The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified the ongoing worldwide outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a pandemic. In response, public health experts around the world have asked individuals and organizations to take action to prevent and limit the transmission of this disease in their communities. This may create unique challenges for people in the OCD and related disorders community as we work to balance what’s best for population health and what’s best for our individual mental health.
We've put together the following resources that you may find useful. If you have questions that aren't addressed here, please contact us at (617) 973-5801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Therapists: Teletherapy & Treating OCD Online
The CDC has recommended that healthcare providers take steps to implement telehealth services where appropriate.
Learn more about taking your practice online, adapting OCD treatments to telehealth, and how to navigate exposure and response prevention (ERP) treatment during a time where public health recommendations are in conflict with the exposures your clients need to make progress.
OCD/Coronavirus Town Halls
The OCD/Coronavirus Town Halls are a weekly discussion for members of the OCD community coping with the COVID-19 outbreak. Join IOCDF National Ambassador Ethan Smith and his expert guests for support and to have your questions answered!
Saturdays at 2pm ET | Accessible via Facebook and YouTube
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