Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Center of Western North Carolina, PA
The CBT Center of Western North Carolina opened in 2001. Our intensive outpatient program for adults with OCD started in 12/2016 and implements ERP in both individual and group formats. The Program Director and primary therapist responsible for the initial evaluation, treatment planning, and discharge sessions for each patient who enters the program is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of OCD. Our program also includes consultation with our Medical Director to provide education, medication, and the option to participate in protocols using experimental medications to augment the brain’s learning during ERP sessions. The active treatment phase (after phone screening, an initial assessment to determine eligibility, and a first session with the Program Director devoted to treatment planning) consists of 3 hours/day, 3 days/week for approximately 3 weeks. Each day in the program includes brief group work to review goal-setting, progress with homework from the previous treatment day, psycho-education surrounding symptoms, and didactics, with most of the day spent engaged in individual or group ERP with behavioral coaches or licensed staff therapists. There is also a biweekly group for loved ones which allows opportunities for education and support.
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