When Exposures Go Right: Effective Exposure-based Treatment For Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

Title

When Exposures Go Right: Effective Exposure-based Treatment For Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

Creator

Jordan C; Reid A M; Guzick A G; Simmons J; Sulkowski M L

Publisher

Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy

Date

2017
2017-03

Description

Cognitive behavioral therapy with exposure and response prevention (CBT-E/RP) is the first-line treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Several CBT-E/RP treatment manuals exist, yet clinicians still struggle to implement this evidence-based form of therapy. This article aims to help clinicians implement exposure-based treatment for OCD by providing practical treatment-enhancing strategies. In particular, literature and treatment recommendations related to effective hierarchy formation, strategic exposure design, and optimal exposure implementation is reviewed. Clinical case examples are provided throughout the paper to illustrate important principles, concepts, and recommendations. This paper aims to enhance the delivery of CBT-E/RP and address common questions and concerns that both new and advanced clinicians encounter when learning and applying this form of psychotherapy. Improving the integrity of CBT-E/RP delivery can improve therapeutic outcomes, patient compliance, and successful treatment completion.

Subject

alliance; anxiety disorders; Clinical recommendations; cognitive-behavior therapy; Evidence-based treatment; Exposure-based therapy; fear; metaanalysis; OCD; OCD; prevention; Psychology; Psychology; Psychotherapy; youth

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Pages

31-39

Issue

1

Volume

47

Citation

Jordan C; Reid A M; Guzick A G; Simmons J; Sulkowski M L, “When Exposures Go Right: Effective Exposure-based Treatment For Obsessive-compulsive Disorder,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 14, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/10378.

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