MindSpot OCD Course to manage obsessions and/or compulsions - MindSpot Clinic

MindSpot OCD Course

​The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Course helps adults aged 18 years and over to manage obsessions and compulsions.

The OCD Course aims to help you learn information and skills to manage symptoms of OCD and improve the quality of your life.

The OCD Course delivers five lessons over eight weeks. It provides information and skills that you would normally receive from a mental health professional. You can choose to receive weekly therapist support during the course, or you can choose to contact us when you need to. The course aims to help people break unhelpful habits and learn the following core psychological skills:​

  • How to recognise the cycle of symptoms involved in OCD
  • How to recognise and challenge unhelpful thoughts and beliefs
  • How to overcome compulsions
  • How to gain confidence by learning to safely confront things you have been avoiding
  • How to stay well once the course has finished

​The OCD Course is recommended for people who:

  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Are Australian residents
  • Have symptoms of OCD as well as symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Have at least four hours a week to spend working on the course and practising the skills

The OCD Course is not suitable for people who:

If you have very severe symptoms we strongly recommend that you see a GP and a psychologist and/or psychiatrist for assessment and treatment.

We strongly recommend you discuss your participation in this course with your GP and other health professionals. Maintaining a good working relationship with your GP is essential and they can help you decide whether this program is going to be suitable for you.

You can find out if you are eligible for this course by completing the MindSpot Online Assessment.

  • More than 200 people have used the OCD Course at MindSpot.
  • Over 95% of people say they would recommend the course.
  • The OCD Course helps reduce symptoms of OCD, depression and anxiety.
  • Versions of this course have been trialled at the eCentreClinic in two randomised controlled trials with more than 200 people with good results.

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The OCD Course was written by Dr Bethany Wootton, Professor Nick Titov and Associate Professor Blake Dear.