A Clinician's Guide to Treating OCD: The Most Effective CBT Approaches for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

A Clinician's Guide to Treating OCD: The Most Effective CBT Approaches for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder


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As a clinician, you know how difficult it can be to treat clients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) using a one-size-fits-all approach. This powerful and evidence-based guide offers a variety of customizable treatment strategies-made simple and practical-for helping clients with OCD.

Written by a psychologist and expert in treating obsessive-compulsive disorder, A Clinician’s Guide to Treating OCD combines powerful, evidence-based therapies to help you create a concise and customizable treatment plan. The methods including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP), inference-based therapy (IBT), metacognitive therapy (MCT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), are presented in an easy-to-follow format, incorporate the newest research, and offer a wide range of skills for helping OCD clients.

The standalone treatment protocols outlined in each chapter represent a specific model and procedure for addressing the mechanisms underlying the OCD. In addition, you'll find worksheets and online resources to help you create individualized treatment programs to best suit your clients’ needs.

If you're looking for a simple, customizable approach to treating clients with OCD, this book has everything you need to get started.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626258952
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Series: New Harbinger Made Simple Series
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 757,747
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Jan van Niekerk, PhD, is a registered clinical psychologist practicing in Cambridge, United Kingdom. He is an associate at the Cambridge Clinical Research Centre for Affective Disorders and author of Coping with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Foreword writer Christine Purdon, PhD, CPsych, is associate professor of psychology at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, ON, Canada; and consulting psychologist with the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, ON, Canada.

Table of Contents

Foreword v

Introduction 1

1 Characteristics, Theories, and Treatments 3

2 Initial Assessment 27

3 Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP Therapy) 51

4 Cognitive Therapy (CT) 81

5 Inference-Based Therapy (IBT) 125

6 Metacognitive Therapy (MCT) 143

7 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 161

Final Remarks 183

Acknowledgments 185

Appendix 1 Worksheets 187

Appendix 2 Intrusions Reported by an Unselected Student Sample 195

Reference List 199

Index 213


van Niekerk resides in Cambridge, UK.

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