Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)

Exposure Response Prevention (ERP

Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) is a form of Cognitive Behavior Therapy which is the type of treatment most effective for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  The therapist and the client work together to come up with a plan which will help the client expose him or herself to the thoughts and situations which trigger the urge to act in a compulsive way. Typically this is done in small steps to support the client in facing his or her anxiety without using rituals.