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The ACT Workbook for Teens with OCD: Unhook Yourself and Live Life to the Full

The ACT Workbook for Teens with OCD: Unhook Yourself and Live Life to the Full (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Ona, Patricia Zurita
Illustrated by Gardner, Louise
Foreword by Ralph, Stuart

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    15 Dec 19

This workbook is the first to use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for teens aged 12-18 struggling with OCD. It helps guide the reader to overcome compulsive and avoidant behaviours in everyday situations, with top tips, examples of other teens' experiences and lots of fun... read full description below.

ISBN 9781787750838
Barcode 9781787750838
Release Date 15 December 2019 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781787750838
ISBN-10 1787750833
Stock Release date is 15 December 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Imprint Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Release Date 15 December 2019
International Release Date 19 December 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Ona, Patricia Zurita
Illustrated by Gardner, Louise
Foreword by Ralph, Stuart
Category Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Mental Health Services
Coping With Personal Problems
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 173mm
Height: 246mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Obsessive-compulsive disorder - Juvenile literature, Obsessive-compulsive disorder in adolescence - Life skills guides - Juvenile literature - Patients
ONIX Text General/trade;Children/juvenile;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 616.8522700835
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This workbook, based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), teaches teens with OCD new skills to handle the stream of pesky obsessions that show up in their mind. It presents the Choice Point - a tool to help teens choose how to handle those tricky moments when dealing with unwanted thoughts. Chapter by chapter, teens learn powerful skills to unhook from their obsessions, including exposure exercises and strategies for accepting their emotions, and complete activities to help them overcome their compulsions, avoidant behaviors, and requests for accommodations. With real-life examples and tons of fun activities, this workbook shows that fears, worry and nervousness are a part of life and gives teens the skills to choose how to respond to their obsessions and move towards the stuff they really care about. Making applying ACT and ERP skills fun, it encourages them to face their fears and live life to the full.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Dr. Zurita Ona has crafted an impressive, easy-to-read, and extremely informative book to support adolescents with OCD. Following an ACT framework, concepts are clearly presented, evidence-based, and likely to be of great help. -- Eric Storch, Ph.D. McIngvale Presidential Endowed Chair & Professor, Vice Chair & Head of Psychology, Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Patricia Zurita Ona is a clinical psychologist. She has written several books on emotional disorders and is based in California, USA. Louise Gardner is an illustrator, also known as 'ACT Auntie', who combines her love of art with ACT. She is based in Somerset, UK.

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