Helping Families Manage Childhood OCD

Decreasing Conflict and Increasing Positive Interaction: Therapist Guide

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Author: Tara S. Peris,John Piacentini

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199357609

Category: Family psychotherapy

Page: 128

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Pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common condition that can take a substantial toll on the entire family system. Research suggests that families of youth with OCD face a unique set of difficulties in that they often are intimately involved in the child's symptoms. This involvement, also known as symptom accommodation, can be quite taxing, and it is often accompanied by high levels of distress, anxiety, and family conflict. These family responses, while natural and understandable, pose very real problems for treatment. Growing research suggests that poor family functioning undermines successful child OCD treatment. Helping Families Manage Childhood OCD provides clinicians with a comprehensive set of strategies for identifying and intervening with family dynamics that are likely to interfere with successful treatment of pediatric OCD. Moving beyond commonly employed techniques such as parent education and behavior management training, this manual includes skills training in emotion regulation for the entire family. It offers step-by-step strategies for helping family members to identify and manage their own emotional responses to OCD and provides a foundation for more effective and collaborative problem-solving around OCD. Through interactive exercises, families develop strategies for communicating around and troubleshooting difficult OCD episodes as well as strategies for promoting a more positive home environment in which to work on OCD.

Talking Back to OCD

The Program That Helps Kids and Teens Say "No Way" -- and Parents Say "Way to Go"

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Author: John S. March

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606238442

Category: Psychology

Page: 276

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No one wants to get rid of obsessive-compulsive disorder more than someone who has it. That's why Talking Back to OCD puts kids and teens in charge. Dr. John March's eight-step program has already helped thousands of young people show the disorder that it doesn't call the shots--they do. This uniquely designed volume is really two books in one. Each chapter begins with a section that helps kids and teens zero in on specific problems and develop skills they can use to tune out obsessions and resist compulsions. The pages that follow show parents how to be supportive without getting in the way. The next time OCD butts in, your family will be prepared to boss back--and show an unwelcome visitor to the door. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit

Family Based Treatment for Young Children With OCD

Therapist Guide

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Author: Jennifer B Freeman,Abbe Marrs Garcia

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199706235

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can develop at a young age and when it does, it can cause significant distress for the child and the family. Parents may be unclear on the nature of OCD symptoms and how to best respond to their child. Family involvement in the child's symptoms may be making the situation worse for the whole family. When treating young children with OCD, it is important to recognize the family component and directly involve parents in treatment. It is also essential to tailor the treatment to a child's age and developmental level. This therapist guide presents a family-based treatment for OCD specifically designed for children ages 5-8. Using a cognitive-behavioral approach, it provides psychoeducation for the family and a set of tools for the management of OCD. "Parent tools" involve differential attention, modeling, and scaffolding techniques. "Child tools" include cognitive strategies such as "bossing back" and using a feelings thermometer to rate anxiety. Treatment centers on exposure with response prevention (E/RP), in which the patient faces feared situations without avoidance or rituals until anxiety decreases. The therapist works with the family to create a hierarchy of E/RP tasks that will be conducted in session and practiced at home. A reward plan helps motivate the child to complete tasks and cooperate with parents. The program ends with relapse prevention to maintain gains and prepare for future symptoms. Therapy process issues are addressed throughout treatment to help families improve life at home. With helpful tips for adapting the program to a child's developmental level and family situation, this guide is a "must-have" for clinicians working with childhood-onset OCD. The corresponding workbook for families reinforces the skills introduced in session and provides forms for homework. Children, their parents, and their families will all benefit from this comprehensive treatment package.

Helping Your Child with OCD

A Workbook for Parents of Children with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Author: Lee Fitzgibbons,Cherry Pedrick

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781572243323

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 184

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This workbook is full of assessments, fill-ins, and progress charts that encourage parents to get involved in and stay committed to their child's recovery from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Overcoming Childhood OCD

A Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Program

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Author: John Piacentini,Audra Langley,Tami Roblek

