Rogers Memorial Hospital OCD Center

Practicum students train two days per week for one academic year in an adult residential unit specializing in OCD and anxiety disorders. The unit serves individuals with severe obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, including OCD, tic disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder), and excoriation (skin-picking) disorder. Additionally, some residents have a primary diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobia or major depressive disorder. Students implement exposure and response prevention for OCD, interoceptive exposures for panic symptoms, behavioral activation for depressive symptoms, worry scripts/exposures for generalized anxiety and social phobia, and behavioral interventions for tic disorder, hair pulling and skin picking. Every week, students receive individual supervision (1 hour and as needed) and attend weekly interdisciplinary team meetings. Students also have the opportunity to shadow the master’s level therapists who conduct individual and family therapy.