Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (EXRP or ERP)
The treatment protocol that has been researched to be effective in treating OCD involves on average 17 hour and a half sessions focused on exposure and response prevention therapy. This treatment is very focused and structured and takes a lot of commitment from the client.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP, at the University of Washington, is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD). DBT has been found especially effective for those with suicidal and other multiply occurring ineffective behaviors. Research has shown DBT to be effective in reducing suicidal behavior, psychiatric hospitalization, treatment dropout, substance abuse, anger, and interpersonal difficulties.