"This is a rare and wondrous book, clearly demonstrating that March and Mulle both know their subject and love their patients. The manual provides everything one needs to learn and do effective cognitive-behavioral therapy with children and adolescents with OCD, from theory to practical techniques to managing wrinkles and pitfalls in treatment. These strong collaborators and gifted writers have produced a work that ranks with the classics of the field. It is a 'must read' for clinicians working with child and adolescent OCD clients." --John H. Greist, MD, Distinguished Senior Scientist, Dean Foundation, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Medical School
"This long-awaited guide builds upon proven cognitive-behavioral techniques to provide clinical strategies and metaphors designed specifically for young OCD sufferers. Balancing their programmatic treatment description with helpful anecdotes and explanations of key techniques, March and Mulle have produced a model treatment manual. Clinicians treating even one child with OCD symptoms should read this book." --Lee Baer, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; author of Getting Control: Overcoming Your Obsessions and Compulsions
"A comprehensive, state-of-the-art (and science) resource....The authors adopt a developmentally sensitive approach and provide helpful hints for tailoring each session to meet the needs of children and adolescents. The book is well organized, and the authors use clear and nontechnical language; this makes the text accessible to practitioners of various theoretical backgrounds and various levels of expertise. Overall, this book not only provides a wealth of up-to-date information on OCD to practitioners but significantly advances the field by presenting a model treatment program for a disorder that challenges even the best child clinician."
(Journal of Clinical Child Psychology
"The book is written in a clear, straightforward, and organized style consistent with the treatment approach. It is really much more than a treatment manual, and it avoids the dry tone inherent in many treatment manuals....A highly informative and pragmatic how-to resource for a comprehensive, empirically supported cognitive-behavioral approach for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder....The book is likely to be very helpful to child therapist trainees, child mental health clinicians, and clinical supervisors interested in an effective treatment approach for children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder."
"This is an excellent volume....To the clinician, March and Mulle offer a clinically sensitive, highly applicable, evidence-based treatment approach to pediatric OCD. In doing so they generously extend the hope of recovery to the many children and their loved ones whose lives are so tragically altered by this debilitating disorder."
(Journal of Psychotherapy Practice and Research
"March and Mulle demonstrate that extensive clinical experience combined with systematic experimentation can lead to treatment manuals that successfully integrate both structure and flexibility. Their manual addresses the needs of both scientists and practitioners for developmentally sensitive treatments, in this instance, for children and adolescents with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)....Unlike manuals correctly criticized for ignoring theory for the sake of technique, this manual emphasizes the importance of mastering the concepts underlying in the treatment as well as the techniques themselves. To aid understanding of key concepts, a table is provided that lists and explains important cognitive-behavioral terminology. Throughout, treatment-specific principles, such as externalizing OCD, are recurring themes."
(Child and Family Behavior Therapy
"In an era when psychiatrists and mental health professionals increasingly are being pushed to medicate problems away quickly, it is a pleasure to read a book about a practical, proven psychotherapeutic approach to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in youth. It is even more enjoyable since a leading child and adolescent psychopharmacologist is co-author. This book is an excellent illustration of thoughtful and skillful integration of effective treatments based on demonstrated outcomes....The book includes plenty of practical advice and clinical wisdom."