Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a modern form of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with growing support for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). We present a case wherein a client presented with scrupulosity-related OCD. We briefly review scrupulosity, explain the theory behind ACT, and present a case, the treatment process, and desired outcomes. Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is described from an ACT perspective and discussed as an option for people with OCD who may be reluctant to engage in more traditional forms of ERP.
Eric B. Lee, Clarissa W. Ong, Woolee An, and Michael P. Twohig (2018). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for a Case of Scrupulosity-Related Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic: Vol. 82, Special Issue: Novel Approaches to the Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, pp. 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1521/bumc.2018.82.4.407