By: Lauren Esworthy, MA, LPC
This year, the Houston OCD Program launched its first Brief Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (AIOP) over the week of Spring Break. The Brief AIOP offers the opportunity for teenaged clients to participate in intensive therapy without getting behind on schoolwork. All participants attended the Program from 10am-12:30pm the week of spring break. Each day, the clients participated in a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Group led by our team of Clinical Psychologists, followed by a staff-assisted Exposure and Response Prevention session based on each client’s individualized treatment plan. Each client also met with their psychologist three times during the treatment week.