Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

A Treatment Manual

Sabine Wilhelm, Katharine A. Phillips, and Gail Steketee

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December 18, 2012
ISBN 9781462507900
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324 Pages
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“A very well-structured and comprehensive cognitive behavioral manual for the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder in adults. The level of step-by-step detail that is provided on session structure and content make it a very useful guide for less experienced therapists, while the organizational clarity of the manual makes it an accessible reference resource for the more experienced therapist. One of the very nice features of the manual is the generous supply of clearly indexed questionnaires, information sheets and therapy forms for use in assessment and treatment. Another is that standard aspects of cognitive therapy are helpfully adapted for specific use in the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder….This is a highly readable and very well-resourced manual, written by a very experienced authorship.”

Journal of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy


“BDD entails substantial suffering and requires skilled therapeutic intervention. This unique treatment manual lives up to the stellar reputations of Wilhelm, Phillips, and Steketee. Their systematic treatment is science based, clinically informed, and practitioner friendly. The manual is generous in its provision of reproducible handouts and assessment tools, and it wisely guides therapy that is tailored to the individual client’s needs.”

—Thomas F. Cash, PhD, Department of Psychology (Emeritus), Old Dominion University


“Wilhelm, Phillips, and Steketee are among a small handful of internationally recognized authorities on the etiology and treatment of BDD and related conditions. It is next to impossible to think of a better qualified group of authors for this definitive treatment manual.”

—David B. Sarwer, PhD, Departments of Psychiatry and Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


“BDD is a common and often crippling psychiatric disorder, yet too frequently it is not diagnosed or not competently treated. This book fills a critical niche by providing concrete, hands-on guidance for conducting state-of-the-art cognitive-behavioral therapy for BDD. The guidelines in this book will be accessible and useful for a wide range of readers, from students just beginning their training in behavioral therapies to seasoned professionals who are already experienced with BDD. An invaluable addition to the field.”

—Harrison G. Pope Jr., MD, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


“This essential, richly detailed guide is written at a level of specificity that will enable even the clinician new to working with BDD to be comfortable implementing the strategies. The manual also provides a concise review of the scientific basis for the approach. All clinicians who treat patients with BDD or other clinically meaningful body image disturbances now have a go-to guide to add to their clinical bookshelves.”

—J. Kevin Thompson, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of South Florida


“Helping patients accept that their problem is psychological rather than medical is a daunting prospect that is at the heart of treatment for BDD. This book encapsulates the wisdom from extensive clinical experience. It provides the therapist with an evidence-based map for navigating the challenges of this disorder, and has relevance for treating other obsessive-compulsive problems as well.”

—Janet Treasure, PhD, FRCP, FRCPsych, Director, Eating Disorders Research Unit, Kings College London, United Kingdom