Services

OCD Intensive Treatment Program for Adolescents and Children

OCD Treatment Fort Lauderdale

Objective:
Conveniently located near Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach (Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties), NBI’s Intensive Treatment Program for OCD was developed to meet the needs of local, out-of-town and international children and adolescents as an alternative to inpatient treatment. It was designed to provide participants with the level of services and education necessary to address their current symptoms and improve their level of functioning. The program was developed to meet the needs of those who lack access to specialized care where they reside, or whose symptom severity requires intensive care. This program was also designed for those children and adolescents who have not benefited sufficiently from prior treatment or desire to accelerate their course of treatment.

OCD Treatment Fort LauderdaleProgram Duration:

The program is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. five days a week. The program is designed to meet each individual’s needs.

Assessment:
The program begins with the Complete Clinical Diagnostic Evaluation (CCDE), which includes the following procedures:

  • Meeting with two different clinicians
  • Home/natural environment observation
  • Parenting assessment
  • Videotape review
  • Review of medical/psychological records
  • Report and recommendations for future care

Activities:
The entire treatment is designed for each individual case. Therefore, after the assessment process with the CCDE, specific recommendations are made. The treatment includes: CCDE, individual sessions, psychoeducation, Exposure and Response Prevention (ER/P) training, ER/P in game format, parent training, family therapy, ER/P in naturalistic settings, coping skills training, referral for medication assessment, and recommendation.

Education Materials:
Games developed for the treatment of OCD in children, OCD books, OCD forms and worksheets and other educational materials. These materials include:

  • Dr. Katia Moritz’s OCD book, “Blink, Blink, Clop, Clop: Why Do We Do Things We Can’t Stop? An OCD Storybook”
  • OCD worksheets: Documentation by patients and family members is used to track progress and as part of the maintenance and relapse prevention aspects of treatment.
  • Behavioral Analysis: This includes functional analysis of OCD, identifying triggers, mapping OCD, planning strategies to “fight” OCD.
  • Special OCD Activities
    • OCD Treasure Hunt
    • OCD Fashion Show
    • OCD Teaching Day: children teach parents about OCD and give them quiz.
    • Graduation Party