Beyond Reasonable Doubt: Reasoning Processes in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Related Disorders
Foreword by Paul M.G. Emmelkamp.
1 Cognitive Approaches to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: An Overview.
Cognitive Approaches to OCD.
Intrusions and Inferences in OCD.
Phobic and Non-Phobic Models of Development in OCD.
2 Reasoning in Everyday Life.
Formal Logic and Informal Thinking.
Making Sense of the Senses.
3 Reasoning and Narrative.
Conversation and Conviction.
Inference and Imagination.
4 Reasoning and Psychopathology.
Reasoning in Clinical Populations.
5 An Inference-Based Approach to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Clinical and Phenomenological Investigations into Inferential Confusion.
Critical Concepts in an Inference-Based Model.
Psychometric Measurement of Inferential Confusion.
Experimental Studies of Inferential Confusion.
Clinical Trials of an Inference-Based Approach to Therapy (IBA).
6 Using the IBA Treatment Manual.
Introduction to Treatment.
Common Queries from Clients.
7 Future Directions.
IBA and Other Cognitive Therapy.
Future Development in IBA.
A Final Comment.
Appendix 1: Overview of Our Treatment Program for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Appendix 2: Worksheets, Exercise Sheets and Training Cards.
Frederick Aardema studied clinical psychology at the University of Groningen and the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands under the supervision of Prof. P.M.G. Emmelkamp in affiliation with the Fernand-Seguin Research Center located in Montreal, Canada. He currently resides in Canada and has published in international journals in the field of obsessive-compulsive disorder. In particular, his research interests include psychometric and experimental methods in the measurement of reasoning processes in OCD, as well as the application of inference and narrative based models to obsessions without overt compulsions. He is a licensed psychologist and has a private practice in Montreal, Quebec.
Marie-Claude Pélissier studied psychology at the University of Quebec at Montreal in Canada and did most of her clinical training in London, England. She has been working for almost eight years in clinical research on obsessive-compulsive disorder and other OCD related disorders, which has resulted in publications in two international journals. As a licensed psychologist, she recently started her own private practice. She is also actively involved in local mental health community groups where she teaches and acts as scientific consultant on OCD.