The Oishei Children’s Hospital Children’s Psychiatry Clinic, located at 1028 Main Street, is pleased to announce the opening of its Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The program is the first of its kind in the Western New York area and serves children 7 to 18 who have not progressed within standard outpatient care.
OCD is a mental health condition with a well-established treatment recommendation, a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy termed Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). The OCD IOP program uses an ERP approach and consists of a family component, medication management, psychoeducation, as well as group and individual psychotherapy. The OCD IOP can also serve as a step-down program from residential treatment or hospitalization.
The program is made up of a specially trained team of psychologists, psychology interns, and a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist. Most of the team maintains faculty appointments in the University at Buffalo Department of Psychiatry.
The program runs three days per week for three hours a day and is covered by many insurance plans. Most patients will be enrolled in the program for 8-12 weeks.
Referrals are accepted on a continual basis from families, pediatricians, therapists and psychiatrists within the community. Patients are admitted as space becomes available. Please call (716) 859-5460 to speak with the intake coordinator. Our team will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to help determine if the program is appropriate and will make treatment recommendations.