Treatment of kleptomania using cognitive and behavioral strategies
Carolynn S. Kohn: 0000-0002-2156-4898
Clinical Case Studies
Little research exists examining the treatment of kleptomania, particularly in men. This case study illustrates the treatment of a male client with kleptomania in which depression, suicidal ideation, and potential legal complications were present. Strategies included covert sensitization, behavioral chaining, problem solving, cognitive restructuring, and use of homework. On completion of treatment, symptoms of depression and kleptomania had decreased significantly. At 16-weekfollo w-up, the client reported continued remission of kleptomania and depressive symptoms. Treatment complications are discussed, and recommendations to clinicians are made.
Kohn, C. S.,
Antonuccio, D. A.
Treatment of kleptomania using cognitive and behavioral strategies.
Clinical Case Studies, 1(1), 25–38.