Cognitive Behavioral Consultants (CBC) will conduct a Summer Intensive program on skills to overcome Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD in August. The program will be led by Dr. Constance Dekis and Dr. Lata K. McGinn for youth ages 12 to 17. The program offers four full days of research-supported skills to help youth enhance their motivation to overcome OCD and set goals, modify the unhelpful thinking patterns that torment them, and confront and overcome the unhelpful, repetitive behaviors that create misery for sufferers. There is also a parent orientation during which parents will learn about OCD and the program, and will learn skills to help their child or adolescent maximize their gains in the program.
The program, which will take place at the CBC facility at One North Broadway in White Plains, involves both group and individual sessions in a fun, supportive environment. It is recommended as an intensive booster in addition to ongoing individual treatment to help get kids on track before the new school year. A parent night will take place one week before the program starts and parents will be invited back on the last day.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages and walks of life and occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images or urges that trigger intensely distressing feelings. Compulsions are unhelpful repetitive behaviors and mental acts used by individuals in an effort to overcome the distress they experience from their obsessions.
The OCD Intensive will take place Monday, August 20 through Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day. Parents night is Thursday, August 16 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. For more information or to sign up, please contact Dr. Michelle Greenberg 914-385-1150, option 1 or email [email protected] www.cbc-psychology.com.