What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?
(OCD) is a mental health disorder wherein the person diagnosed experiences intense anxiety and distress. To temporarily alleviate what they’re feeling, they usually have recurring thoughts (obsessions) and participate in repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Some of these obsessions may be fears and taboo thoughts. Meanwhile, excessive handwashing and counting/repeating certain words are examples of compulsions.
Common factors that play a role in increasing the risk of one developing OCD are genetic predisposition and biological/environmental factors. Because of these, OCD is usually diagnosed by having the client undergo multiple interviews, answer questionnaires, and be observed for a while.
The most common and effective combination of treatments is medication and CBT, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). During CBT sessions, clients will be exposed to obsession-trigger thoughts or situations and taught to resist the urge to engage in compulsive behaviors. Aside from those, they will be provided with better adaptive skills and coping strategies.
Do note that only qualified mental health professionals like therapists, psychiatrists, and psychologists, preferably one with a CBT license or certification, will diagnose the condition, conduct the CBT sessions, and formulate a treatment plan for the client.
How to use the Exposure Goals OCD Worksheet:
Access and Download the Template
Access and download a printable and digital file of the Exposure Goals OCD Worksheet by doing either of the following:
- Clicking the “Use Template” or “Download Template” button
- Search “Exposure Goals OCD Worksheet” in Carepatron’s template library’s search bar on the app or website
Fill Out the Template
Since the template is straightforward, your client can easily understand how to fill it out independently. However, you should tell them they can contact you if they need help breaking down the goals or setting a weekly target.
After they fill out the worksheet, it’s best if you and your client securely store the copy in a secure location.
Suppose you decide to use a digital file. In that case, you can save it on Carepatron, a HIPAA-compliant EHR that can securely store the document and give easy access only to them and you, the referring physician.
Exposure Goals OCD Worksheet Example
Here’s a PDF copy of a filled-out Exposure Goals OCD Worksheet sample available for download. Feel free to use this as a guide or educational resource. However, do note that the answers in the example are fictional.
Grab an offline sample copy by viewing it below or clicking the “Download Example PDF” button.
When would you use this Exposure Goals OCD Worksheet?
Practitioners who have a CBT license or certification, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists, can use the Exposure Goals OCD Worksheet on their clients who:
- Have a confirmed medical diagnosis of OCD
- Are participating in an individual exposure and response prevention program
- Need weekly targets that they will tackle
Ultimately, we’ll leave it up to you at what point in their healing journey you will have them answer the Exposure Goals OCD Worksheet since you know them best.
What are the benefits of using this Exposure Goals OCD Worksheet?
More Patient Insight
Although you will have asked what the client’s fears are early on, having the client answer the Exposure Goals OCD Worksheet will let you know the goals they want to achieve in the long run. Furthermore, you’ll get a more detailed or in-depth idea of a vague fear.
Effective Treatment Planning
The Exposure Goals OCD Worksheet is a template that you can use to help you plan daily and weekly targets that your client can achieve. Furthermore, you can use an empty template multiple times to slowly get through all the goals they want to accomplish over time.
Improves Monitoring Process
Though it’s not explicitly stated, you and the client can use the Exposure Goals OCD Worksheet to help you monitor your patient's progress. You can do so by asking the client to add a checkmark or writing down “Complete” or “Done” beside the client's goal for the day.
If you decide to use a digital file of our free Exposure Goal OCD Worksheet template, you can complete it on any PDF editor on any gadget you have on your hand. In addition, you can also make it easily accessible only to relevant people, such as yourself and your client.
Why use Carepatron as your Cognitive Behavioral Therapy app?
Thousands of mental health practitioners, like psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, and other specialists with a CBT license or certification, have benefited from Carepatron’s tools and features in their therapy practice. And you can, too!
With Carepatron, you can efficiently and productively manage your practice by downloading our desktop software and mobile-friendly app to automate tasks and streamline processes like
Managing Your Schedule
Have your patients independently request appointments that you can approve. Turn on our sync feature, and all approved appointments will show on your Google/iCal calendar and our built-in calendar to be customized further for organization purposes.
Send automated reminders via SMS and email of clients’ payment dues and upcoming appointments.
Create Medical Documents, Notes, and Invoices
Use over 1000 customizable printable templates of available invoices, SOAP notes, and medical documents in our template library to save time, money, and effort in creating these essential and valuable records.
Storing Client Information and Essential Records
All medical documents and client information are secure and safely stored in our HIPAA-compliant EHR.
Offer more accessible payment options and quickly process payments on Carepatron.
Don’t miss out on the chance to get access to all these and more to improve the caliber of your practice! Sign up today for a free account on Carepatron!