OCD Online Group Program

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects approximately 2% of the Australian population and yet access to effective treatment is poor. A shortage of trained professionals, long waitlists and financial constraints mean that only a small percentage of individuals with OCD receive the care they need.

Moreover, those that enter into treatment often find it difficult to complete. There may be many reasons for this, but a common report is that the approach can feel too “one size fits all” and doesn’t address the personal nuances that can come with having OCD.

Our OCD Online Group program seeks to bridge these gaps
to help more people access and complete effective treatment for OCD.

Dr Claire Ahern talks about our OCD Online Group Program

OCD Online Group Program

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1hr weekly sessions

Our OCD Online Group Program provides therapist and group support to help you complete an already established and effective online treatment for OCD (OCD STOP).

​​​In each session, the lead psychologist will cover the information of that particular week, answer any questions that group members have, and importantly, help you to tailor the information to your particular experience.

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Support from other group members

 

Experience the support that comes from understanding that there are other people, from all walks of life, that are having similar experiences to you.

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Low Cost

Because there is no rebate, we have set the fees low - similar to the out-of-pocket fee you would pay if you were seeing Dr Claire Ahern for individual sessions.

- $50 per module

- $100 for the booster session

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Support from an experienced Clinical Psychologist

​​Dr Claire Ahern has run groups for OCD, hoarding, anxiety and perfectionism, and predominantly sees patients for OCD & related disorders in private practice.

 

As a researcher, Claire did her honours and PhD theses on The Sense of Self in OCD, and held a post-doctoral position where she examined the effectiveness of an online treatment for OCD (OCD STOP).

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Accessible anywhere within Australia

 

Available to anyone in Australia, wherever you have access to a computer and the internet.

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Booster Sessions

​​​These will be single one-off session with no planned content.

 

This is best suited to those that have already completed OCD STOP, or other OCD treatment, and have specific questions on their ERP treatment.

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OCD STOP

The content for our OCD Online Group Program is provided by OCD STOP  - a free online course offered through Mental Health Online.

 

Over 12-modules, OCD STOP provides information on OCD, and how to treat your OCD using the most effective treatment for OCD: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).

Our OCD Online Group Program breaks down the OCD STOP into 3 courses (4 modules in each course, 1 week per module). You can choose which course you would like to complete, or complete the whole 12-module program.

 

 

 

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Understanding OCD & Anxiety

Information about OCD and how anxiety relates to OCD.

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Understanding CBT & preparing for ERP

What is CBT and how does it apply to OCD.

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Getting into ERP

Learn how to do exposure exercises safely & effectively

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Responsibility in OCD

How the beliefs of responsibility & threat impact OCD

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Other Central Beliefs to OCD

Understand the role of uncertainty, control, & importance of thoughts

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Making gains & preventing relapse

Learn how to maintain the gains made through the course

COURSE 1

COURSE 2

COURSE 3

12
modules

 4 modules 

 4 modules 

 4 modules 

Frequently Asked Questions

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