The SPACE program at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment is an exciting new treatment protocol for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and childhood anxiety disorders. It was developed by Eli Lebowitz at the Yale University Child Study Center and Tel Aviv University.
This SPACE program is a parent-based intervention that helps kids who are resistant or unresponsive to medication and individualized cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
The many benefits your family can experience by participating in the SPACE program include:
Studies show that children with anxiety disorders and parents who participated in 12 sessions of the SPACE program were as likely to overcome anxiety disorders as kids who underwent 12 sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with a therapist.
If your child hasn’t responded to traditional treatments for OCD or other anxiety disorders, the SPACE program could be the solution you’ve been searching for.
The SPACE program at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment is a course that lasts for about 12 sessions. It helps you improve your child’s confidence and capabilities as a parent while expressing empathy for their challenges.
Licensed psychologists coach you to communicate understanding and acceptance of your child’s fears, while having faith in their ability to face and cope with challenges effectively.
You and your provider chart behavior successes and troubleshoot as needed to reduce troublesome childhood behaviors and help your child thrive. You can make changes to your parenting strategies as needed to ensure the best outcome for your child.
To learn more about the exceptional SPACE program at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment and find out if it’s right for your family, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.