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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Children and Young People, 1st Edition

Edited by Polly Waite, Tim Williams


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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterised by a person's obsessive, distressing, intrusive thoughts and their related compulsions. It affects an estimated one percent of teenagers and has been detected in children as young as three years old.

In this concise, accessible book experienced contributors provide detailed guidance on carrying out assessments and treatment for children and young people with OCD from a cognitive behavioural perspective. This approach has been developed from extensive research and clinical work with young people with OCD and associated problems. The book includes:

  • an overview of OCD
  • an introduction to CBT and its relevance to OCD in young people
  • assessment and treatment methods
  • case studies and clinical vignettes
  • worksheets for use with the client.

This straightforward text provides essential direction for practitioners and trainees in a range of professions including psychiatry, psychotherapy, counselling, nursing, education and social work.

Online resources:

The appendices of this book provide worksheets that can be downloaded free of charge to purchasers of the print version. Please visit the website to find out more about this facility.

Table of Contents

Waite, Williams, Introduction to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Creswell, Waite, The Use of CBT with Children and Adolescents. Gallop, Cognitive Behavioural Assessment of OCD in Children and Adolescents. Waite, Gallop, Atkinson, Planning and Carrying Out Treatment. Atkinson, CBT with Younger Children. Waite, CBT with Adolescents. Stobie, Working with Families. Salkovskis, Waite, Williams, Issues and Future Directions in Childhood OCD. References. Appendix A: Child Obsessive Compulsive Inventory (Child OCI). Appendix B: Child Responsibility Attitude Scale (CRAS). Appendix C: Children's Responsibility Interpretation Questionnaire (CRIQ). Appendix D: Diaries. Appendix E: Experiments.

About the Editors

Polly Waite is a Clinical Psychologist and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Reading.

Tim Williams is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Reading.

About the Series

CBT with Children, Adolescents and Families

"The CBT with Children, Adolescents and Families series, edited by Professor Paul Stallard, and written by a team of international experts, meets the growing need for evidence-based treatment manuals to address prevalent psychological problems in young people. These authoritative, yet practical books will be of interest to all professionals who work in the field of child and adolescent mental health." - Alan Carr, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Cognitive behaviour therapy is now the predominant treatment approach in both the NHS and private practice and is increasingly used by a range of mental health professionals.

The CBT with Children, Adolescents and Families series provides comprehensive, practical guidance for using CBT when dealing with a variety of common child and adolescent problems, as well as related family issues. The demand for therapy and counselling for children and adolescents is rapidly expanding, and early intervention in family and school settings is increasingly seen as effective and essential. In this series leading authorities in their respective fields provide detailed advice on methods of achieving this.

Each book in this series focuses on one particular problem and guides the professional from initial assessment through to techniques, common problems and future issues. Written especially for the clinician, each title includes summaries of key points, clinical examples, and worksheets to use with the client.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Child & Adolescent
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Behaviorism