For people in ERP therapy, too much emphasis often gets put on "exposure" and not enough gets put on HOW to do "response prevention" -- even though the RP is key. In today's episode, Stephen will interview leading OCD doctors Kimberly Quinnlan, LMFT, Dr. Patrick McGrath, PhD Dr. L Kevin Chapman, Phd and Dr. Jamie Feusner, MD. They'll chat about "response prevention" techniques and make time to answer community questions.
About Stephen Smith
Stephen is a passionate OCD advocate and the founder of NOCD — a holistic OCD treatment app that helps sufferers connect with therapists and manage therapy. He founded NOCD after feeling frustrated with a lack of treatment resources and support during his own OCD recovery. In his spare time, he enjoys running hill sprints, listening to audiobooks, and eating breakfast no matter the time of day.
Are you overwhelmed by disturbing, repetitive thoughts that you don't want to be having? Do these thoughts center on things you care about, or values that you hold as an individual? Have they forced you to stop doing things you used to enjoy, or being around people you love?
If this sounds like you, you might be living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder — an intense anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and fear-minimizing behaviors (compulsions). In this series, OCD advocate and NOCD founder, Stephen Smith, will walk viewers through the recommended treatment for OCD: Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy. He'll bring on doctors, sufferers and friends to explain the process and shed light on their experiences with recovery.