Overcoming Impulse Control Problems: A Cognitive-behavioral Therapy Program, Workbook

Paperback | February 28, 2011

byJon E. Grant, Christopher B. Donahue, Brian L. Odlaug

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If you feel you are no longer in control of your behavior, that your actions may have interfered with your family, social, or working life, this workbook can help you take back control.Impulse control disorders (ICDs) include pathological gambling (PG), kleptomania/compulsive stealing (KM), pyromania/fire setting (PY), and compulsive buying (CB). ICDs are characterized by difficulties resisting urges to engage in behaviors that are excessive and/or ultimately harmful to oneselfor others. ICDs are relatively common and can be significantly harmful - even life threatening. They can also be effectively treated with behavioral therapies. Overcoming Impulse Control Problems is written by researchers with years of experience studying the psychology of impulse control disorders. This book represents the treatment they have found to be the most effective at controlling urges to gamble, steal, set fires, and over-spend. It will also helpyou to better understand the true nature of impulse control problems, and will help to prevent future problems. Intended for use in conjunction with supervised therapy, this workbook includes various self-assessmnets and exercises designed to help you realize the truth behind your actions, and toreach the ultimate goal of changing your impulsive behaviors. This workbook and the corresponding therapist guide form a complete treatment package that will help you overcome your impulsive behaviors and learn skills that are useful for a lifetime.

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If you feel you are no longer in control of your behavior, that your actions may have interfered with your family, social, or working life, this workbook can help you take back control.Impulse control disorders (ICDs) include pathological gambling (PG), kleptomania/compulsive stealing (KM), pyromania/fire setting (PY), and compulsive b...

Jon E. Grant, JD, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Impulsive Compulsive Disorders Clinic at the University of Minnesota Medical School. An author of over 200 peer-reviewed scientific publications, Dr. Grant serves on the editorial boards of several journals and is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Gambling ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:February 28, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Program2. Session 1: Education and Motivational Enhancement3. Session 2: Financial Planning, ICD Trigger Planning, Plan for Managing Stolen Goods4. Session 3: Behavioral Interventions5. Session 4: Imaginal Exposure6. Session 5: Cognitive Therapy for Impulsive Beliefs7. Session 6: Relapse Prevention8. Session 7: Family Session (Optional)