OCD and Autism

£17.99

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.

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OCD and Autism
By Amita Jassi, Kate Johnston and Ailsa Russell

Book Synopsis
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.

Dr Victoria Bream, Clinical Psychologist, Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
“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.”

Product details
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (21 Jan. 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 178592379X
Product Dimensions:  15.2 x 0.84 x 22.9 cm