Dr. Wilson will demonstrate how the strategic therapist rapidly develops rapport with clients, confronts erroneous beliefs, and then helps clients ratchet up their own courage and determination to overcome their inner resistance and follow a series of graduated steps toward ending their obsessions. He will then illustrate how to develop and assign homework.
Persuading OCD clients to adopt a new frame of reference is the therapist’s primary task. Altering perception– not adding technique–helps them change directions, because belief always trumps exposure practice. Participants will learn a persuasive strategy–built out of whole cloth within the first session–that will frame the entire treatment protocol.
OCD affects an estimated 2-3% of the adult population and is recognized by therapists as a difficult and long-lasting disorder. A number of useful strategies for working with OCD will be presented in this work-shop. The presenter will discuss B.B.Geary’s continua of the trance phenomena concept in the OCD treatment.