Take Control of OCD is a unique guide just for kids ages 814 with obsessive compulsive disorder to help them take control of their disorder and find success in school and in life. Using a cognitive-behavioral therapy method to stress gradual exposure to students' obsessive thinking patterns, the book takes kids step-by-step through a ladder-based process to conquer their fears and demolish their worries.
Focusing on helping kids change their obsessive thoughts, tolerate uncertainty, develop positive self-talk and stress management, advocate for their needs in school, find successful relaxation procedures, and face their fears, the book includes workbook-style pages for kids to complete. By interviewing kids with OCD from across the country, the author offers tons of advice, information, and ideas for students, by students just like them. This handy guidebook is sure to help children with OCD change their behaviors and conquer their worries, discovering a sense of accomplishment and achievement.
About the Author
Bonnie Zucker, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in Washington, DC, where she has helped hundreds of children overcome OCD and anxiety in private practice at Alvord, Baker, & Associates, and at the National Center for the Treatment of Phobias, Anxiety, and Depression. She was named one of Washingtonian Magazine's Top Therapists in the fields of OCD and phobias in 2009.
Table of Contents
A Note for Your Parents xi
Chapter 1 What is OCD? 16
Chapter 2 How to Overcome OCD 30
Chapter 3 Developing Your Ladder 46
Chapter 4 Learning How to Relax 72
Chapter 5 Challenging Obsessive Thoughts and Worries 92
Chapter 6 Tolerating Uncertainty 110
Chapter 7 Facing Your Fears: Exposure/Response Prevention 118
Chapter 8 Becoming Resilient to OCD: Going the Extra Mile With Exposures 136
Chapter 9 Stress Management 146
Chapter 10 Congratulations: Celebrate Yourself and Your Accomplishments 160
Conclusions: Best Wishes for Continued Success 169
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
this is a good resource for parents and clinicians. straightforward, guided approach.
Its just so amazing!!
I bought this book for my 10 year old son who is ADHD and OCD. He really got into reading it and started to understand why he does certain things. He was even bringing the book to us and pointing things out.