When exposures go wrong: troubleshooting guidelines for managing difficult scenarios that arise in exposure-based treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder.

@article{Pence2010WhenEG,
  title={When exposures go wrong: troubleshooting guidelines for managing difficult scenarios that arise in exposure-based treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder.},
  author={Steven L. Pence and Michael L. Sulkowski and Cary Jordan and Eric A. Storch},
  journal={American journal of psychotherapy},
  year={2010},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={
          39-53
        }
}
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with exposure and ritual prevention (ERP) is widely accepted as the most effective psychological treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). However, the extant literature and treatment manuals cannot fully address all the variations in client presentation, the diversity of ERP tasks, and how to negotiate the inevitable therapeutic challenges that may occur. Within this article, we attempt to address common difficulties encountered by therapists… CONTINUE READING