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199725397

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects an estimated 2% of children in the United States and can cause considerable anxiety. OCD is characterized by a pattern of rituals (or compulsions) and obsessive thinking. Common obsessions among children and teens include a fear of dirt or germs, a need for symmetry, order, and precision, and a fear of illness or harm coming to oneself or relatives. Common compulsions include grooming, repeating, and cleaning rituals. These obsessions and compulsions can severely interfere with daily functioning and are a source of significant distress. Without adequate treatment, the quality of life for youths and families dealing with OCD often suffers. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has shown to be effective in the treatment of childhood OCD. This Therapist Guide outlines a 12-session CBT-based treatment for OCD that benefits not only children and adolescents, but their families as well. Each session incorporates a family therapy component in addition to individual treatment for the child. It is a combined approach program that educates the child and family about OCD in order to reduce negative feelings of guilt and blame and to normalize family functioning. This manual also provides guidelines for conducting both imaginal and in vivo exposures; techniques at the core of helping children reduce their anxiety. For use with children ages 8 17, this book is an indispensable resource for clinicians helping children and their families cope with OCD.

Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

A Powerful, Practical Program for Parents of Children and Adolescents

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Author: Tamar Chansky, Ph.D.

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 030779444X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

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If you're a parent of one of the more than one million children in this country with obsessive-compulsive disorder, you know how confusing, even frightening, the symptoms of OCD can be. You're terrified of losing your child and angry about the havoc this disorder has wreaked in your family. More than anything, you want to be able to unlock the secrets of OCD, understand the cause of your child's bizarre symptoms, and help your child break free of these disruptive, relentless thoughts and actions. In her landmark book, Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Dr. Tamar E. Chansky creates a clear road map to understanding and overcoming OCD based on her successful practice treating hundreds of children and teenagers with this disorder. In Part I, Dr. Chansky "cracks the code" of the peculiar rules and customs of OCD -- the handwashing, tapping, counting, and so forth. She explains how OCD is diagnosed, how to find the right therapist partner, and how to tailor treatment options to your child's needs. You'll learn how powerful behavioral modification can be and when medication can help. In Part II, you'll learn how not to be pulled in by your child's debilitating rituals at home or at school, how to talk to your child about the "brain tricks" OCD causes, and how to create an effective OCD battle plan that will empower your child to "boss back" the OCD monster. You'll also learn how to cope in moments of crisis. Part III offers specific advice for how to help your child handle the most common manifestations of OCD such as fears of contamination, checking, getting things "just right," intrusive thoughts, and more. Part IV is an indispensable guide to additional resources, including books, videos, organizations, and websites. Filled with Dr. Chansky's compassionate advice and inspiring words from the many children with OCD whom she has helped, this book will be your lifeline. Battling back from OCD is hard work, but with the comprehensive, proven guidance in this book, you can help your child reclaim a life free from its grip. From the Hardcover edition.

OCD in Children and Adolescents

A Cognitive-behavioral Treatment Manual

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Author: John S. March (MD.),Karen Mulle

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572302426

Category: Psychology

Page: 298

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This practical manual presents a cognitive-behavioral treatment program that has been proven effective in eliminating or alleviating OCD symptoms in children across a broad range of ages and aptitudes. Building upon and expanding their internationally acclaimed HOW I RAN OCD OFF MY LAND, the authors provide an empirically grounded guide to assessment, treatment planning, and skills-based intervention. Clinicians are taken through the four stages of treatment--psychoeducation, cognitive training, mapping OCD, and graded exposure and response prevention--in 13 to 20 clearly structured treatment sessions. The book is enriched by sample dialogues, "clinical pearls" drawn from the authors' own experience, and appendices featuring reproducible rating scales, patient handouts, and tips and resources for parents. PHOTOCOPY RIGHTS: The publisher grants to individual purchasers nonassignable permission to reproduce handouts and forms in this book for clinical use with their clients. For details and limitations, see copyright page.

The OCD Workbook for Kids

Skills to Help Children Manage Obsessive Thoughts and Compulsive Behaviors

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Author: Anthony C. Puliafico,Joanna A. Robin

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626259801

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Does your child have OCD? In this much-needed Instant Help workbook, kids will learn to identify obsessions and compulsions, understand them, and use simple tools based in exposure and ritual prevention to cope with and overcome this difficult disorder. If your child has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), he or she may suffer from obsessive thinking, use rituals to soothe anxiety, and act compulsively in ways that are disruptive and sometimes harmful. As you know all too well, OCD can greatly interfere with school, friends, and home life. So, how can you help your child be their very best? With this evidence-based workbook for kids, your child will learn how and why they struggle, and gain a greater understanding of what OCD is by identifying common symptoms, including contamination concerns, fear of harm, need for order/symmetry, and excessive doubting. Your child will then be gently guided to name their own symptoms and rate the extent to which each symptom causes them anxiety. The workbook also provides a framework for children to apply exposure and ritual prevention strategies to anxiety-provoking situations independently or with help from you or a caregiver. Detailed instructions for completing exposure exercises will be covered, including how long exposures should last, and how often they should be repeated. Finally, the workbook will show you and your child how to build a solid support system of family, friends, teachers, and professionals to aid you in managing OCD symptoms and building a lifestyle that will help you both deal with your child’s symptoms more effectively. If your child’s OCD is holding them back from living the happy childhood you want for them, this easy-to-read and practical workbook can help them cope with symptoms and really thrive—at home, in the classroom, and well into adulthood.

