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The Hair Pulling Habit and You
The Hair Pulling Habit and You


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A workbook designed specifically for children and teens who suffer from trichotillomania, as well as their parents and therapists. Written in plain common-sense language, it allows each user to tailor a recovery program to his or her own needs. The information is easy to understand for children, and is based upon the latest understandings of trichotillomania. This book is a MUST-READ for anyone working with children affected by this disorder.

By following the program designed in this book, you will learn:
-Important information about the complex nature of trichotillomania
-How to design an effective treatment plan that addresses the individuals unique needs
-Powerful strategies that can help people resist the urge to pull out their hair.

Ruth Goldfinger Golomb, LCPC, is a senior clinician, supervisor, and a director of the doctoral training program at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, where she has worked since the mid 1980's. Ms. Golomb specializes in treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adults. She has conducted numerous workshops and seminars, and participated as an expert in panel discussions covering many topics including Tourette Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Trichotillomania, and managing anxiety disorders in the classroom. In addition to publishing articles for professional journals and newsletters, Ms Golomb is an author of "The Hair Pulling 'Habit' and You: How to Solve the Trichotillomania Puzzle" a book describing the comprehensive treatment of trichotillomania in children and “Stay Out of My Hair”, a book designed to educate, guide, and support parents of children with trichotillomania. Ms. Golomb is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for The Trichotillomania Learning Center.

Sherrie Mansfield Vavrichek, LCSW-C, is a clinical social worker who has been a therapist at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington since 1990. She has extensive experience working with adults, teens, and children with a variety of difficulties, including anxiety disorders and body focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs). Over the years Ms. Vavrichek has lectured and conducted workshops at the national level for individuals, families, and professionals on topics related to BRFBs. She has also written numerous articles and is the co-author of The Hair Pulling “Habit” and You: How to Solve the Trichotillomania Puzzle, a treatment guide for young people with BFRBs, their parents, and their therapists.

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