Clinician’s Guide to Severe Hoarding

Tompkins, M. A. (2014). Clinician’s guide to severe hoarding: A harm reduction approach. New York: Springer Publications. The cat lady. The couple who won't let anyone in their apartment. The old man with all that junk in his yard. Their severe hoarding puts them, and often others, at risk for injury, disease, [...]

Daring to Challenge OCD

Daring to challenge OCD: Overcome your fear of treatment & take control of your life using exposure & response prevention. 2014 New Harbinger. By Dr. Joan Davidson If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you may suffer from obsessive thoughts and anxiety, and use compulsions to alleviate your distress. You know, more than [...]

The Transdiagnostic Road Map to Case Formulation and Treatment Planning

The Transdiagnostic road map to case formulation and treatment planning: Practical guidance for clinical decision making. 2014 New Harbinger. By Dr. Joan Davidson Transdiagnostic treatment is the future of psychology. Mounting evidence shows that moving beyond treatment protocols that focus on a singular diagnosis and toward transdiagnostic approaches that target psychological mechanisms [...]

Anxiety and Avoidance

Tompkins, M. A. (2013). Anxiety and avoidance: A universal treatment for anxiety, panic, and fear. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications. Do you suffer from panic, anxiety, and fear in your day-to-day life? Do you often avoid social situations, activities like driving, or even going to the store because of a fear of [...]

OCD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

Tompkins, M. A. (2012). OCD: A guide for the newly diagnosed. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications. When someone is diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), chances are they've been living with the symptoms for a long time. People with OCD may have long felt embarrassed by their thoughts and behaviors, which may include [...]

My Anxious Mind

Tompkins, M. A., & Martinez, K. A. (2009). My anxious mind: A teen’s guide to managing anxiety and panic. Washington, DC: Magination Press/American Psychological Association. Can you spare 30 minutes to feel less anxious? Go ahead. Think about how your life would be different if you were less anxious. What would change? [...]

Digging Out

Tompkins, M. A., & Hartl, T. L. (2009). Digging out: Helping your loved one manage clutter, hoarding, and compulsive acquiring. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications. Many people who hoard understand the extent of their problem and are open to help. This book is not for them. Digging Out is for the concerned [...]

Using Homework in Psychotherapy

Tompkins, M. A. (2004). Using homework in psychotherapy: Strategies, guidelines, and forms.  New York, NY:  Guilford Press. A step-by-step guide for therapists who want to start implementing homework or to increase the effectiveness of assignments, this hands-on book is ideal for clinicians from any theoretical orientation. Presented are creative strategies for developing [...]

Essential Components of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Depression

Essential components of cognitive-behavior therapy for depression. APA. 2001. By, Dr. Jackie Persons, Michael A. Tompkins, Joan Davison. Jacqueline B. Persons, one of the leaders in cognitive–behavior therapy today, joins with colleagues to take readers on a thorough, expert tour of the essential components of cognitive–behavior therapy for depression. Throughout, Dr. Persons [...]