Freedom from Obsession and Compulsions Using Cognitive Behaviour Strategies.
(Developed by Dr Paula Barrett)
Many children with OCD never get treatment because they are too embarrassed to tell anyone about their symptoms, worrying about what other people might think about them. Therefore an important first step is to bring together these children for treatment of OCD so that they can see that they are not alone.
We adopt a ‘team’ approach during the program with family and friends make up the integral part of the team. The innovative family based approach of FOCUS has been shown to be particularly important given the high involvement of parents and siblings in accommodating the disorder, and the associated distress experienced by the family.