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OCD and Autism Ailsa Russell

OCD and Autism By Ailsa Russell

OCD and Autism by Ailsa Russell

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Research has shown that standard CBT protocols for OCD are less effective for people with autism. Based on current research and evidence this book shows how to adapt CBT approaches for comorbid OCD and autism, with step-by-step guidance and accompanying tools and worksheets available to download.

OCD and Autism Summary

OCD and Autism: A Clinician's Guide to Adapting CBT by Ailsa Russell

This step-by-step manual explains how to adapt CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) approaches to OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) for autistic children and adults. It outlines why there is the need to adapt treatment for the autistic population, and includes detailed guidance on each phase of the approach.

It explains assessment of OCD in autism, the links between the two conditions and difficulties in identifying aspects of OCD in autistic people. The book offers advice on dealing with difficult issues and on the next steps after treatment is complete. Accompanying worksheets and handouts are available to download.

OCD and Autism Reviews

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.

About Ailsa Russell

Dr Amita Jassi is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the National and Specialist OCD, BDD and Related Disorder Service for Children and Young People (South London and Maudsley NHS Trust). She lives in London, UK.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Autism and Adaptations to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. 2. Assessment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Autism. 3. CBT Phase 1: Building Blocks for Treatment. 4. CBT Phase 2: Understanding and Rating Anxiety. 5. CBT Phase 3: Exposure with Response Prevention. 6. CBT Phase 4: Relapse Prevention. 7. Useful Resources and Organisations.

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OCD and Autism: A Clinician's Guide to Adapting CBT by Ailsa Russell
Used - Very Good
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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