This article addresses the use of exposure therapy for OCD as informed by an acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) framework. The model on which ACT is based is covered, including its philosophy, basic research, targeted process of change, individual treatment components, and general manual. Specific suggestions for how to prepare, select, set up, and conclude exposure exercises from an ACT perspective are included and illustrated using the case of Monica as an example. Empirical support for this approach is briefly covered.
Exposure therapy for OCD from an acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) frameworkJournal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders
Citation InformationTwohig, M. P., Abramowitz, J. A., *Bluett, E. J., Fabricant, L., Jacoby, R. J., *Morrison, K. L., Reuman, L., & *Smith, B. (2015). Exposure therapy for OCD from an acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) framework. Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, 6, 168-7-173.