Six. The Vulnerable Self-Theme

  1. Kieron O'Connor and
  2. Frederick Aardema

Published Online: 1 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119960027.ch6

Clinician's Handbook for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Inference-Based Therapy

Clinician's Handbook for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Inference-Based Therapy

How to Cite

O'Connor, K. and Aardema, F. (2011) The Vulnerable Self-Theme, in Clinician's Handbook for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Inference-Based Therapy, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119960027.ch6

Author Information

  1. Fernand-Seguin Research Centre, Hôpital Louis-H. Lafontaine, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 NOV 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470684092

Online ISBN: 9781119960027

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Keywords:

  • vulnerable self-theme;
  • client's individual doubts, neutralization;
  • doubts, around the feared OCD self;
  • grouping up doubts, and common concerns;
  • lack or emptiness of self;
  • misplacing the self;
  • self-related OCD thoughts, actions;
  • feared self or feared identity;
  • detecting obsessional elements;
  • IBT benefit, self-theme being logical

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Vulnerable Self-Theme

  • Who Am I?

  • Misplacing the Self

  • A Selfless Doubt

  • Is that (really) You?

  • Joan's Theme

  • Detecting Obsessional Elements

  • Centreing Doubts Around the feared OCD self

  • Confused Selves

  • From Self-Theme to Self-Story

  • Dialogue Eliciting a Vulnerable Self-Theme