Standing Up to OCD Workbook For Kids: 40 Activities to Help Children Stop Unwanted Thoughts, Control Compulsive Behaviors, and Overcome Anxiety
Publisher: Rockridge Press
ISBN 10: 1641527978
ISBN 13: 978-1641527972
Show your worries who’s boss!
If you worry a lot and have behaviors you can’t help repeating, you’re not alone―even though it can feel that way sometimes. The Standing Up to OCD Workbook for Kids has 40 fun activities to help you manage bad thoughts, say goodbye to worried feelings, and quit actions that are hard to stop―so you can get back to doing your favorite things.
Color, write, draw, and use your thinking skills to show your OCD who’s really in charge (and that’s you!). When it comes to controlling those difficult feelings and thoughts, practice makes perfect. You can do this!
This OCD workbook includes:
- Other kids’ stories―Read about other kids’ experiences with OCD so you can see that lots of kids go through the same things as you.
- Lots of info―Learn all about what you’re going through, including what OCD is, how it works, why it happens, and more.
- Tools for your toolbox―Just like a car mechanic uses tools to fix a car, you’ll discover tools to help you feel better. Ask an adult for help, write about your feelings, play outside, and more.
Kick your worries out of your head. The Standing Up to OCD Workbook for Kids shows you how to do just that―with tons of fun activities.
“Thoughtful, clear, engaging, and practical, the Standing Up to OCD Workbook for Kids offers dozens of effective strategies, tips, and exercises for managing unwanted thoughts, repetitive behaviors, and rituals of OCD. Written in an easy, simple manner, Dr. Reuter offers something very important to parents and children who are coping with OCD: hope.”―Mark Reinecke, PhD, ABPP, professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
“I had fairly severe OCD as a kid. I wish this much-needed workbook was around back then. Dr. Reuter provides evidence-based, practical, kid- and parent-friendly advice, as well as activities and real-world examples that will make your child’s (or patient’s) anxiety and OCD easier to manage in the short-term and into adolescence and adulthood.”―Dr. Jeff R. Temple, director of behavioral health and research, Department of Ob/Gyn, UT Medical Branch
“Standing Up to OCD for Kids is a great resource for children struggling with OCD, as well as their parents. It provides clear examples and a path to success for conquering OCD in youth. I recommend it to all of my young clients with OCD to support the work that we do in the office. It can also be used as a standalone guide for families who do not have access to well-trained clinicians. This workbook is a gem!”―Suzanne Mouton-Odum, PhD, director of Psychology Houston, PC: The Center for Cognitive Behavioral Treatment
“This workbook provides an easy-to-understand background on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for OCD, making a rich evidence base accessible to readers. Using straightforward language and simple examples, Dr. Reuter translates the best science for treating OCD in children into a friendly workbook. It is full of activities that will be essential for clinicians, kids, and families working on tackling OCD!”―Amanda Venta, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Psychology, Sam Houston State University
“Evidence-based. Easy to follow. Motivating. Graphically appealing. The Standing Up to OCD Workbook for Kids takes a very complex disorder and turns into it something understandable and manageable. Dr. Reuter translates well-researched strategies into activities that children (and parents) will find practical and easy to understand. A terrific resource for families and professionals!”―Candice A. Alfano, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Houston, director of the Sleep and Anxiety Center of Houston (SACH), associate editor for Journal of Anxiety Disorders
“As an expert in treating childhood OCD, I have often felt the need for an up-to-date, engaging, and relevant workbook for children who are working through exposures and challenging their OCD thoughts and behaviors. Dr. Reuter's new workbook for kids is the perfect aid for clinicians and parents working to help children overcome OCD. Information for parents is presented in an accessible way, while children are challenged, informed, and given the opportunity to face their fears in a developmentally appropriate way.”―Ivy Ruths, PhD, licensed psychologist and outreach chair of OCD Texas
About the Author
TYSON REUTER, PhD is a licensed psychologist who provides empirically supported treatments―primarily cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)―for anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, and more. Dr. Reuter is trained as a scientist-practitioner and is published widely in top peer-reviewed scientific journals on various health behaviors in youth.