1/3 of adults and young people with autism have co-occurring OCD.
Traditional CBT treatment protocols for OCD have less successful outcomes for people with autism - this book shows how to adapt the approach successfully for the autism population.
Evidence-based - comes out of a research project run by the authors.
Worksheets and handouts available to download.
Ailsa Russell is a Clinical Psychologist and Reader in Psychology at the University of Bath, UK.
Amita Jassi is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the National Specialist BDD clinic at the Maudsley Hospital, London, UK.
Kate Johnston is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Michael Rutter Centre, Maudsley Hospital, UK.
Drs. Russell, Jassi, and Johnston should be congratulated for filling a critical gap in the literature by crafting an evidence-based adaptation of cognitive-behavioral therapy for supporting individuals with autism and co-occurring OCD. The text is clear, informed by the latest scientific findings, and will successfully disseminate established interventional approaches to practicing clinicians. - Eric Storch, Ph.D., McIngvale Presidential Endowed Chair & Professor, Vice Chair & Head of Psychology, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine
The authors provide a clear, concise guide to the puzzle of OCD and ASD. There is clear advice on how to adapt CBT for OCD including key aspects such as the differences between compulsions and repetitive behaviours and obsessions and special interests. This volume is invaluable to those who are already familiar with OCD but less experienced in ASD. The authors speak with confidence and experience about how to adapt treatment to make the most of the powerful aspects of ERP whilst remaining sensitive to the particular needs of people with ASD. This is reassuring to novice practitioners to be aware of certain "do's and don'ts" and enlightening for both novice and experienced therapists when considering the nuance and detail of effective CBT. - Dr Victoria Bream, Clinical Psychologist, Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
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