Weekly Program Option
For clients whose symptoms do not require the Intensive Treatment Program, The Gateway Institute offers programs with weekly sessions or multiple sessions each week, depending on need. The assessment process helps the therapist determine a schedule to recommend and review with each client. This formal evaluation gathers information on the client’s history and evaluates scores from scientifically validated rating scales such as the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS).
Once background information is gathered, and all data is assessed, an anxiety treatment plan is designed and tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. As mentioned in the Intensive Treatment Program, clients can expect significant improvements when they dedicate themselves to their tailored program and follow the recommended protocol. In addition, a relapse prevention plan is established that gives each client tools to remain on track with progress gained. After-Care is a vital component of any treatment protocol since it allows the therapist to continue to support the client, monitor progress and ensure the client’s compliance with his/her tailored exposure program. Follow-up programs may include joining one of The Gateway Institute’s group sessions and/or continuing monthly follow-up sessions to closely monitor ongoing exposures post-treatment.
Please review the program details below, and if you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to walk you through the process.
- Exposure Response Prevention (ERP): Exposures are conducted outside of The Gateway Institute offices and sometimes in the client’s home to further enforce generalization of treatment gains. Each daily session is followed by additional exposure exercises assigned as homework, which closely parallel the exercises he/she performs during that day’s sessions. Learn more about Exposure Response Prevention.
- Psychoeducation: Education about OCD is one of the most important components of the initial phase of treatment. When clients and their families have a clear understanding how OCD operates in the brain and how it manifests itself, they are better prepared to face the challenges OCD presents. Through no fault of their own, families often enable their loved one’s OCD by giving into the sufferer’s compulsive demands, such as providing reassurance, but at the expense of reinforcing the OCD. The Gateway Institute provides critical education to help minimize unintended reinforcement and firmly establishes tools that can help facilitate the healing process in a productive manner.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Each client will learn cognitive strategies and the importance of Mindfulness-Based Awareness Training (MBAT) and how to apply it daily. Learn more about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
- Muti-disciplinary Team: During the assessment process, The Gateway Institute’s therapist will determine if a need exists for utilizing and communicating with psychiatrists and other healthcare professionals during and after treatment.
- After-Care: At the conclusion of each client’s program, The Gateway Institute continues to monitor progress through a six-week After-Care Program.