What is the aim of the OCD Course?
The OCD Course is designed to help adults aged 18 and over to manage obsessions and/or compulsions. The OCD Course is designed to provide the information and skills that you would normally receive from a Mental Health Professional. The course aims to help people learn practical strategies for managing symptoms of OCD.
What is involved?
The OCD Course delivers six lessons over eight weeks. You will receive weekly support from your therapist during the course. The course aims to help people break unhelpful habits and learn the following skills
- How to recognise the cycle of symptoms involved in OCD
- How to recognise and challenge destructive thoughts and beliefs
- How to use exposure with response prevention to overcome compulsions
- How to gain confidence by learning to safely confront things you are afraid of
- Stories of how people from all across Australia have recovered
- How to stay well once the course has finished
Who is this course suitable for?
The course is designed for adults who are experiencing mild to moderate OCD. The course is designed to help those who want to learn information and skills to improve the quality of their lives. Participating in the course is recommended to those who have at least four hours a week to spend working on the course and practicing the skills taught. People who have symptoms of OCD and symptoms of depression or anxiety tell us that they find the OCD course can also be very helpful.
The course is not suitable for those who are currently suicidal, do not have access to the internet or who are not Australian residents. We also do not recommend that people who are currently accessing regular psychological treatment for OCD. If you have very severe symptoms we strongly recommend that you see a GP and a Psychologist and/or Psychiatrist for assessment and treatment.
You can find out if you are eligible for this course by taking completing our MindSpot Online Screening Assessment.
- Over 100 people have used this course at the MindSpot Clinic
- 90% of participants say they would recommend the course
- On average, symptoms of OCD reduce by 24%, symptoms of depression by 14%, and symptoms of anxiety by 29%
- Versions of this course have been trialled at the eCentreClinic in one randomised controlled trial and three open trials with over 100 people with good results (available here)
Joining the OCD Course is easy.
To learn more details about our treatment courses, click here.
Then, complete a MindSpot Clinic Online Screening Assessment. This will provide you with information about your symptoms and treatment options. If it is suitable for your symptoms, you will then get access to the next OCD Course.
Start Your MindSpot Online Screening Assessment
If you do not have access to the Internet, please call us on 1800 61 44 34 to begin your assessment.
Development of the OCD Course was funded by a Project Grant from the NHMRC. This course was written by Dr Blake Dear and Prof Nick Titov.