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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Have You Felt Challenged With an Anxious Client?

How often have you felt challenged with an anxious client? Many of the therapists we train struggle to help their clients practice skills that are uncomfortable. Some wonder

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The Importance of Psychoeducation in CBT

A key part of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is psychoeducation. And, it begins during my first session with clients. After the initial evaluation, I use the last 15

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Free Help For Your Clients With OCD

Do you struggle with having enough time to help all of the people who suffer from OCD? As we have discussed in previous blogs, there are not enough

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Finding Your Way to Evidenced Based Treatment for OCD

A young man called me last week seeking treatment for his OCD. He said he had been suffering for all of his life but never new it was

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What’s the difference between desensitization and ERP?

Do you ever wonder what the difference is between desensitization and ERP?  What we are trying to teach a client with a phobia or OCD about this confusing

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Using Values Clarification to Enhance CBT Work

Adding values clarification to CBT for anxiety and OCD is a powerful way to help your clients gain their lives back. Sometimes clients are so entangled in their

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Case Consultation: A gift to our clients and ourselves

I have been in private practice for almost 25 years, and have built a network of therapists I can turn to with a tough case. Even now, though,

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Do You Fear Exposure and Response Prevention?

Fear of Causing Pain: We clinicians went into our profession to help people; we are often natural caretakers. One of the paradoxes in training clinicians to do CBT

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