OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
I have been trained by the International OCD Foundation , in the treatment of General OCD, and Advanced Behavior Training for treating OCD. Exposure Response Prevention which is, exposure to obsessional thoughts /triggers and response prevention from rituals or compulsions. If indicated couple therapy is helpful to aid in OCD symptom reduction.
Just a note....
Along with CBT and ERP a relatively new approach called ACT Acceptance and Commitment Therapy can be used to treat OCD. ACT has a lot in common with ERP. Sometimes I find ACT can help with treating the obsessions which helps you to accept/tolerate them while your working on refraining from giving into compulsions . Often the out come results in a reduction in obsessions and compulsions over time.
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