Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be a very troublesome condition, and according to UK guidelines cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a treatment of choice for it. In this short and easy to read guide, the authors tell you about the CBT approach to OCD and how to use CBT methods to help yourself overcome it. The booklet is aimed at giving basic information about OCD and its treatment, to help you cope alone or as a supplement to treatment with a therapist.
David Westbrook was a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and former Director of OCTC. He has written or co-written some of our most popular booklets for patients, as well as a best-selling guide for clinicians.
Professor Paul Salkovskis is the Director of the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and Research, OHSPIC clinic and of the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre. He is also Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford. He is currently Editor of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, and on the editorial board of many international journals. He is Patron of several OCD and anxiety disorder charities. He has published over 400 articles and chapters on the understanding and treatment of psychological problems and anxiety disorders.
Norma Morrison was a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with OCTC and is now retired.
Dr Victoria Bream is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with OCTC and is the lead for the Oxford Health Specialist Psychological Intervention Centre (OHSPIC), an NHS national referral clinic for people with anxiety disorders, trauma and psychosis. She has contributed to numerous research publications and is a co-author of the self-help book ‘Break Free from OCD’, and the clinician guide ‘CBT for OCD’.