What is it about?

Many people with OCD have other mental health conditions that interfere with their ability to get effective mental health treatment. It can be challenging for clinicians to identify which condition needs to be addressed first over others. This paper describes a model for clinicians to use to determine when someone would benefit from ERP treatment.

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Why is it important?

Its important for mental health clinicians to accurately assess clients to determine their primary need for treatment. This work can potentially help mental health clinicians improve their clinical judgement when deciding to provide effective treatment to clients with OCD and co-occurring conditions


I hope this article is used as a tool to help clinicians further their clinical competence and practice. I am grateful for the co authors of this article with whom I have an extensive history of consultation and collaboration and whose clinical work I hold in high regards.

Craig Gordon
George Mason University

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This page is a summary of: Assessing exposure and response prevention readiness for clients with obsessive compulsive disorder and co-occurring conditions: A decision-making model and case example., Professional Psychology Research and Practice, June 2023, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/pro0000516.
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