Bradley Hospital1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway
East Providence, RI, 02915
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The Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Summer Programs at Bradley
Hospital provide children and adolescents intensive, focused treatment with
summer fun and activities. The programs are designed for children ages 8 through 18 whose lives are
significantly affected by OCD.
For two weeks, our nationally renowned OCD experts provide intensive
treatment to help youth achieve marked gains toward alleviating OCD
symptoms. Expected outcomes help improve daily functioning and promote further
involvement in school, social and family activities. The intensive-treatment model is an effective care option for children
and adolescents who have not responded to traditional outpatient
treatment or who lack specialized OCD services where they live.
Childhood and adolescence are typically times of imagination,
exploration and possibility; however, OCD can distort a young person’s
sense of self and dreams for the future.
The OCD Summer Program’s care team is focused on freeing each child from
fear and allowing him or her to rediscover the joy of learning and
enthusiasm for new experiences. Our clinicians have extensive experience treating children and
adolescents with OCD, including expertise in the use of exposure and
response prevention (ERP).
The treatment of choice for individuals with OCD, ERP strengthens a
child’s ability to manage anxiety by gradually facing fears and reducing
the repetitive rituals of OCD. Youth will participate in ERP exercises that are tailored to meet
individual treatment goals. Many of the exercises will take place in the context of summer fun
activities, including sports, swimming and art projects. Daytrips to the beach, the zoo and other locations in the Ocean State
will provide opportunities to practice new skills in the community.
Learn about the Intensive Program for OCD also offered by Bradley Hospital.