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Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is the forerunner of evidence-based practice and the treatment of choice for obsessive-compulsive disorder, through the identification of specific cognitive processes associated with the condition. Effectively identifying and targeting these processes is correlated with good outcome. Formulation is a platform for clinicians and patients to identifying the idiosyncratic cognitive processes. Training clinicians in formulation is therefore an essential part of delivering effective, evidence-based treatment. This paper will discuss the importance of formulation in cognitivebehaviour therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder and will argue that appropriate training is required in order to improve the outcome of CBT for OCD as well as to decrease relapse.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Psicoterapia Cognitiva e Comportamentale

Publication Date

01/12/2011

Volume

17

Pages

359 - 368