Below are a list of publications, books, videos, movies, podcasts, and other helpful websites that may be of help to you or a loved one dealing with OCD.  This list has been compiled by Celin over the years.  She has found these resources helpful in her own work with clients.  Some of the resources in this list have also been recommended by clients who have found them helpful.  



Yap, K., Mogan, C., Moriarty, A., Dowling, N., Blair West, S., Gelgec, C., & Moulding, R. (2017). Emotion Regulation Difficulties in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychology, doi: 10.1002/jclp.22553

The Role of a GP in dealing with OCD - by the Royal Australian College of Practitioners


Listen to Celin on the Potential Psychology Podcast discussing all things fears, phobias and OCD. Follow the link here to the Podcast.


Getting over OCD: A 10-Step Workbook for taking back your life - 2nd Edition by Dr Jonathan S. Abramowitz. A self-help book for adults with OCD.

Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Personalised Recovery Program for living with Uncertainty by Jonathan Greyson, A self-help book for adults.

Overcoming OCD. A Journey to Recovery by Janet Singer with Seth J. Gilihan - A mother's account of her son's treatment with OCD.

Daring to Challenge OCD by Joan Davidson - A self-help book for adults which answers some frequently asked questions about recovery from OCD.

What to do when your Brain gets Stuck: A kid's guide to overcoming OCD by Dawn Huber - A self-help book for children..

I Just Want to be Me: Building Resilience in Young People by Timothy Bowden and Sandra Bowden - A therapeutic story about managing unhelpful thoughts and feelings.

Helping Your Child with OCD: A Workbook for Parents of Children with OCD by Lee Fitzgibbons and Charlene Pedrick.

Danger Ideation Reduction Therapy (DIRT) for Obsessive Compulsive Washers: A Comprehensive Guide to Treatment by St Clare, Menzies, and Jones.

Danger Ideation Reduction Therapy (DIRT) for Obsessive Compulsive Checkers: A Comprehensive Guide to Treatment by Vaccaro, Jones, Menzies, and St Clare.

Without Doubt! An illustrated therapeutic story for children with OCD - by Golfo Liamaki


videos and movies

Unstuck - A film about children and teens living with OCD

You Probably don't have OCD - and this is WhyA You Tube video on OCD and why it's a debilitating condition not just a quirk that someone has.

Managing Stress Pt. 1 - A You Tube Video by Dr Celin Gelgec

Managing Stress Pt. 2 - A You Tube Video by Dr Celin Gelgec

Why Change is Effortful - A You Tube Video by Dr Celin Gelgec that explores the reasons for why changing behaviour is difficult.

How to Manage that Overwhelming Feeling of Stress and Anxiety - Dr Celin Gelgec shares a quick technique on slowing down anxiety.

What is Existential OCD? - Dr Phillipson discusses the phenomena of existential OCD.


other helpful websites and Organisations

Anxiety Recovery Centre of Victoria

Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia - PANDA


OC Foundation 

OCD Centre of LA

SANE Australia

Beyond Blue - OCD - OCD

Kids Helpline