OCD Treatment Group!
I am pleased to announce the availability of our new exposure and response prevention (ERP)-based treatment group. The intent of this group is to provide a supportive environment for completing ERPs. Participants wishing to attend are required to register using the links at the bottom of this post.
This group will first meet on Saturday (8/10/13), 1pm-3pm. The fees for attending this group are $75/session or $50/session if you pay in advance and commit to a 4-week group treatment sequence. Insurance will not be accepted; however, if you have out-of-network benefits, you may be eligible to submit your bill for reimbursement by your insurance company. Subsequent 2-hour sessions will be held on 8/17, 8/24, and 8/31 @ 1pm. You are free to participate in any or all of these sessions; however, individuals are most likely to benefit from repeated exposure sessions.
Because treatment is ERP-based, participants should be familiar with ERP for OCD and must be willing to complete exposures targeting their fear. As such, it might be most helpful to use this group to supplement your current self-directed or therapist-guided ERP program. You can read more about ERP here or in one of the many good self-help books about OCD.
Due to the potentially sensitive issues that will be addressed in this group (e.g., harm obsessions, sexual obsessions, contamination and hygiene-related issues), participation will be limited to adults and mature teens who have obtained parental permission to attend. Also, teens must be pre-approved by Dr. Seay. Individuals with all types of OCD are welcome to attend. Participants are encouraged to bring exposure materials to this session (e.g., digital voice recorders, smart phones, contaminated objects, feared objects, notebooks for exposure, triggering pictures, etc.). Exposures will primarily be self-directed but will be facilitated by Dr. Seay.
- Group Member Introductions
- Identifying Target Thoughts to Use in Exposure
- Exposure (45 minutes or longer)
- Debriefing & Goal-Setting
In order to reserve adequate time for exposure, off-topic discussion will not be permitted.
Future meetings will be announced via our Events calendar and email distribution lists. Space is limited, so please secure your spot today by registering via the links below.
Questions about this group should be directed to me (Dr. Seay) at (561) 444-8040. The group will meet in my office in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The address is 11641 Kew Gardens Avenue, Suite 207, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.
Thanks, and I hope to see you at one of our groups!