"This manual is the best available resource for clinicians treating OCD in youngsters...I highly recommend it to all practitioners, from beginners to seasoned clinicians."
Charles Mansueto, Ph.D., Scientific Advisory Board of the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation.
Be sure to see the companion guides above: Up and Down the Worry Hill and What to do when your Child has OCD.
Treatment of OCD in Children and Adolescents: Professional's Kit
The Professional's Kit includes:
1. Treatment of OCD in Children and Adolescents: A Cognitive Therapy Manual (Expanded Second Edition)
2. Treatment of OCD in Children and Adolescents: Teaching Tools (Comb Bound, Expanded Second Edition)
3. Tools for the child: The Worry Hill Memory Card and the Fearmometer.
4. Over 35 ready-to-print and use Forms for Assessment and Treatment of OCD on CD (PC Only).
5. The Teaching Tools are also available on the CD and can be viewed with your Microsoft® PowerPoint® Software (PC Only).
This newly revised and expanded product includes second editions of both the Therapy Manual and Teaching Tools.
The manual describes the application of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD via the Four-Phase Worry Hill Treatment Protocol. The Worry Hill Protocol, developed by Dr. Wagner, is a developmentally sensitive protocol designed to be appealing and user-friendly for the child, parent and therapist, and to be flexible and feasible for practitioners in primarily clinical settings. This manual completes the only integrated set of books on the treatment of childhood OCD for children, parents and therapists.
The implementation of each phase in treatment is discussed in depth:
Phase I: Biopsychosocial Assessment and Treatment Plan focuses on systematic, accurate and skillful assessment geared towards the recovery of the whole child, not just from OCD.
Phase II: Building Treatment Readiness involves planned and active preparation for treatment. Although most children wish to be rid of OCD, they need to be able to channel the desire to get well into the action to get well, which involves more than simple "motivation." This step is crucial to participation and compliance, but is often underestimated and bypassed, resulting in premature start of treatment and subsequent treatment failure.
Phase III: The RIDE (Rename, Insist, Defy, Enjoy) entails putting Exposure and Ritual Prevention (ERP) into action in child-friendly fashion.
Phase IV: After the RIDE is geared towards recovery of the whole child in his environmental context. It wraps up ERP and focuses on maintenance of gains, long-term recovery, and an active action plan for relapse prevention.
The manual includes:
--- The Four Phase Worry Hill Treatment Protocol for OCD in children and adolescents
--- Summary of Worry Hill Protocol for quick reference to steps,forms and tools
--- Step-by-step treatment protocols
--- Clear and self-explanatory
--- Detailed case examples
--- Guidelines for tailoring treatment
--- New sections on challenging forms of OCD:
--- Bad Thoughts, Just Right and Scrupulosity
--- Developmental challenges and differential diagnosis
--- Developing treatment readiness in children
--- Putting treatment into action
--- Collaborating with parents
--- Working with treatment-reluctant children
--- Solutions for challenges in treatment
--- Relapse prevention
About the Author:
AUREEN PINTO WAGNER, Ph.D., is Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Director of The Anxiety Wellness Center in Rochester, NY and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation. Dr. Wagner is a Clinical Child Psychologist whose unique Worry Hill approach to making cognitive-behavioral therapy accessible to youngsters has gained her international recognition.