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Implementation of the CBT efficiency in treating DOC patients with the Self Mirroring Therapy: a case report
Journal Title: QUADERNI DI PSICOTERAPIA COGNITIVA 
Author/s: Piergiuseppe Vinai, Maurizio Speciale, Michela Alibrandi 
Year:  2016 Issue: 38 Language: Italian 
Pages:  10 Pg. 107-116 FullText PDF:  91 KB
DOI:  10.3280/QPC2016-038008
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Cognitive behavior therapy have been proved to be the most efficient psycotherapeutic treatment for the obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) with remission rate variating from the 38 to the 50% of the cases. One of the main difficulties encountered while treating OCD patients, it is the difficulty of this subject to recognize and deal whit their emotions. Avalid support to the treatment, it’s the integration of the usual validated protocol with the Self Mirroring Therapy (SMT). This paper reports the clinical case of Marta, a 35 years old woman with obsessive compulsive disorder and treated with the "Cognitive Model of the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder" (Mancini, 2004), combined with the SMT. The therapy has been structured in five different stages, during which the different aspects of the disorder has been treated trough video registration of ABC. After six month from the end of the treatment, signs of the disorder were impossible to find in the patient behavior, who eventually allowed herself to listen her emotions and to accept herself the way she is, whit all her faults and defect.
Keywords: Self Mirroring Therapy, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Mirror Neurons, Alexithymia Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Piergiuseppe Vinai, Maurizio Speciale, Michela Alibrandi, Implementation of the CBT efficiency in treating DOC patients with the Self Mirroring Therapy: a case report in "QUADERNI DI PSICOTERAPIA COGNITIVA" 38/2016, pp. 107-116, DOI:10.3280/QPC2016-038008

   

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