Title Cognitive Behavior Therapy for OCD in Youth
Subtitle A Step-by-Step Guide
Author Michael A. Tompkins, Daniela J. Owen, Nicole H. Shiloff, Litsa R. Tanner
ISBN 9781433831850
List price USD 49.99
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 288
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2020
Original publisher American Psychological Association
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
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“This evidence-based guide will teach you how to conduct therapy with youth who have OCD. It provides a modular structure for individualizing treatment, based on a cognitive conceptualization.”

—Judith S. Beck, PhD, President, Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Clinical Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


“Tompkins, Owen, Shiloff, and Tanner slam a home run with this book. They cover all the CBT bases for effective treatment of pediatric OCD. Ingenious techniques, clinical dialogues, and helpful resources make this inspired reading for any practitioner treating young patients with OCD.”

—Robert D. Friedberg, PhD, ABPP, Professor, Palo Alto University, Palo Alto, CA


“There are still too few clinicians adequately trained in the treatment of pediatric OCD. This book provides health care professionals with techniques for implementing evidence-based treatments like exposure and response prevention. Readers will also find guidance on promoting engagement, dealing with unexpected obstacles, and reducing family accommodation. I highly recommend this book to pediatric therapists seeking to develop their skills in OCD treatment and to OCD therapists looking to expand their practice to include youth.”

—C. Alec Pollard, PhD, Director, Center for OCD and Anxiety-Related Disorders, St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute, and Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which can cause significant impairment in personal, social, and academic contexts, affects nearly half a million children in the United States.

This step-by-step guide provides mental health professionals with an adaptable, evidence-based model that uses cognitive behavior therapy to treat pediatric OCD. The authors present well-tested, empirically-validated strategies that encourage clinical flexibility and creativity.

Chapters describe the nuts and bolts of assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment planning, as well as psychoeducation, pharmacotherapy, strategies for relapse prevention, and involving family members in treatment. Richly described case studies illustrate how core strategies can be effectively implemented with youth between the ages of 7 and 18.

A companion website provides downloadable handouts for clinical use, including worksheets and fact sheets for parents and guardians, exercises and games, and other tools and resources.




Chapter 1. Overview of Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder in Youth

Chapter 2. Modular CBT for Pediatric OCD



Chapter 3. Gathering Information

Chapter 4. Developing the Case Conceptualization and Treatment Plan



Chapter 5. Engaging Youth and Parents in the Treatment Approach

Chapter 6. Psychoeducation With Youth and Parents

Chapter 7. Working With the Family

Chapter 8. Implementing Graded Exposure and Response Prevention

Chapter 9. Developing and Implementing a Relapse Prevention Plan



Chapter 10. Structuring the Treatment

Chapter 11. Combining Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Pharmacotherapy

Chapter 12. Overcoming Obstacles


About the Authors

About the Authors:

Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP, is codirector of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, assistant clinical professor at the University of California–Berkeley, and board certified in behavioral and cognitive psychology. He is the author or coauthor of numerous articles and chapters on cognitive behavior therapy and related topics, as well as 10 books.

Dr. Tompkins serves on the advisory board of Magination Press, APA’s children’s press, and provides evidence-based treatments for adults, adolescents, and children.

Daniela J. Owen, PhD, is the assistant director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, and assistant clinical professor at the University of California–Berkeley. She is the coauthor of several peer-reviewed articles and chapters.

Dr. Owen has presented locally and nationally on evidence-based treatments for pediatric disorders.

Nicole H. Shiloff, PhD, is an adjunct clinical faculty member at Stanford University School of Medicine and diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She has a private practice in Menlo Park where she specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders in children, adolescents, and adults.

Litsa R. Tanner, MS, MFT, is a cofounder of the Santa Rosa Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Ms. Tanner specializes in the treatment of pediatric obsessive–compulsive disorder and obsessive–compulsive spectrum disorders.

Target Audience:

This book will be of interest to pediatric therapists seeking to develop their skills in OCD treatment and to OCD therapists looking to expand their practice to include youth.

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