Specialized Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorderis an expert clinician guide for administration of evidence-based specialized cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for obsessive compulsive disorder and its subtypes. This book focuses on strategies to identify and resolve complex and varied reasons for resistance to CBT and to optimize symptom remission, generalize improvement, and forestall relapse during treatment for OCD. The interventions discussed build upon and elaborate the clinical and research work of other OCD experts, clinicians and researchers in the field of cognitive therapy, and are based on the author's own research and clinical experience as an internationally known expert treating thousands of OCD patients. Criteria are outlined for symptom recovery and for treatment resistance in the context of optimal evidence-based specialized CBT delivery. Featuring treatment models and illustrative case studies, this book is a necessary addition to the library of mental health professionals who work with patients suffering from OCD.
Debbie Sookman, PhD,is Director of the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Clinic, Department of Psychology, McGill University Health Centre, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and President of The Canadian Institute for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (CIOCD, www.ciocd.ca). Dr. Sookman is an internationally known expert in specialty assessment and treatment for OCD and Related Disorders and is a Fellow and Certified Trainer/Consultant of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, USA.