1: Treatment Planning Part I5. Session 2: Treatment Planning Part II6. Session 3: Exposure and Ritual Prevention - Introducing In Vivo Exposure7. Session 4: Exposure and Ritual Prevention - Introducing Imaginal Exposure8. Intermediate Sessions: Continuing Exposure and Ritual Prevention9. Final Session10. Problems Commonly Encountered during Exposure and Ritual PreventionReferencesAbout the AuthorsAppendices

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"A concise, up-to-date, and extremely useful clinical guide to understanding and treating people struggling with OCD. State-of-the-art essentials for how to provide the most effective intervention for this often difficult to treat condition are covered in a clear and practical manner that iscertain to facilitate positive outcomes." --Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders