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Book Title: What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD|
The author of the book: Dawn Huebner
ISBN 13: 9781591478058
Edition: Magination Press
Date of issue: January 1st 2007
Format files: PDF
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Many parents with children who worry obsessively think that OCD only applies to frequent concerns about germs (the obsession) and then washing hands all the time (the compulsion).
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is much more complex, and this book published by Magination Press does an excellent job of stepping parents and children through understanding this.
While chapter two of the book does include the hand-washing example—because it's so classic most likely—the graphic images and thought bubbles throughout the book show characters grappling with what-if questions, always/never limitations, pressures in the form of "I better do..." or "I need to...," as well as "should/must/ought" phrasing.
This is a workbook but I usually tell clients to possibly scan the pages or make photocopies so that the child can fill them out, draw, or color them at different times. By doing so and dating the papers your child produces, you may see improvement AND have something to take into your child's therapy session.
I like how the author educates about fight or flight responses, becoming aware of anxiety in one's own body, and then uses cognitive therapy to work on or challenge automatic thoughts.
Remember, the author reports that OCD always wants more and OCD is a slow learner, meaning this takes time. It may also take your child forming an alliance with a trusted therapist to guide you through these steps.
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Read information about the authorDawn Huebner, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxious children and their parents. She is the author of 8 books, including the bestselling What to Do When You Worry Too Much and more recent, Outsmarting Worry.
Dr. Huebner recognized the need for lively, easy-to-read take-home materials to help children practice the strategies they were learning in her office. She created a format effective for 6-12-year olds – the What to Do Guides for Kids - teaching complex psychological concepts using metaphors, language, and humor easily understood by children. Her newest book maintains her distinctive voice while adding a layer of detail and sophistication appreciated by older children and teens.
All of Dr. Huebner’s books echo her philosophy - that children can and should be taught to help themselves, and that they are capable of overcoming even stuck-seeming challenges.
Dr. Huebner’s books sell briskly around the world, and have been translated into 15 languages. She has been featured on the TODAY Show, CNN.com, WebMD and many other news and information outlets, and is frequently interviewed by popular parenting magazines. Dr. Huebner’s TEDx talk on Rethinking Anxiety has been viewed over 280,000 times.
Dr. Huebner enjoys hearing from readers. She is always at work on her next book...