1st Edition

Treatment Plans and Interventions for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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ISBN 9781462525683
Published April 27, 2016 by Guilford Press
222 Pages

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Book Description

Providing clinicians with evidence-based therapeutic techniques that they can tailor to the needs of individual clients, this state-of-the-art treatment planner is filled with case examples and clinical tools. Simon A. Rego presents the latest thinking on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and explains how it has been reclassified in DSM-5. He shows how to combine exposure and ritual prevention therapy with other cognitive and behavioral interventions--based on a comprehensive case formulation--and describes proven strategies for enhancing motivation and overcoming common obstacles in treatment. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 10 reproducible handouts and forms. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Forms
1. Introduction to Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder
2. Understanding Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder
3. Evidence-Based Treatments for Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder
4. Assessment and Diagnosis
5. Clinical Evaluation and Case Formulation
6. Comprehensive Plan for Treating Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder: Overview
7. Treatment Session 1
8. Treatment Session 2
9. Treatment Session 3
10. Treatment Session 4
11. Treatment Sessions 5–14: Ten Sessions of Exposure and Ritual Prevention
12. Treatment Session 15: The Home Visit
13. Treatment Session 16: Relapse Prevention
14. Supplementary Techniques
15. Case Example
16. Conclusion
Appendix A. Resources
Appendix B. Reproducible Forms
Appendix C. Obsessive–Compulsive Inventory--Revised (OCI-R)

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Simon A. Rego, PsyD, ABPP, is Chief Psychologist, Director of Psychology Training, and Director of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training Program at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Board certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, he is a Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, a Founding Clinical Fellow of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), and a recipient of the Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Award from the ADAA. Dr. Rego has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters on the treatment of OCD and panic disorder and is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences.


"This book differentiates cognitive and behavioral strategies and discusses how to use them together with complementary approaches, such as motivational interviewing and acceptance and commitment therapy. Practical issues regarding homework are discussed, and the use of various scales is highlighted. Take-home messages at the end of each chapter boil down key points and enhance the clinician's ability to implement OCD treatment techniques in real-world settings. Rego runs an outstanding training program in cognitive-behavioral therapy, and his wealth of experience shows in this book."--Eric Hollander, MD, Director, Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Program, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine

"Rego has done the profession--and sufferers of OCD--an incredible service by assembling such a thorough guide to treatment. The book addresses all the variants of OCD and presents methods for differential diagnosis of disorders that may bear similarity to this complex condition. It should be required reading for any clinician who regularly treats clients with OCD."--Dean McKay, PhD, ABPP, Department of Psychology, Fordham University; past president, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

"A timely and extremely valuable volume that includes up-to-date summaries of all treatment interventions for OCD. This book should certainly be in the library of any clinician who treats patients with OCD, and will also be of tremendous value to students and researchers in the field."--Darin D. Dougherty, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

"Rego has produced a comprehensive, well-written guide to the assessment and treatment of OCD. Grounded in the scientific literature, the book provides detailed instructions for administering established exposure-based methods and for integrating cognitive techniques, motivational enhancement strategies, and acceptance-based approaches. It features helpful practice tools, including fact sheets, handouts, questionnaires, diaries, and worksheets. This roadmap to effective treatment of OCD will be useful for students, new therapists, and experienced clinicians alike."--Martin M. Antony, PhD, ABPP, Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Canada