Charles Melville, PhD
Narrative of Services:
For the past 25 years I have specialized in treating anxiety disorders in my full-time private practice. I primarily use CBT which means that ERP is my primary focus with OCD. For the past 15 years OCD has been the most common problems I've treated. There is a psychiatrist in our office with whom I work closely when meds are utilized. I sometimes do intensive five-day programs out of the office, or refer to Reid Wilson's weekend intensive in North Carolina, Alec Pollard's more long-term day treatment program in St. Louis, or to McLean in Boston, MA when residential care seems most appropriate.
My early training in treating OCD goes back about 30 years. Through AABT (now ABCT), and ADAA, which I joined close to their founding, I have had many OCD workshops and day-long institutes. The IOCDF Annual Conferences have been a rich source for my development in the field and I have perhaps benefitted most from formal and informal contacts with leading professionals in the OCD arena. Conducting about five IOCDF workshops has also been very beneficial. I've also learned a lot from supervising and consulting on OCD cases with Atlanta therapists and from leading an OCD support group from about 1990-1997.