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Exposure therapy for OCD from an acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) framework
Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Michael P. Twohig, Utah State Universtiy
  • Jonathan S. Abramowitz, University of North Carolina
  • Ellen J. Bluett, Utah State University
  • Laura E. Fabricant, University of North Carolina
  • Ryan J. Jacoby, University of North Carolina
  • Kate L. Morrison, Utah State University
  • Lillian Reuman, University of North Carolina
  • Brooke M. Smith, Utah State University
Document Type
Article
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
1-1-2015
DOI
10.1016/j.jocrd.2014.12.007
Abstract

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.

Citation Information
Twohig, 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.