Disclaimer – This podcast is for exploratory purposes only. The Bergen format is still being studied, and the success rate against weekly therapy is yet to be tested. If you are in therapy with a licensed therapist who understands OCD, and is using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) you have the best treatment backed by decades of robust science whether you do that 1 hour a week, or in 3-week intensive.
In episode 169 of The OCD Stories podcast I interview Gerd Kvale and Bjarne Hansen, both professors and psychologists at the University of Bergen and at Haukeland University Hospital Bergen, Norway. They have created the Bergen OCD treatment format.
In this episode I chat with Gerd and Bjarne about what the Bergen OCD format is, what does it consist of, some of the results of the study, ERP, overcoming resistance to treatment, maintenance of improvements, how they plan to roll out the format, words of hope for people with OCD, and much much more. Hope it helps.
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