Understanding OCD

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

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Author: Adam B. Lewin,Eric A. Storch

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784500267

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Giving a full overview of childhood obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and discussing all major treatment options, including cognitive behavioural therapy and medication, this guide provides the essential information that families, teachers, caregivers, clinicians and mental health professionals need in order to understand and treat childhood OCD. It covers origins, symptoms and related illnesses and explains how OCD is diagnosed. The book also suggests ways to maximise the outcomes of treatment, what to do when treatment doesn't work, and how to help manage OCD in children at school and in the home.

The Clinician's Guide to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Childhood Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Author: Eric A. Storch,Joseph McGuire,Dean McKay

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128114282

Category: Psychology

Page: 382

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The Clinician's Guide to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Childhood Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder brings together a wealth of experts on pediatric and adolescent OCD, providing novel cognitive behavioral strategies and considerations that therapists can immediately put into practice. The book provides case studies and example metaphors on how to explain exposure models to children in a developmentally appropriate manner. The book also instructs clinicians on how to use symptom information and rating scales to develop an appropriate exposure hierarchy. The book is arranged into two major sections: assessment and treatment of childhood OCD and special considerations in treating childhood OCD. Each chapter is structured to include relevant background and empirical support for the topic at hand, practical discussion of the nature and implementation of the core component (such as exposure and response prevention, cognitive therapy, psychoeducation and more), and a case illustration that highlights the use of a particular technique. Provides the strong theoretical foundation required to successfully implement treatment Highlights the use of particular intervention techniques through case studies Provides CBT strategies for anxiety, tic disorders, trichotillomania, ADHD and disruptive behaviors Includes strategies for treatment of patients who are initially non-responsive to CBT Encourages individualization of evidence-based and clinically-informed principles for each patient Reviews what to do if/when OCD remits and/or returns Provides details on differentiation OCD symptoms from anxiety and other psychopathology

It's Only a False Alarm

A Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Program Workbook

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Author: John Piacentini,Audra Langley,Tami Roblek

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195310527

Category: Medical

Page: 80

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It's Only a False Alarm, Workbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the treatment program outlined in the corresponding Therapist Guide by the same authors. It is written for children and adolescents who are undergoing treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This workbook contains easy-to-read and understand psychoeducational material, as well as at-home exercises designed to help children relieve their anxiety and manage their OCD-related symptoms.

Breaking Free from OCD

A CBT Guide for Young People and Their Families

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Author: Jo Derisley,Isobel Heyman,Sarah Robinson,Cynthia Turner

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843105748

Category: Psychology

Page: 223

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This step-by-step guide is written for adolescents with OCD and their families. Using the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy, which is the proven method for helping those with OCD, it offers teenagers a structured plan of treatment which can be read alone, or with a parent, counsellor or mental health worker.

Loving Someone with OCD

Help for You and Your Family

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Author: Karen J. Landsman,Kathleen M. Parrish,Cherlene Pedrick

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608827739

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

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People who suffer from mental illness rarely do so alone. Their families and loved ones face their own set of unique challenges-problems that deserve their own resources and sources of support. This is the first book written specifically to the loved ones of people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It helps readers examine how OCD affects their lives and offers a straightforward system for building a healthier, more constructive relationship with OCD sufferers. The book contains basic information about OCD-its definition, cause, and symptoms-and a brief overview of treatments available for the disorder. After these introductory sections, the book focuses on ways readers can foster a healthy relationship with someone with OCD. It includes tips for increasing family involvement, making accommodation for the disorder in daily life, and creating an action plan for change using family contracts. The book also covers relational topics such as parenting and marriage, self-care, and support networking. Throughout, the book illustrates important points with the real-life stories of families living with OCD.

