Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

International OCD foundation (IOCD) – Great information regarding OCD and evidence-based treatments

Debunking the myths of OCD Ted-Ed by Natascha Santos

IOCD information and guidelines for families

OCD apps listed and reviewed

IOCD Recommended OCD Books

Getting Over OCD, Second Edition: A 10-Step Workbook for Taking Back Your Life

The Family Guide to Getting Over OCD: Reclaim Your Life and Help Your Loved One by Jonathan S. Abramowitz

Having trouble knowing when you are washing too much? CDC’s directions for when and how to wash your hands. BCCDC guidelines.

OCD Documentary: Hear stories about how others have dealt with their OCD.

How do I deal with the uncertainty in OCD?

Reduced rate or publicly funded treatment:

  • Changeways clinic – Supervised Doctoral Student (student frequently changes)
  • UBC Psychology Clinic – Individual-based psychotherapy services are offered at the UBC Psychology Clinic between September and April. Waitlist is currently open for OCD group therapy. Clinical services are provided by graduate students from UBC’s doctoral programme in clinical psychology. Student clinicians are closely supervised by Registered Psychologists from the faculty and the community.
  • SFU Clinical Psychology Centre – Assessment and psychological treatment provided by Masters or Doctoral level graduate students in the Clinical Psychology Program.  Students are supervised by clinical faculty or community-based clinical associates.
  • Langley Mental Health – Services include assessment, treatment, individual and group therapy, referrals to supportive housing, residential programs and community support services, transition of care between services, older adult programs, crisis intervention and peer support.

My caveat/disclaimer: These resources are not a substitute for professional advice. I have reviewed these resources, BUT I did not create them and do not continuously monitor them. I only include resources I believe to be reliable, but given the nature of the internet, these links or their information may be changed without my knowledge. …so, always read critically, consult with your healthcare provider before making changes to your healthcare plan…and, if you are in crisis, you probably already know to look for help (911, hospital emergency, crisis line 1-800-784-2433) and reach out to someone.