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

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

1st Edition - September 1, 2017

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  • Editors: Eric Storch, Joseph McGuire, Dean McKay
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128114285
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128114278

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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Clinicians (psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, behavioral therapists), academic researchers, psychiatric nurses, students in mental health settings, special education teachers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Diagnosing OCD
    2. Psychoeducation for Patients, Parents, and Family Members
    3. Assessing OCD Symptoms; Developing an Exposure Hierarchy
    4. Developing and Implementing Successful Exposures
    5. Cognitive Training Strategies for Children
    6. Involving Family in Treatment
    7. Medication Management of Childhood OCD
    8. Relapse Prevention Strategies
    9. Common Myths and Misbeliefs in Treating Childhood OCD
    10. OCD in School Settings
    11. Addressing Family Accommodation
    12. Dealing with Challenging Patients and Families
    13. Working with Young Children
    14. Strategies to Manage Common Co-Occurring Psychiatric Conditions
    15. Managing a Refractory Patient's Care

Product details

  • No. of pages: 382
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: September 1, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128114285
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128114278

About the Editors

Eric Storch

Dr. Eric Storch is McIngvale Presidential Endowed Chair & Professor at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Storch has received multiple grants from federal agencies for his research (i.e., NIH, CDC), is a Fulbright Scholar, and has published over 14 books and over 500 articles and chapters. He specializes in the nature and treatment of childhood and adult obsessive-compulsive disorder and related conditions, anxiety disorders, and anxiety among youth with autism.

Affiliations and Expertise

McIngvale Presidential Endowed Chair and Professor, Vice Chair and Head of Psychology, Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

Joseph McGuire

Dr. McGuire has over 10 years of research and clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of Tourette syndrome (TS), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related conditions in children and adults. He has received research support from the National Institute of Mental Health, Tourette Association, and has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles related to the assessment and treatment of TS and related conditions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California Los Angeles, USA

Dean McKay

Dr. Dean McKay is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Fordham University. He has published over 175 journal articles and book chapters, and edited or co-edited 16 books dealing with assessment and treatment of complex cases in children and adults, OCD, disgust in psychopathology, and research methodology. His research has also focused on mechanisms of information processing bias for anxiety states.

Affiliations and Expertise

Fordham University, Bronx, NY, USA

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