ERP Exposure Response Prevention / EXRP trainings as the primary intervention for OCD

Welcome to my OCD training blog post! This post will discuss ERP Exposure Response Prevention / EXRP trainings as the primary intervention for OCD, where to find a low cost training, and become certified to improve confidence in efficacy for mental health consumers. 

OCD, or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, is a mental health condition that is characterized by obsessions and/or compulsions. Obsessions are intrusive, unwanted thoughts, images, or urges that cause anxiety or distress. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental rituals that someone feels they must do in order to relieve their anxiety or distress. OCD can be a very debilitating condition, but there is hope! With proper treatment, many people with OCD are able to live happy, healthy lives. 

Clinician Barriers to Training
Obsessive-compulsive disorder treatment can improve or eliminate symptoms so that they improve daily life for those who suffer from OCD. The American Psychological Associations Division 12 has listed Exposure response prevention is the main Cognitive Behavioral Therapy treatment for OCD. There are several ERP / EXRP trainings around the county but a key barrier often noted are cost related to the training itself, travel as well as accommodations to the in person sites, and the attached continuing education credits

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a type of psychotherapy, is effective for many people with OCD. Exposure and response prevention (ERP), a component of CBT therapy, involves gradually exposing feared objects or obsessions and having one learn ways to resist the urge to the compulsive rituals. ERP / EXRP takes effort and practice. There is research that show didactic education where by attending formal class setting learning match with real life application in the clinical setting is best for mastery. 

Where to find ERP / EXRP trainings: Cognitive Behavior Institute Center for Education

The Cognitive Behavior Institute Center for Education provides many OCD trainings including ERP / EXPR trainings. CBI Center for Education is approved by the American Psychological Association, NBCC, Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), as well as recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology #PSY-0098, Social Work #SW-0646, and licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0216 as a of sponsor continuing education.

Trainings offered: 
1.4-Day Intensive Workshop: Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy for OCD

Additional Benefits: Prerequisite for Cortication 
Exclusive entry into CBI EXRP Facebook group

2. Post 4 day intensive additional training that leads to Certification is provided ****Certification in EXRP with Listing

Certification leads to listing on the Institutes EXRP Directory

3. Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Children & Adolescents.


Additional Resources: 
Cognitive Behaviour Institute Center For Education 

Therapist Directory 

Cognitive Behaviour Center for OCD

Psychiatry / Medication Management

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