The Role of Fear Conditioning in OCD

The Role of Fear Conditioning in OCD  By Paul R. Munford, Ph.D.   Paul R. Munford, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center for OCD and Anxiety in San Rafael California.       One of

OCD and Contamination

An expert opinion piece on contamination.  On the surface, the contamination fears associated with OCD don’t seem
to be a very complicated subject. After all, dirt, germs, washing –
what could be simpler? Actually, when you take a closer look,
contamination is quite a bit more complicated than that.

Relapse Prevention in the Treatment of OCD

Relapse Prevention in the Treatment of OCD By James Claiborn, PhD, ABPP Relapse prevention is a part of a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach to treatment of OCD and most other disorders. The idea of relapse prevention was first developed

What is ACT?

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, What is its Effectiveness, and Should I Look Into It? by Michael Twohig, Ph.D. Michael P. Twohig, Ph.D. a licensed clinical psychologist in Utah and an assistant professor at Utah State University. He received

When Your Child Refuses Treatment

When Your Child Refuses Treatment By Fred Penzel, Ph.D. In the ideal world, everyone’s child goes to treatment willingly, does all their therapy homework, comes to their sessions prepared, and gets recovered in the shortest possible time. Unfortunately, we do

Medications for OCD

Medicine for OCD Finding A Therapist Cognitive Behavior Therapy Medicine Insurance The following information refers to OCD medicines in adults. For information on medicine in children, click here. This page will focus on medicines, but that is not meant to