International OCD Foundation

24th Annual OCD Conference

San Francisco, California

July 7-9, 2017


Friday, July 7 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm


Kathleen Rupertus, PsyD

The Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center

Wilmington, Delaware

Patricia Perrin Hull, PhD

The Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center of Houston

Houston, Texas

Renae M. Reinardy, PsyD

Lakeside Center for Behavioral Change

Fargo, North Dakota

Felicity Sapp, PhD

OCD and Anxiety Psychological Services

Calgary, Alberta

Developing effective scripts can be a powerful tool in the fight against OCD. They can be used to increase motivation for treatment, facilitate the acceptance of uncertainty, and as a form of imaginal exposure. This workshop will present the theoretical rationale for using scripts, identify the various treatment goals which scripting can facilitate, and describe the essential elements of an effective script. Participants will then be broken into smaller groups and have the opportunity to write a script with the guidance of panel members.