Child Mind Institute
Pediatric OCD Program, Intensive OCD Program, and the Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center, New York, NY (Intensive Outpatient Day Program)
Individualized Treatment Program, Dr. Jerry Bubrick, director of the OCD Service, is directly involved in every child’s treatment, providing an initial diagnostic evaluation, overseeing and participating in exposure therapy and meeting with parents weekly to discuss progress and homework. Dr. Bubrick is assisted by Alnardo Martinez, MS, our behavioral technician, who works individually with each child providing exposure therapy. To ensure that your child will continue receiving support even after he completes the intensive treatment program, Dr. Bubrick will also be in contact with any outside professionals who are involved in his treatment, including psychologists, psychiatrists and teachers.
One-on-one treatment sessionshile most intensive OCD programs combine group therapy, individual therapy and self-guided work, our program is dedicated exclusively to individual treatment sessions — your child and a team member working one-on-one in exposure and response prevention therapy, distress tolerance skills and cognitive therapy to change irrational thinking into more rational thinking. Research has demonstrated that individualized treatment produces the most improvement in a child’s condition — with symptoms diminished or eliminated.
Before starting our intensive OCD program, all patients receive a thorough diagnostic evaluation. The evaluation starts with an hour-long clinical interview with Dr. Bubrick to determine if the program is appropriate for your child. If you are located outside of the New York metropolitan area, we can conduct this interview via telecommunication and complete the evaluation in person when you arrive for the program. During this evaluation Dr. Bubrick will also determine what level of intervention your child should receive. If Dr. Bubrick concludes that this program is not appropriate for your child, he will provide recommendations for next steps along with a written summary of the evaluation.