Enhancing Exposure Therapy: Generalization For OCD Treatment

This article is a follow-up to my social anxiety generalization guide. Today let’s talk about how you can create generalization in treatment for OCD. This should help those undergoing treatment professionally or self-directed, and those who have successfully beaten OCD and want to keep it away. What Is Generalization? In treatment, let’s imagine you are […]

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Treating A Fear Of Flying – Part III: Written While On A Plane

In Part I and Part II you have created your hierarchy,  completed various exposures, and learned how to block safety behaviors so that your exposures work properly. Today, we will finalize this series by talking about actual flying exposures.   Continuing Your Exposures You are going to have to spend some money at this point because […]

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Treating A Fear Of Flying – Part II: Written While On A Plane

To review Part I, you have created your hierarchy and completed a couple of easier exposures. In this article we will move onto some tougher exposures. Continuing Your Exposures Exposure 3: Watch planes in the sky and imagining them crashing. This is a good exposure for several reasons. First, you’re allowing yourself to have the fear […]

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Enhancing Exposure Therapy Part II – Generalization for Social Anxiety

Let’s resume our discussion series on enhancing exposures. Last time I discussed ways of making exposures fun and engaging. This will really help with doing actual treatment in session. However, a major focus of treatment should also be on a concept called generalization. This is simply helping to complete exposures in other settings so that […]

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