Treating Impulse Control Disorders: A Cognitive-behavioral Therapy Program, Therapist Guide

Paperback | March 4, 2011

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

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Impulse control disorders (ICDs) include pathological gambling, kleptomania, trichotillomania, intermittent explosive disorder, and pyromania, and are characterized by difficulties resisting urges to engage in behaviors that are excessive or ultimately harmful to oneself or others. ICDs arerelatively common among adolescents and adults, carry significant morbidity and mortality, and can be effectively treated with behavioral and pharmacological therapies.This guide includes all the information and materials necessary to implement a successful cognitive behavioral therapy program for impulse control disorders (CBT-ICD). This evidence-based intervention was developed for the treatment of pathological gambling, kleptomania, compulsive buying, andpyromania. Originators of interventions for impulse control disorders, the authors review the background and diagnostic information for each ICD as well as available treatment outcome studies; the assessment process for each ICD problem and the individual therapy sessions are also reviewed. This format affordsyou the flexibility to treat one or more ICD problem, and since they co-occur, this approach is essential. This therapist guide and its corresponding workbook form a complete treatment package. It is a resource that no clinician specializing in these disorders can do without.

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Impulse control disorders (ICDs) include pathological gambling, kleptomania, trichotillomania, intermittent explosive disorder, and pyromania, and are characterized by difficulties resisting urges to engage in behaviors that are excessive or ultimately harmful to oneself or others. ICDs arerelatively common among adolescents and adult...

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:192 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:March 4, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Introductory Information for Therapists2. Assessment3. Session 1: Education and Motivational Enhancement4. Session 2: Financial Planning, ICD Trigger Planning, Plan for Managing Stolen Goods5. Session 3: Behavioral Interventions6. Session 4: Imaginal Exposure7. Session 5: Impulsive Beliefs: Cognitive Therapy8. Session 6: Relapse Prevention9. Session 7: Family Involvement (Optional)Appendix of Assessment MeasuresReferences and Suggested ReadingsAbout the Authors