Beyond Reasonable Doubt: Reasoning Processes in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Related Disorders
DescriptionTraditionally, obsessive-compulsive disorder has been classified as an anxiety disorder, but there is increasing evidence that it has schizotypal features ? in other words it is a belief disorder. This book describes the ways in which reasoning can be applied to OCD for effective treatment regimes. It moves comprehensively through theoretical, experimental, clinical and treatment aspects of reasoning research, and contains a detailed treatment manual of great value to practitioners, including assessment and treatment protocols and case studies
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.