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Mr. and Mrs. Whyte’s Story

Mr. and Mrs. Whyte have a 14-year-old daughter, Jenny, who has been diagnosed with OCD. Jenny has been working with a CBT therapist for about six weeks now.

Mr. and Mrs. Whyte are feeling relieved that Jenny has found someone to help her, but they are extremely anxious about what lies ahead. Mr. Whyte is a leader in his field and used to being in control and informed about all relevant matters. However, with the recent diagnosis of his daughter he feels as though his whole world is on shaky ground. While it is hard for him to admit it, this is the first time he doesn’t have all the answers, and he blames himself for not being more available for Jenny in the past year. Mrs. Whyte is trying her best to manage Jenny’s frequent anger outbursts and excessive reassurance seeking, as well as her husband’s unusual irritability, but she is starting to feel as though she cannot manage it alone.