Bruce M. Hyman, PhD, LCSW, is a cognitive behavioral therapist in private practice in Hollywood, FL, and has been the director of the OCD Resource Center of Florida (www.ocdhope.com) since 1991. He specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of adults and children with OCD, OCD spectrum disorders, and anxiety disorders, and is coauthor of Coping with OCD.
Cherry Pedrick, RN, is a registered nurse and freelance writer in the greater Seattle, WA, area. She is coauthor of Loving Someone with OCD, Helping Your Child with OCD, The Habit Change Workbook, The BDD Workbook, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Anxiety Disorders.
"A wealth of information and real help for people with OCD and
their families! The OCD Workbook is a great resource that is
practical and easy to understand, with the latest updates and
effective step-by-step strategies."
--Aureen Pinto Wagner, Ph.D., author of Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children's Book About OCD, What to Do When Your Child Has OCD, and Treatment of OCD in Children and Adolescents
"Bruce Hyman and Cherry Pedrick's updated and expanded version
of their classic, The OCD Workbook, is one of the best
self-help books on OCD. Many sections have been expanded and new
ones added. Readers will find up-to-date information on their own
particular OCD concerns and how to conquer them."
--Bruce Mansbridge, Ph.D., author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Conquering Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior and clinical assistant professor of psychology at the University of Texas, Austin
"More than just a workbook, this work by Hyman and Pedrick
defines and demystifies obsessive-compulsive disorder. In addition,
it offers therapists and patients a highly specific and useful
treatment program. The OCD Workbook should be an important
addition to your collection of OCD treatment literature."
--Robert H. Ackerman, MSW, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn
"There has long been a need for a workbook that puts concrete
instructions for doing therapy directly into the hands of people
with OCD and their families. Hyman and Pedrick have admirably
filled that need in this book. The OCD Workbook provides
critically important practical information on how to overcome a
wide variety of OCD symptoms."
--Jeffrey M. Schwartz, MD, research professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of Brain Lock and The Mind and the Brain
"This book is exceptional in that it has practical benefits for
both obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) sufferers and for
clinicians. For sufferers, it serves as a self-help treatment guide
for understanding the disorder and using proven treatment
techniques to bring about symptom reduction. For clinicians, it
serves as a treatment manual that can assist in making the initial
diagnosis, identifying the particular OCD subtype, and developing a
successful treatment plan."
--Paul R. Munford, Ph.D., director of the intensive outpatient treatment program at the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center for OCD and Anxiety in San Rafael, CA, author of Overcoming Compulsive Washing
"This is an excellently organized, self-directed program to
assist sufferers of OCD. The examples of cognitive behavioral
treatment components for adults and children with OCD are very
comprehensive. Parents and family will find support and assistance
in breaking the patterns of enabling, and therapists will be able
to implement behavioral assignments that will decrease OCD
--Blanche Freund, adjunct professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Miami School of Medicine
"While there are many self-help books for OCD sufferers, there
are few that are of the same caliber, in terms of completeness and
usefulness, as Hyman and Pedrick's The OCD Workbook. This
is a first-rate resource for those seeking to recover their lives
from this torturous disorder."
--Fred Penzel, Ph.D., licensed psychologist and executive director of Western Suffolk Psychological Services in Huntington, NY, and author of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
"This book offers a clear explanation of the modern treatment of
OCD. I personally expect to recommend it to many of my OCD
patients. It contains clear, step-by-step procedures for exposure
and ritual prevention that are fundamental parts of what we know to
be the most powerful treatment for OCD. In addition, I was pleased
to find step-by-step procedures and examples of how to use
cutting-edge cognitive techniques. The book offers clear
suggestions for working with a variety of forms of OCD, including
scrupulosity, hit and run, and hoarding problems. This book should
be helpful to people who need to do self-directed treatment as well
as to therapists who can use the examples and steps to treat OCD
--James M. Claiborn, Ph.D., ABPP, psychologist and member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation