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The Reassurance Trap

Living with Uncertainly

Martin Seif, Sally Winston • 10/9/2020

By Martin Seif and Sally Winston - We can’t guarantee certainty about anything, really. But some of us become haunted by needing to know for sure. We call this unrelenting need the Reassurance Trap. Here's a strategy for getting out of it.

Daily Blog
Copyright:
3/24/2019
Authors:
MARTIN N. SEIF, PH.D.
 
SALLY WINSTON, PSY.D.
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NOS096057
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$119.99 USD
Copyright:
3/22/2019
Authors:
MARTIN N. SEIF, PH.D.
 
SALLY WINSTON, PSY.D.
Product:
NOS096012
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$59.99 USD

Treating OCD Without Co-Compulsing

When Traditional Therapy Won't Work

Martin Seif, Sally Winston • 7/8/2016

By Martin Seif and Sally Winston - It’s now clear that much of what therapists do for people suffering from OCD actually worsens the problem. Providing empathic reassurance, rational disputation, and coping skills to manage anxiety only serves to refuel the obsession. So how do you avoid the dead end of co-compulsing with your clients?

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Upside-Down Psychotherapy

Breaking the Rules with Our OCD Clients

Martin Seif, Sally Winston • 6/30/2016

It’s now clear that much of what therapists do for people suffering from OCD actually worsens the problem. Providing empathic reassurance, rational disputation, and coping skills to manage anxiety only serves to refuel the obsession. So how do you avoid the dead end of co-compulsing with your clients?

Magazine Article

In Consultation

The Many Guises of OCD

Martin Seif, Sally Winston • 11/12/2014

Enduring recovery from obsessive compulsive disorder means riding out the demands of an inner bully.


Magazine Article
Get More Positive Outcomes from Paradoxical Approaches
Copyright:
1/1/2013
Authors:
REID WILSON, PH.D.
 
DAVID D. BURNS, M.D
 
MARTIN N. SEIF, PH.D.
 
SALLY WINSTON, PSY.D.
 
LYNN LYONS, LICSW
Product:
NRC095866
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Copyright:
3/24/2019
Authors:
MARTIN N. SEIF, PH.D.
 
SALLY WINSTON, PSY.D.
Product:
NOS096057
Type:
$119.99 USD
Copyright:
3/22/2019
Authors:
MARTIN N. SEIF, PH.D.
 
SALLY WINSTON, PSY.D.
Product:
NOS096012
Type:
$59.99 USD
Get More Positive Outcomes from Paradoxical Approaches
Copyright:
1/1/2013
Authors:
REID WILSON, PH.D.
 
DAVID D. BURNS, M.D
 
MARTIN N. SEIF, PH.D.
 
SALLY WINSTON, PSY.D.
 
LYNN LYONS, LICSW
Product:
NRC095866
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The Reassurance Trap

Living with Uncertainly

Martin Seif, Sally Winston • 10/9/2020

By Martin Seif and Sally Winston - We can’t guarantee certainty about anything, really. But some of us become haunted by needing to know for sure. We call this unrelenting need the Reassurance Trap. Here's a strategy for getting out of it.

Daily Blog

Treating OCD Without Co-Compulsing

When Traditional Therapy Won't Work

Martin Seif, Sally Winston • 7/8/2016

By Martin Seif and Sally Winston - It’s now clear that much of what therapists do for people suffering from OCD actually worsens the problem. Providing empathic reassurance, rational disputation, and coping skills to manage anxiety only serves to refuel the obsession. So how do you avoid the dead end of co-compulsing with your clients?

Daily Blog
Page 1 of 1 (2 Items)

Upside-Down Psychotherapy

Breaking the Rules with Our OCD Clients

Martin Seif, Sally Winston • 6/30/2016

It’s now clear that much of what therapists do for people suffering from OCD actually worsens the problem. Providing empathic reassurance, rational disputation, and coping skills to manage anxiety only serves to refuel the obsession. So how do you avoid the dead end of co-compulsing with your clients?

Magazine Article

In Consultation

The Many Guises of OCD

Martin Seif, Sally Winston • 11/12/2014

Enduring recovery from obsessive compulsive disorder means riding out the demands of an inner bully.


Magazine Article
Page 1 of 1 (2 Items)
Sally Winston, PsyD, is coauthor of What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Anxiety Disorders, Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts, and The Reassurance Trap.