In episode 256 I chat with Dr Sam Greenblatt. Sam specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD and other anxiety disorders. Sam works at the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy in New York.
In this episode I chat with Sam about what got him into therapy, why some other therapies may not work for OCD, fully embracing the uncertainty of Exposure and Response Prevention therapy (ERP), the importance of not white knuckling through exposures, inhibitory learning theory to explain how ERP works, why anxiety doesn’t always need to go down to see improvements in ERP, the back door spike, treat the problem not the symptoms, being mindful of the wording we use in therapy, and much much more.
Find out more about Sam:
Video that inspired this podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz9aKaHQG-I&ab_channel=SamuelGreenblatt
Center for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy: https://www.cognitivebehavioralcenter.com/
Pete Weiss – Contemporary psychoanalysis podcast
Dr Steven Phillipson – Things that complicate the success of ERP
All the best,