This presentation provides an overview of intensive/residential treatment (I/RT) programs for OCD and related disorders. The format of I/RT is described, focusing understanding the differences between various levels of care and how treatment elements may mirror or differ from traditional outpatient treatments. Important considerations when determining if a higher level of care is appropriate for your client and how to help prepare them for intensive treatments will be discussed. Additionally, focus is given to strategies for preparing your client's for I/RT, including the importance of motivation and willingness.
1. Attendees will be better able to describe the process of intensive/residential treatment for OCD and related disorders and how it builds on the core principles of ERP.
2. Attendees will be able to identify when a higher level of care may be beneficial for their clients.
3. Attendees will be able to develop strategies for preparing their clients for I/RT in order to maximize their gains, focusing on addressing common concerns and misconceptions, and enhancing motivation/willingness.