Introducing Paradoxical Techniques to OCD Clients
by Reid Wilson

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Anxiety disorders expert Reid Wilson demonstrates his unique approach to tackling obsessive thinking that you can use to treat OCD’s most unyielding aspects and dramatically alter your clients’ relationships with anxiety.
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or OCD is notoriously hard to treat. Although for most psychological disorders, common factors such as the therapeutic alliance are more important than the particular approach, in the case of OCD there is substantial evidence that cognitive-behavioral approaches are the most effective treatments we currently have.

Watch renowned anxiety disorders expert Reid Wilson work with Bob, a client whose OCD is severely impacting and limiting his life. Although Reid’s approach is similar to the popular model of Exposure and Response Prevention, he presents a subtle but significant variation of ERP: rather than helping the client to tolerate the anxiety associated with OCD, he urges the client to move towards the anxiety, to want it. presents Mastery in Minutes

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Length of video: 0:25:35

English subtitles available

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-573-4

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-573-1

R. Reid Wilson, PhD is a licensed psychologist who directs the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina. He is also Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Wilson specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and is the author of Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks (Harper Perennial, 1996), Facing Panic: Self-Help for People with Panic Attacks (Anxiety Disorders Association of America, 2003), and is co-author with Edna Foa of Stop Obsessing! How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions (Bantam, 2001). Wilson served on the Board of Directors of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America for twelve years and was Program Chair of the National Conferences on Anxiety Disorders from 1988-1991. In 2014 The Anxiety and Depression Association of America honored Wilson for a lifetime of service in treating anxiety disorders, awarding him the Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Award at its annual conference in Chicago.

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