what to expect from a clinician who treats ocd
YOU CAN EXPECT YOUR THERAPIST TO…
Have a practice made up primarily of clients with OCD and related disorders.
Have CBT experience and training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) as applied to OCD.
Utilize ERP as one of their primary treatment approaches for OCD.
Clearly explain the Obsessive-Compulsive Cycle and how OCD is reinforced and treated.
Assign homework and expect clients to work consistently between sessions.
Coordinate exposure in session which means you are “doing” in addition to “talking.”
Include field sessions or home visits when appropriate.
Stay up to date with the latest OCD research and be active in the larger OCD community.