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Description - Trichotillomania: Therapist Guide by Douglas W. Woods

Trichotillomania (TTM) is a complex disorder that is difficult to treat as few effective therapeutic options exist. Behavior therapy has the greatest empirical support, but the number of mental health providers familiar with TTM and its treatment is quite small. This manual was written as a tool for therapists to become familiar with an effective treatment for TTM. The treatment approach described in this guide blends traditional behavior therapy elements of habit
reversal training and stimulus control techniques with the more contemporary behavioral elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Unlike traditional interventions that
aim to change type or frequency of pulling-related cognitions in the hopes of reducing urges to pull hair, this innovative program uses strategies to change the function of these cognitions. Clients are taught to see urges for what they really are and to accept their pulling-related thoughts, feelings, and urges without fighting against them. This is accomplished through discussions about the function of language and defusion exercises that show the client how to respond to thoughts about
pulling less literally. Over the course of 10 weeks, clients learn to be aware of their pulling and warning signals, use self-management strategies for stopping and preventing pulling, stop fighting
against their pulling-related urges and thoughts, and work toward increasing their quality of life. Self-monitoring and homework assignments keep clients motivated and engaged throughout. Designed to be used with older adolescents and adults, this innovative intervention has proven efficacy and is sure to be a powerful tool for the clinician who treats TTM.TreatmentsThatWork(TM) represents the gold standard of behavioral
healthcare interventions!BL All programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of researchBL A prestigious scientific advisory board, led by series Editor-In-Chief David H. Barlow, reviews
and evaluates each intervention to ensure that it meets the highest standard of evidence so you can be confident that you are using the most effective treatment available to dateBL Our books are reliable and effective and make it easy for you to provide your clients with the best care availableBL Our corresponding workbooks contain psychoeducational information, forms and worksheets, and homework assignments to keep clients engaged and motivatedBL A companion
website (www.oup.com/us/ttw) offers downloadable clinical tools and helpful resourcesBL Continuing Education (CE) Credits are now available on select titles in collaboration with
PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER)

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195336030
ISBN-10: 0195336038
Format: Paperback / softback
(254mm x 178mm x 7mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Douglas W. Woods

Douglas W. Woods is a professor and department head at Texas A&M University in the Psychology Department. Michael P. Twohig, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Combined Clinical, Counseling, School Ph.D. program in the Department of Psychology at Utah State University.

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