Recognizing Ambivalence When Treating Hoarding Disorder

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Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP

Co-Director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

 

Ambivalence – and a great deal of it – is a typical feature of hoarding disorder. Even clients who seek treatment for this debilitating condition bring considerable ambivalence to the goals and tasks of the […]

January 6th, 2018|From OCD to Anxiety, Partner Perspectives|

Does My Loved One Have Hoarding Disorder (HD)?

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Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP

Co-Director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

 

The visible signs that a loved one has Hoarding Disorder (HD) can, in some cases, be pretty obvious.  It’s difficult to walk through rooms in your loved one’s home because of the large number possessions. […]

December 16th, 2017|From OCD to Anxiety, Partner Perspectives|

Cognitive-Behavior Therapy and Harm Reduction for Hoarding Disorder

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Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP

Co-Director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

 

Hoarding disorder (HD) is a complex condition that affects approximately two to five percent of the population. Hoarding disorder is included in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM5) […]

December 1st, 2017|From OCD to Anxiety, Partner Perspectives|

Addressing Family Accommodation in the Treatment of Pediatric Anxiety and OCD

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Emily Berner, MFT

Partner, San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

As a clinician specializing in the treatment of pediatric anxiety and OCD, I am very fortunate to have access to so many effective interventions designed to treat the children suffering from these disorders. However, as anyone who works with […]

September 30th, 2017|From OCD to Anxiety, Partner Perspectives|

Responding to Ambivalence in People Who Hoard

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Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP

Co-Director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

Ambivalence – and a great deal of it – is a typical feature of hoarding disorder. Given the considerable ambivalence of most clients with this condition, clinicians want to take care to avoid inadvertently shutting […]

September 1st, 2017|Partner Perspectives|

Sleep Hack

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Monique Thompson, PsyD

Partner, San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

 

Sleep Hacks to Improve the Important Things in Life

We hear a lot about “life hacks,” simple things that we can do to improve our lives. Research shows that the #1 life hack is better sleep. Better sleep improves your […]

August 4th, 2017|Sleep Sense|

Handling Poor Treatment Response with Adolescents

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Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP

Co-Director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

Psychotherapy with adolescents is a difficult proposition. Research suggests that adolescents do not do as well as adults in psychotherapy and that they tend to dropout or refuse treatment more often. The cognitive-behavioral […]

July 25th, 2017|Partner Perspectives|

Little Worriers

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Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP

Co-Director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

Worries and fears are a typical part of early childhood. Most children outgrow their fears with little or no impact on their social, emotional, or intellectual development. Little worriers, on the other hand, […]

July 25th, 2017|Kid Korner, Partner Perspectives|

Harnessing Your Attention: A Powerful Tool in Your Parenting Toolkit

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Emily Berner, MFT

Partner, San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

When listening to parents describe their child’s challenging behaviors, one of the first questions I ask is, “how do you respond to that behavior?” This is because the way parents respond to their child’s behavior has a […]

June 12th, 2017|Kid Korner|

How to Survive Finals: Tips for being prepared and coping well with the intensity of finals

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Daniela Owen, PsyD

Partner, San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

Finals time of year can be intense. Let’s be honest, for many students, it is the most stressful time of the year. Here are some tips that can help finals-takers with managing time, managing stress, and having a successful […]

May 26th, 2017|Teen Topics|