Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Author: Kieron O'Connor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470868783
Format: PDF
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Traditionally, obsessive-compulsive disorder has been classified as an anxiety disorder, but there is increasing evidence that it has schizotypal features ? in other words it is a belief disorder. This book describes the ways in which reasoning can be applied to OCD for effective treatment regimes. It moves comprehensively through theoretical, experimental, clinical and treatment aspects of reasoning research, and contains a detailed treatment manual of great value to practitioners, including assessment and treatment protocols and case studies

Coping with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Author: Jan van Niekerk
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 178074093X
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Integrating established strategies with new methods derived from the recently developed Inference-Based Approach (IBA) to the treatment of OCD, this is a ground-breaking work. By initially laying the groundwork to help readers understand their condition, this book leads them through the decisions they will have to make about treatment, offering easy-to-use tools for preparing and carrying out their self-help program. By focusing on looking differently at life and relationships, following a healthy lifestyle and the practice of regular relaxation, this book is a practical guide to preventing relapse, and re-claiming an uninhibited life. Dr. Jan van Niekerk is a Clinical Psychologist and resides in Cambridge, UK.

The Psychology of Language And Communication

Author: Geoffrey Beattie
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 131777552X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This wide-ranging introduction to the psychology of human language use offers a new breadth of approach by breaching conventional disciplinary boundaries with examples and perspectives drawn from many subdisciplines - cognitive and social psychology, psycholinguistics, neuropsychology and sociology. After an exploration of the diverse nature of communication, using examples throughout the animal kingdom, the authors focus on the range of human communicative channels, the nature of human language and the variations occurring between and within societies and cultures. Subsequent chapters cover speech production as a psycholinguistic skill; the coordination of verbal and non-verbal channels; the structure and management of conversations; language perception and comprehension; the cognitive neuropsychology of language, and the development of communicative skills. The book also presents an informative and entertaining historical perspective, and illustrates the fact that insights gained into controversial problems in other fields and at other times can shed light on many of today's most contentious debates in psychology.

Clinical Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders

Author: Eric A. Storch
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319171399
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This handbook examines evidence-based treatment of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders for a broad clinical audience. Focusing on both children and adults with these conditions, it discusses various manifestations of OCD (e.g., contamination, perfectionism), related conditions (e.g., hoarding, trichotillomania, and Tourette syndrome), and cases with complicating factors. Chapters describe case specifics, offer assessment guidelines, and illustrate evidence-based psychotherapy. Case examples depict real-life complexities of presentation, notably in terms of comorbid conditions and hard-to-treat subpopulations. Topical areas addressed in the Handbook include: Phenomenology, assessment, and treatment of multiple types of OCD in adults and children. Treating “not just right experiences” in children with OCD. Treating obsessive compulsive disorder in very young children. Treatment of OCD comorbid with other disorders like depression and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Treatment of OCD when presenting with complicating factors like limited insight, extreme family accommodation, and poor motivation. The Clinical Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders is an essential resource for clinicians and professionals as well as researchers, and graduate students in clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work, counseling programs, pediatrics, public health, and related disciplines.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for OCD

Author: David A. Clark
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462506658
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This authoritative book reviews current cognitive-behavioral models of OCD and delineates an innovative, theoretically and empirically grounded approach to assessment and treatment. Leading scientist-practitioner David A. Clark first elaborates and refines existing theories of obsessions and compulsions. He then spells out effective strategies for assessing client needs, developing a clear case formulation, implementing an array of cognitive and behavioral interventions, and troubleshooting potential difficulties. Illustrated with extensive clinical material, the volume is practical and user-friendly. Reproducible appendices feature over a dozen rating scales, client handouts, and homework tasks.

Just Checking

Author: Emily Colas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671024388
Format: PDF, Docs
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In a series of brief, moving vignettes, the author describes her daily life with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with honesty and humor, reflecting on her colorful family and friends and her deep relationship with her husband. Reprint.

Handbook of Play Therapy

Author: Kevin J. O'Connor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118859820
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A complete, comprehensive play therapy resource for mental health professionals Handbook of Play Therapy is the one-stop resource for play therapists with coverage of all major aspects written by experts in the field. This edition consolidates the coverage of both previous volumes into one book, updated to reflect the newest findings and practices of the field. Useful for new and experienced practitioners alike, this guide provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of play therapy including, theory and technique, special populations, nontraditional settings, professional and contemporary issues. Edited by the founders of the field, each chapter is written by well-known and respected academics and practitioners in each topic area and includes research, assessment, strategies, and clinical application. This guide covers all areas required for credentialing from the Association for Play Therapy, making it uniquely qualified as the one resource for certification preparation. Learn the core theories and techniques of play therapy Apply play therapy to special populations and in nontraditional settings Understand the history and emerging issues in the field Explore the research and evidence base, clinical applications, and more Psychologists, counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, and psychiatric nurses regularly utilize play therapy techniques to facilitate more productive sessions and promote better outcomes for patients. Handbook of Play Therapy provides the deep, practical understanding needed to incorporate these techniques into practice.

Modular Cognitive behavioral Therapy for Childhood Anxiety Disorders

Author: Bruce F. Chorpita
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1593853637
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This clinically wise and pragmatic book presents a systematic approach for treating any form of childhood anxiety using proven exposure-based techniques. What makes this rigorously tested modular treatment unique is that it is explicitly designed with flexibility and individualization in mind. Developed in a real-world, highly diverse community mental health context, the treatment can be continually adjusted to target motivational problems, disruptive behavior, family issues, and other frequently encountered clinical roadblocks. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes a detailed case formulation framework, a flexible treatment planning algorithm, and over 90 pages of user-friendly reproducibles.

Clinician s Thesaurus

Author: Edward L. Zuckerman
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781572305694
Format: PDF, Docs
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A bestseller with over 150,000 copies in print, this popular guidebook offers an exhaustive checklist of thousands of words and phrases in an easily accessible format, enabling practitioners to quickly select the appropriate terms to describe almost any clinical situation.

Schema Therapy

Author: Jeffrey E. Young
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606238345
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Designed to meet the formidable challenges of treating personality disorders and other complex difficulties, schema therapy combines proven cognitive-behavioral techniques with elements of other widely practiced therapies. This book--written by the model's developer and two of its leading practitioners--is the first major text for clinicians wishing to learn and use this popular approach. Described are innovative ways to rapidly conceptualize challenging cases, explore the client's childhood history, identify and modify self-defeating patterns, use imagery and other experiential techniques in treatment, and maximize the power of the therapeutic relationship. Including detailed protocols for treating borderline personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder, the book is illustrated with numerous clinical examples.