Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Clinical Application of Evidence-Based Psychotherapy)
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Inc.
ISBN 10: 0765702118
ISBN 13: 978-0765702111
Treatment for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has dramatically improved with the innovative use of cognitive-behavioral therapies. Drs. McGinn and Sanderson have developed a comprehensive method of treatment that combines psychoeducational and cognitive restructuring with traditional exposure and response prevention techniques. A detailed session-by-session guide is presented to help clinicians assess and treat OCD with this unique blend of therapies. Using a composite case example, the authors demonstrate exactly how to implement various strategies from the initial interview to the conclusion of treatment.
Drs. McGinn and Sanderson have done an excellent job of writing an empirically validated treatment manual for obsessive-compulsive disorder. This volume integrates the most widely researched cognitive-behavioral treatments for OCD into one comprehensive therapy guide. The book is clinically detailed, with a step-by-step explanation of each phase in the assessment and treatment of OCD. The guide includes one extended case study, with detailed session transcripts, that runs throughout the book and illustrates how to implement each treatment strategy. The book is very readable, both for clinicians who are already experienced with OCD and for those who are just beginning. I highly recommend it. (Jeffrey Young, Ph.D., Columbia University; director, Cognitive Therapy Centers of New York and Connecticut)
This is an up-to-date guide to the cognitive-behavioral treatment of OCD for the mental health professional. A common and disabling disorder that is often misdiagnosed, OCD is highly responsive to appropriate treatment. This book is an important advance, as it offers clinicians a practical and specific treatment approach based on an informed theoretical background. A significant barrier to the treatment of OCD patients is the lack of adequately trained cognitive-behavioral therapists. The authors address this important public health problem by increasing the number of informed and well-trained clinicians. (Eric Hollander, M.D., professor and director, Compulsive, Impulsive, and Anxiety Disorders Program, Mount Sinai School of Medicine)
Since many practitioners seek out books on cognitive-behavioral therapy to fill a gap in their training, there is clearly a need for 'how-to' treatment manuals. With this book, Drs. McGinn and Sanderson have met that need with utmost skill and mastery. They have succeeded admirably in their goal to educate and train clinicians in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder. (Aaron T. Beck M.D., professor of psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine)
About the Author
Lata K. McGinn, Ph.D., is director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Program and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. William C. Sanderson, Ph.D., is associate professor of psychology at Rutgers University in New Jersey.