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Clinician's Handbook for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Inference-Based Therapy

Clinician's Handbook for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Inference-Based Therapy

Kieron O'Connor, Frederick Aardema

ISBN: 978-1-119-95499-6 November 2011 Wiley-Blackwell 352 Pages




This book is the first to bring together new research to offer a hands-on clinical guide to treating people with all types of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) using an inference-based therapy (IBT).
  • Provides clinical examples from the full range of OCD subtypes
  • Coverage integrates theory and application
  • Decribes case management in detail - from initial assessment to terminating therapy and follow-up
  • Shows how IBT can also be generalized and applied to other serious psychiatric disorders
List of Cartoons vii

About the Authors ix

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction xiii

Chapter One: Overview of the IBT Programme 1

Chapter Two: IBT: Evaluation Tools 9

Part I: Education and Foundation 21

Chapter Three: When OCD Begins 23

Chapter Four: The ‘Logic’ behind OCD 43

Chapter Five: The Obsessional Story 57

Chapter Six: The Vulnerable Self-Theme 73

Part II: Intervention 89

Chapter Seven: OCD Doubt is 100% Imaginary 91

Chapter Eight: OCD Doubt is 100% Irrelevant 115

Chapter Nine: The OCD Bubble 129

Chapter Ten: Reality Sensing 143

Part III: Consolidation 157

Chapter Eleven: A Different Story 159

Chapter Twelve: Tricks and Cheats of the OCD Con Artist 175

Chapter Thirteen: The Real Self 189

Chapter Fourteen: Knowing and Doing: Moving On and Preventing Relapse 205

Chapter Fifteen: Trouble-Shooting 221

Case Illustrations 231

Case Illustrations: Clinical Data 257

Answers to Common Queries from Clients 277

Therapist Queries 283

Quiz Answers Sheet 289

Appendix 1: Inferential Confusion Questionnaire (ICQ-EV) 291

Appendix 2: IBT Clinical Scales 293

Appendix 3: Therapy Evaluation Form and Scale 299

Appendix 4: Avoidance and Situational Profile Scale 307

Appendix 5: Diary 311

Bibliography: Key IBA Publications and Other References 321

Index 325