Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Childhood OCD: It's Only a False Alarm Therapist Guide

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Oxford University Press, USA, Apr 19, 2007 - MEDICAL - 130 pages
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, a need 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 component in 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 in vivo 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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Contents

Introductory Information for Therapists
1
Session 1 Psychoeducation and Rationale
13
Session 2 Creating a Symptom HierarchyPsychoeducation
25
Session 3 Beginning ERPChallenging Negative Assumptions
31
Session 4 Cognitive RestructuringBlame Reduction
45
Session 5 Dealing with ObsessionsFamily Responses to OCD
55
Session 6 Reviewing ProgressChilds Responsibility for Treatment
65
Session 7 Troubleshooting Obstacles to ERPSecondary Gain
71
Session 9 Addressing More Difficult SymptomsFamily SelfCare
85
Session 10 Addressing More Difficult SymptomsFamily Problem Solving
91
Session 11 Planning for TerminationRelapse Prevention
97
Session 12 Graduation
105
Rating Scales
111
References
125
About the Authors
129
Copyright

Session 8 Continuing ERPDifferentiating OCD vs NonOCD Behaviors
79

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John Piacentini, Ph.D., ABPP is Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA School of Medicine and Director of the Child OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program at the UCLA Semel Institute.

Audra Langley, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Dr. Langley is also the Director of Training for the Center for Resiliency, Hope, and Wellness in Schools and serves as Chair of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network School Committee.

Tami Roblek, Ph.D. is a clinician and researcher within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.

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