Bradley Hospital1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway
East Providence, RI, 02915
The Intensive Program for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) provides treatment to children and adolescents, ages 5 to 18, who
experience significant impairment in their daily lives due to OCD and
obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders.
Treatment takes place three hours a day, five days a week, and includes
home-based treatment services. The average treatment length is five to six
Ours is the only program on the East Coast to use a milieu-based intensive
treatment model with this age group.
The program’s goal is to alleviate OCD symptoms, while improving
daily functioning and
promoting further involvement in school, social and family activities.
Common challenges caused
by OCD include:
or difficulty attending
Loss of interest
in sports, other
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The Intensive Program for OCD can be an effective care option for
youth who have not responded to traditional outpatient treatment or who
lack specialized OCD services where they live.
The program is one of many renowned programs and services that bring
families from across the country to Bradley Hospital, the nation's first
psychiatric hospital devoted exclusively to children and adolescents.
At the forefront of OCD treatment and research, our clinical team uses a
form of cognitive behavioral therapy called “exposure and response
The treatment of choice for individuals with OCD, exposure and response
prevention strengthens a child’s ability to manage anxiety by gradually
facing fears and reducing the repetitive rituals of OCD.
The Intensive Program for OCD provides a full spectrum of
services, including individual therapy, and family, group and milieu
Our clinicians create individualized, age-appropriate treatment plans
for each child.
Parents and family members contribute to this plan, starting with the
child’s evaluation and throughout treatment.
For more information about The Intensive Program for OCD, please call our staff at 401-432-1516 .