The UCLA OCD Intensive Treatment Program was started in 1991 and was the first program of its kind. Participants work one-on-one with licensed therapists and psychiatrists who specialize in treating OCD. The UCLA program has published data on the effectiveness of the treatment in peer-reviewed journals and currently we are evaluating the longer term effects of participation in the program on quality of life, OCD symptoms and relapse. Over the years, our program has grown to provide training to psychiatry residents and psychology doctoral students.
The usual requirement for admission to the program is that the individual has already tried outpatient CBT and medication management but did not respond sufficiently. Each individual admitted to the program must already have an outpatient therapist and be receiving medication treatment from an outpatient psychiatrist. Patients need to be free from cannabis and any drugs not prescribed by a doctor for 3 months prior to attending the program.