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dc.contributor.authorMiller, Devin
dc.description.abstractSome individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have histories of childhood traumatic experiences (CTEs). Historically, there has been relatively little focus on developmental and interpersonal factors in OCD, which are relevant in examining CTEs. Cognitive, core belief, emotion regulation, and self-concept factors have been found to mediate the CTE-OCD link, but no conclusions about causality have been possible from studies to date. Importantly, treatment resistance to first-line cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is common in OCD, and poor treatment outcomes may occur as a result of negative cognitive schemas derived from CTEs. Accordingly, in this capstone, I ask: What does recent research have to say about the association between CTEs and OCD and the resulting implications for addressing treatment-resistance? Schema therapy (ST), a multimodal approach that combines experiential, cognitive-behavioural, and developmental perspectives, has been identified as a promising candidate for addressing both CTEs and OCD in parallel. By highlighting an OCD case conceptualization through a schema theory lens, I show that ST is a practical modality to explore for individuals who have failed to respond to CBT.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
dc.subjectObsessive-compulsive disorderen_US
dc.subjectChildhood traumatic experiencesen_US
dc.subjectAttachment traumaen_US
dc.subjectSchema therapyen_US
dc.subjectEarly maladaptive schemasen_US
dc.titleDevelopmental Trauma in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorderen_US
dc.typeCapstoneen_US University of Seattleen_US of Counsellingen_US
cityu.schoolSchool of Health and Social Sciencesen_US
cityu.siteVancouver, BCen_US

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