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

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

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by John Piacentini, Audra Langley, Tami Roblek
     
 

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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

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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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"...outlines a practical, well-researched approach to treating childhood OCD. The authors have taken the complexity out of this disorder and presented the material in a kid-friendly/therapist-friendly format...Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Childhood OCD proves practical, effective, and cost contained."—PsycCritiques

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195310511
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/19/2007
Series:
Treatments That Work Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,354,702
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

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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Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Childhood OCD: It's Only a False Alarm: Therapist Guide 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ccw07 More than 1 year ago
Very practical and thorough..a must have for any clinician working with pediatric OCD; material thoroughly researched yet very reader friendly.