Helping Families Manage Childhood OCD: Decreasing Conflict and Increasing Positive Interaction, Therapist Guide by Tara S. Peris

Helping Families Manage Childhood OCD: Decreasing Conflict and Increasing Positive Interaction…

byTara S. Peris, John Piacentini

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Pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common condition that can take a substantial toll on the entire family system. Research suggests that families of youth with OCD face a unique set of difficulties in that they often are intimately involved in the child's symptoms. Thisinvolvement, also known as symptom accommodation, can be quite taxing, and it is often accompanied by high levels of distress, anxiety, and family conflict. These family responses, while natural and understandable, pose very real problems for treatment. Growing research suggests that poor familyfunctioning undermines successful child OCD treatment. Helping Families Manage Childhood OCD provides clinicians with a comprehensive set of strategies for identifying and intervening with family dynamics that are likely to interfere with successful treatment of pediatric OCD. Moving beyond commonly employed techniques such as parent education andbehavior management training, this manual includes skills training in emotion regulation for the entire family. It offers step-by-step strategies for helping family members to identify and manage their own emotional responses to OCD and provides a foundation for more effective and collaborativeproblem-solving around OCD. Through interactive exercises, families develop strategies for communicating around and troubleshooting difficult OCD episodes as well as strategies for promoting a more positive home environment in which to work on OCD.

About The Author

Tara S. Peris, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA Semel Institute. She is the Program Director for the ABC Children's Partial Hospitalization Program at the Institute. Her clinical specialty is in evidence-based treatments for child and adolescent OCD and anxiety disord...

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Title:Helping Families Manage Childhood OCD: Decreasing Conflict and Increasing Positive Interaction…Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:July 21, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introductory Information for Therapists1. Session 1: Getting Started in Family Treatment2. Session 2: Managing Emotions Related to OCD3. Session 3: Problem Solving Around OCD4. Session 4: Addressing Barriers to Treatment Success5. Session 5: Continued Problem-solving/Modeling Healthy Responses to Anxiety6. Session 6: Consolidating Treatment Gains and Looking Ahead/Relapse PreventionAppendices:Appendix A Child Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Impact Scales - RevisedAppendix B Parents' Attitudes and BehaviorsAppendix C Standard Psychoeducation for Child and Adolescent OCDAppendix D Additional Skills Training for FamiliesAppendix E Handouts and ToolsAppendix F Tools for Helping Family Members Learn to Manage Difficult EmotionsAppendix G Sample Exposure Tasks for Family AccommodationReferencesAbout the Authors