Groundhog Day – Hitting the Pandemic Wall

For many of us, the pandemic and now the time we are moving into post-pandemic has created an unusual situation – life as an unbroken series of days

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Anxiety and OCD Relapse

People who have anxiety and OCD seek treatment to find relief from the terrible pain of worry and intrusive thoughts. They are not thinking of OCD relapse, they

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How to Navigate New Information That May Challenge Your Best Practices

Have you had the experience of listening to a podcast this year and learning something new that challenges your best practice approach with your clients? What did you

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Reassurance Seeking: How to Get Your Client off the Hampster Wheel

Reassurance seeking can be a benign way to feel better or it can be a compulsion that cements one’s relationship with anxiety and OCD. It can feel like

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Returning to School: How to Handle Uncertainty and Fear

Returning to school is always filled with huge emotions, and anxiety is commonly at the top of the list. Layer in times of uncertainty, like during Covid 19,

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What is Inhibitory Learning and How Do You Apply it to Anxiety and OCD?

When I talk about Inhibitory Learning Theory to the clinicians I train, I get one of three responses: What is that? I never heard of it before. I

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Treatment Resistance and Family Accommodation: Is There a Link?

Exposure and Response prevention for anxiety and OCD can be difficult in the best of circumstances, but when a client refuses to participate or family members continue accommodation,

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Uncertainty

Uncertainty is at the forefront of what we teach our clients, along with distress tolerance. During this time with the Coronavirus, we are all heaped in uncertainty and

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Maintaining Calm in the Middle of Global Crisis

This is a difficult time for everyone.  Things are changing so fast, and it’s hard to know at any given time what are helpful or anxious worries. Take

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