This book presents the first treatment program that adapts the proven practices of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) to meet the unique needs of people struggling with obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD). Leading authority Fabrizio Didonna shows how techniques such as "mindful exposure" are uniquely suited to help OCD sufferers overcome intrusive thoughts and compulsive rituals while developing a new relationship to their internal experience. In a convenient large-size format, the book includes detailed instructions for implementing each of the 11 group sessions, complete with reproducible scripts for the guided mindfulness practices and 81 client handouts. Purchasers can download and print the reproducible materials at the companion website, which also provides audio recordings of the guided practices. A separate website for clients features the audio files and scripts only.
|Publisher:||Guilford Publications, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.85(d)|
About the Author
Fabrizio Didonna, PsyD, is Professor in the Institute for Lifelong Learning of the University of Barcelona, Spain, and Visiting Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. A clinical psychologist, he is a teacher and trainer at several postgraduate schools of cognitive-behavioral therapy in Italy. Dr. Didonna is founder and President of the Italian Institute for Mindfulness and Scientific Director of the Institute-sponsored Master's Program in Mindfulness-Based Therapy. He is Coordinator of the Unit for Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder (OCD) at the Villa Margherita private hospital in Vicenza, Italy, and Director of the MBCT for OCD Center in Vincenza. A long-time practitioner and teacher of meditation, he is an experienced instructor of mindfulness-based groups who has trained more than 2,000 participants in inpatient and outpatient settings. He was one of the first therapists to do mindfulness training with inpatients with severe disorders. Dr. Didonna has presented scientific papers; gives workshops and lectures internationally; and has published numerous articles, chapters, and books, including the Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness.
Table of Contents
Introduction I. Theory and Conceptualization 1. What Is OCD? 2. A Mindfulness-Based Approach to OCD 3. The MBCT for OCD Program: Rationale, Structure, and Basic Principles 4. Preparing to Conduct MBCT for OCD and Participant Assessment II. The MBCT for OCD Program 5. Session 1: Understanding What Mindfulness Is 6. Session 2: Understanding OCD and How Mindfulness Helps 7. Session 3: Helping Family Members and Partners Support Patients with OCD 8. Session 4: Understanding One’s Mistrust, Developing Real Trust 9. Session 5: Using the Senses to Develop Trust 10. Session 6: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Thoughts 11. Session 7: Developing Acceptance as a Core Step to Change 12. Session 8: Mindful Doing and Mindful Exposure 13. Session 9: Developing Self-Compassion and Self-Forgiveness 14. Session 10: Learning to Take Risks 15. Session 11: Facing Life with Trust and Dealing with Obstacles Effectively Appendix. Training and Supervision in MBCT for OCD
Mental health professionals, including clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatrists, counselors, and psychiatric nurses. May serve as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses.