EMDR Therapy and OCD
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders can take an emotional toll on those who cope with and manage the symptoms daily. Although scientists cannot determine a cause for OCD, they have found that trauma and OCD commonly occur together. Many psychiatrists are beginning to find most OCD treatments remain unsuccessful if a patient’s past trauma has not been addressed. EMDR therapist Dr. Kendhal Hart discusses how she uses EMDR therapy with clients who have OCD.Resources mentionedDid I Lock the Door? Treating OCD with EMDR Therapy, Exposure, and Response Prevention and Ego State Therapy by Sandra Paulson, Ph.D.An OCD podcast episode of an interview with therapist Robert Fox, who has OCD and is an EMDR and IFS-trained clinician. He talks about his journey. Learn more about EMDR therapy at www.emdria.org. EMDRIA Practice ResourcesEMDRIA Online EMDR Therapy Resources EMDRIA's Find an EMDR Therapist Directory provides listings for more than 13,000 EMDR therapists.Read or subscribe to our award-winning blog, Focal Point, an open resource on EMDR therapy.Follow @EMDRIA on Twitter. Connect with EMDRIA on Facebook or subscribe to our YouTube Channel.Musical soundtrack, Acoustic Motivation 11290, supplied royalty-free by Pixabay.