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Getting Over OCD: A 10-Step Workbook for Taking Back Your Life (Guilford Self-Help Workbook) 0th Edition
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Now if you'll excuse me, I've some rituals to do, for tomorrow is a new day, full of opportunities for gradual exposure and a lot of discomfort. :) Best of luck to you all.
Overall, based on my experiences form 30 years of practice as a clinical psychologist,and given the following caveats, I strongly recommend consideration of Dr. Abramowitz's workbook as a worthwhile resource in the treatment of OCD.
The concerns and reservations that I do have about this treatment manual are those that I hold in general about the use of do-it-yourself mental health work books:
1. Self-help books, used in isolation, are difficult to effectively read and digest in their entirety, especially in focusing on the parts most applicable and beneficial to one-self. "Taking back your life" minimizes how truly difficult it is to cope with having OCD and to effectively change and then maintain the change.
Ask yourself, "Do I really have the time, motivation and persistence to slowly and thoughtfully work my way through the book and persevere in its application? Consider obtaining assistance and support from an experienced and informed psychologist, and to incorporate the present workbook in this situation.
2. As a mental health professional, will you really read, study and become familiar with the workbook in its entirety?Read more ›
I've had OCD for over twenty years and this workbook has helped me tremendously. I recommend it highly whether you go it alone or with a therapist.
I'm on step 6. I plan on finishing, but step 6 is when you really face your anxiety (exposure). Phew...I'm going to do this :) I would really recommend that you go through this book with a professional, though, like the author suggests. I don't think it would have helped as much without my counselor. I give this four stars because I haven't finished the book...but that's because of my own personal issues and not really the books fault. (You've got to do the work!) Even if you can't get a therapist, I would recommend this book to anyone who feels like they might be ocd. If anything, it will just validate that you really do have a problem and that you aren't crazy. For that reason, this book has greatly improved my life.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book includes very handy tools for patients that can be applied by clinicians in their practice with clients that suffer from OCD!!Published 1 month ago by M. Marroquin
purchased as a gift for someone; they reported it was a good resource.Published 6 months ago by Annette Calder
An excellent, straight forward, thorough, and practical self-help guide for individuals with OCD from a renowned expert in the field. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Michelle Gryczkowski
This book was excellent for a family with sporadic access to mental health care, and had a teenager in crisis!Published 17 months ago by Cheryl Kelley
This book gave me more compassion and understanding about OCD. I have several family members who have this OCD, and I have learned how to be with them, and work with them without... Read morePublished 22 months ago by P. Mann
Although I would have liked a different approach and solution or solutions,If self-help is for you then this is it. Read morePublished on February 11, 2014 by Jose Lopez