Through the Teleconferencing Program individuals with OCD can participate in regular treatment sessions via the telephone or video conferencing through the Internet. Treatment is generally covered by insurance if available. Sessions are billed at usual outpatient rates and can be paid for by credit card through this web site or directly at the time of the Teleconferencing Session. As with all our programs, the Teleconferencing Program is designed to assist the individual in creating rapid change which will put them on an aggressive path back out of the wilderness of obsessions and compulsions and restore life serenity and optimal functioning as rapidly as possible.
The following are some of the most important elements included in the Teleconferencing Program:
The OC Spectrum Disorders Telephone and Video Conferencing Program utilizes the "Sixteen Keys" approach developed by the OCD Recovery Center which include:
First Key: Accurate & Complete Diagnosis
Second Key: Information, Education & Understanding Including OC Cycles
Third Key: Assessing History & Damage from Disorder & Grieving Losses
Fourth Key: Understanding Core Family of Origin Patterns and Psychological Dynamics
Fifth Key: Identifying & Transcending Core Fears
Sixth Key: Identifying & Finding Alternatives for Unhelpful Self-Medicators
Seventh Key: Initiating and Refining Psychoactive &, or Phytomedicinal Medication Support
Eighth Key: Initializing Specialized Complementary & Integrative Healthcare (CIH) Tools
Ninth Key: Learning Stress & Anxiety Management Techniques
Tenth Key: Developing Lifestyle Management & Self-Care Skills
Eleventh Key: Developing Cognitive Restructuring & Obsession Inoculation Strategies
Twelfth Key: Conducting Behavioral Therapy
Thirteenth Key: Strengthening Family & Peer Relationships
Fourteenth Key: Reestablishing a Healthy Doing-Being Balance
Fifteenth Key: Repairing or Rebuilding Career & other Life Infrastructure Areas
Sixteenth Key: Developing Relapse Prevention Plan Including Emergency Plan & Ongoing Resource/Support Utilization
There is no special fee involved for the treatment phase of the Teleconferencing Program - simply the hourly charges of $140 (per 45 minute "clinical hour"), which are normally paid by credit or debit card at or prior to each session. The initial session is normally scheduled for a full clinical hour and some psychological testing, or records transfer may be initiated at that time. Subsequent sessions are sometimes arranged as half-sessions depending on need.
An excellent choice for conducting long-distance sessions is videoconferencing via the Internet. We can instruct the individual in the specifics of video conferencing if they are not familiar with the technology. This can be easily accomplished in 10 to 15 minutes by all patients with access to a computer, the Internet and a digital video camera (less than $50 investment). We have found that videoconferencing is "the next best thing to being there". We utilize Microsoft NetMeeting which is a free service. In some cases e-mail consultations can be of benefit as well.
The OCD Recovery Center Teleconferencing Program can be a wonderful opportunity to begin a recovery program or to jump-start an OC recovery process already underway. We invite your questions regarding this unique program and look forward to the possibility of working together to restore the self-ownership, freedom and joy that is your birthright.
To set up or ask further questions via e-mail about the OCD-RCOA Teleconferencing Program please use our contact form.