Free from OCD

A Workbook for Teens with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Author: Timothy A. Sisemore

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781608820979

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 144

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You may not know anyone else who suffers from repetitive “stuck” thoughts and compulsive rituals, but plenty of other teens experience symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): the need to repeatedly wash their hands, check to make sure everything’s okay, count possessions, put things in order, or even repeat thoughts over and over. Rituals like these may calm you down when you’re feeling stressed or anxious, but you know all too well that the relief is temporary and you’ll have to repeat the ritual when you start feeling uneasy again. This cycle can make you feel trapped, but also may seem impossible or even frightening to break. Free from OCD offers forty easy cognitive behavioral exercises to help you move past your symptoms and live freely and flexibly, without fear. You’ll finally be able to stop compulsive thoughts in their tracks and keep them from coming back. This book helps you learn to: •Notice when thoughts are based in reality and when they’re exaggerated •Recognize and neutralize situations that trigger your symptoms •Make friends and feel more confident in social situations •Use relaxation techniques instead of falling back on your rituals

Exposure and Response (Ritual) Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Therapist Guide

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Author: Edna B. Foa,Elna Yadin,Tracey K. Lichner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195335287

Category: Psychology

Page: 182

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This book guides clinicians in treating individuals with OCD through the use of exposure and ritual (response) prevention, one of the most effective and the most studied treatments for OCD.

What to Do when Your Child Has Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

Strategies and Solutions

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Author: Aureen Pinto Wagner

Publisher: Lighthouse Press

ISBN: 9780967734712

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 444

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There are over one million children in the US who suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. These children often have uncontrollable worries and engage in seemingly senseless rituals. Parents and school professionals often feel helpless and frustrated as they struggle to understand and help the child stop the bizarre doubts and habits that take over the child's mind and life. Now, there is hope and help.Dr. Aureen Wagner brings you the latest scientific advances in the treatment of this beguiling disorder along with her many years of experience in treating children and teenagers. Using the metaphor of the Worry Hill, for which she has received international recognition, Dr. Wagner presents a powerful step-by-step approach that countless children have used successfully to triumph over OCD. Her skill, compassion and expert guidance will provide new hope, energy and resolve to help children and their caregivers conquer OCD.Designed to be used alone or with the children's integrated companion book: Up and Down the Worry Hill.

Childhood Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Greta Francis, Rod A. Gragg

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Author: Greta Francis,Rod A. Gragg

Publisher: Sage Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 107

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A complex, puzzling disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by a child's or teenager's obsessions with contamination, object hoarding, and exact orderliness and compulsions involving rituals of washing, cleaning, checking and rechecking, or counting. Childhood Obsessive Compulsive Disorder draws on the most up-to-date research available to provide a comprehensive overview of this problem, from diagnosis through treatment. Authors Greta Francis and Rod A. Gragg first describe childhood and adolescent OCD in its various forms and discuss the etiology and epidemiology of OCD. They also explore assessment methods and their usefulness in research and practice, and both pharmacological and psychosocial treatments. In addition, intriguing case examples of this enigmatic disorder, measurement scales for it, and a manual for cognitive-behavioral treatment make this book a vital guide for clinicians. Consolidated into one integral volume, the information on diagnosing and treating children with OCD presented here will be invaluable to students, professionals, and researchers in clinical/counseling psychology, developmental psychology, nursing, behavioral psychology, and social work.

Why Kids Lie

How Parents Can Encourage Truthfulness

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Author: Paul Ekman,Mary Ann Mason Ekman,Tom Ekman

Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780140143225

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 206

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A study of children's lying explains motivations, how lying changes with age, and what parents can do

When a Family Member Has OCD

Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Skills to Help Families Affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Author: Jon Hershfield

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626252483

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

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When someone has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), it can affect the entire family. This book is an essential guide to help family members cope with their loved one’s compulsive behaviors, obsessions, and constant need for reassurance. If your loved one has OCD, you may be unsure of how to express your concerns in a compassionate, effective way. In When a Family Member Has OCD, you and your family will learn ways to better understand and communicate with each other when OCD becomes a major part of your household. In addition to proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness techniques, you’ll find comprehensive information on OCD and its symptoms, as well as advice for each affected family member. OCD affects millions of people worldwide. Though significant advances have been made in medication and therapeutic treatments of the disorder, there are few resources available to help families deal with the impact of a loved one’s symptoms. This book provides a helpful guide for your family.