Stand up to your OCD The ACT Workbook for OCD combines evidence-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) with exposure and response prevention (ERP) for the most up-to-date, effective treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
If you're one of millions of people who suffer from OCD, you may experience obsessive, intrusive, or even disturbing thoughts. You may engage in compulsive or ritualistic behaviors, such as checking to make sure you've locked the front door, or endlessly washing your hands for fear of germs or contamination. And you may be tempted to give up if treatment just doesn't work for you.
Whether you've just received a diagnosis, or have suffered for years, this workbook can help. Using the powerful and proven-effective treatments in this guide, you'll learn what type of OCD you suffer from (such as harm OCD), how to identify the underlying mechanisms of your OCD, move through triggering incidents while staying present and connected to your values, be more aware and flexible, tolerate uncertainty, and commit to behaviors that ultimately allow you to lead a full, rewarding life. Once you realize what really matters to you, you'll find the motivation needed to start on the path to psychological well-being.
If you're ready to be courageous, take a risk, and stand up to your OCD symptoms, this workbook can help guide you, every step of the way.
Marisa T. Mazza, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and founder of choicetherapy psychological services, inc. She has utilized evidence-based treatments to help people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety for over fifteen years. She created and operates an individual therapy practice and intensive outpatient program in San Francisco, CA. Mazza and her team integrate evidence-based treatments--such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), exposure response and prevention (ERP), and compassion-focused therapy (CFT)--to assist adults and adolescents in changing their relationship with obsessions and compulsions in order to live vitally. She is on the board of OCD SF Bay Area (the International OCD Foundation's local affiliate), president of the San Francisco Bay Area Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and faculty in the department of education at the University of San Francisco. Foreword writer Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and researcher who has worked to improve the psychological well-being of children, teens, and families for more than twenty years. She is assistant professor at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital in the division of child and adolescent psychiatry, where she specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and OCD.