1. Introduction to Autism and Adaptations to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. 2. Assessment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Autism. 3. CBT Phase 1: Building Blocks for Treatment. 4. CBT Phase 2: Understanding and Rating Anxiety. 5. CBT Phase 3: Exposure with Response Prevention. 6. CBT Phase 4: Relapse Prevention. 7. Useful Resources and Organisations.
How to adapt CBT treatment for OCD in people with autism
Dr Amita Jassi is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the National and Specialist OCD, BDD and Related Disorder Service for Children and Young People (South London and Maudsley NHS Trust). She lives in Debenham, UK.
Drs. Russell, Jassi, and Johnston should be congratulated for
filling a critical gap in the literature by crafting an
evidence-based adaptation of cognitive-behavioral therapy for
supporting individuals with autism and co-occurring OCD. The text
is clear, informed by the latest scientific findings, and will
successfully disseminate established interventional approaches to
practicing clinicians. -- Eric Storch, Ph.D., McIngvale
Presidential Endowed Chair & Professor, Vice Chair & Head of
Psychology, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral
Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine
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. -- Dr Victoria Bream, Clinical Psychologist, Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.