www. OCD .net.au
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Where to Get CBT Treatment for OCD
To receive CBT for OCD in the Sydney area you can contact our practice (Peter J. Allen & Associates) on 02 9621 7775.
A Medicare rebate of just over $117.00 per visit is now available with appropriate GP referral, paediatrician referral, or psychiatrist referral. Up to 12 rebatable visits per year (18 in exceptional circumstances).
For other areas or other practices we recommend you contact the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)and request details of a local Clinical Psychologist. We strongly recommend that you seek the assistance of a Clinical Psychologist who, not only has expertise in CBT, but also experience and training in the treatment of OCD. The skills required in treating OCD are somewhat different to those required in the treatment of psychological conditions. It also also worth noting that while general counselling may be of assistance to people with some psychological conditions or general life struggles, non-specific verbal therapy is likely to be of little assistance in the therapy for OCD. At times an untrained and inexperienced therapist may inadvertantly exacerbate OCD symptoms.
Your local hospital or community health centre may also be able to direct you to government funded services.
Disclaimer: The information on this page is very general and should not be seen as diagnosis or treatment advice. You should consult a psychologist or other qualified health professional for advice on your specific problems and the best form of treatment for you.
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