It is refreshing to have a new approach to therapy for OCDexplained so clearly, with due regard to the theoretical subtletyof the Inference-Based Approach (IBA) approach. This book is agame-changer in this area of work and is a model of what carefulresearch and evaluation can yield.
—Richard S. Hallam, Visiting Professor ofClinical Psychology, University of Greenwich, UK
The Inference-Based Approach (IBA) to the treatment ofObsessive-Compulsive Disorders presents a new and useful way toprovide an evidence-based intervention for OCD. This approach iscompatible with standard cognitive-behaviour therapy, but it adds afresh perspective with new emphases for clinicians and clientsalike. You will no doubt find it to be most interesting, and highlyuseful.
—Adam S. Radomsky, Associate Professor ofPsychology, Concordia University, Canada
The Inference-Based Approach (IBA) has transformed the treatmentof OCD in my private practice. This finely detailed treatmentmanual will now give clinicians – and their clients –access to the most innovative horizons of OCD clinical research andpractice.
—Bob Safion, LMHC PrivatePractitioner, Anxiety Treatments, Massachusetts, USA
Building on a solid empirical and philosophical foundation,O’Connor and Aardema have written the definitive, practicalguide to inference-based therapy for OCD for the practicingclinician that the field has been waiting for.
—Gary Brown, Research Director and Doctor inClinical Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London,UK
This is an excellent handbook on the Inference-Based Approach,the most viable and promising approach to OCD of the past tenyears. Based on firm research, the book is highly practical.The authors provide clear guidelines as to how therapists shoulddeal with the underlying thoughts of OCD patients. A must forclinicians and students.
—Paul Emmelkamp, Academy Professor,University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Recent findings have shown that OCD is primarily a reasoningproblem whereby people erroneously infer that there is a reason todoubt themselves despite their senses and common sense sayingotherwise. In the IBT model, the obsessional doubt is consideredthe source of OCD and the starting point for therapy.Inference-based therapy (IBT) offers an economical model effectivefor all OCD subtypes and is designed to help the person regainconfidence in a realistic appreciation of events and move away froman imaginary doubt.
Using cartoons and illustrations, as well as clinical examplesfrom the full range of OCD subtypes, this book is a fullyinteractive manual for clinicians, practitioners, and students. Thebook integrates theory and application, and pays special attentionto case management, detailing all stages from meeting the clientand explaining the approach, right through to terminating therapyand follow-up.