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This episode is with Charles Brady, PhD, ABPP, Clinical Director of Outpatient Services and Staff Psychologist at the Lindner Center of HOPE in Ohio. He is also an OCD/CBT Psychotherapist and Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Psychiatry, where he has been for more than 25 years.

Dr. Brady earned his Doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina and completed his post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He also has completed advanced training in the treatment of OCD and OCD-spectrum disorders through the Behavior Therapy Institute. Dr. Brady is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Dr. Brady is a regional expert in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder and has made numerous presentations regarding the treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders.

Three main topics with Dr. Brady:

1.In the treatment of OCD, oftentimes a patient will have to experience discomfort as they are exposed to the thing or things that cause them anxiety. Using this as a metaphor, we first discuss Dr. Brady’s experience as a leader and how being a leader often means doing what’s uncomfortable.

2.Secondly, we discuss how treating OCD can be challenging for therapists and caregivers because you have to be willing to invite someone to suffer in your presence. Dr. Brady discusses with us the ways he creates safe partnerships with patients to help them build courage and embrace change.

3.And lastly, Dr. Brady gives us an overview of the best treatments currently available for OCD and what research we should all be aware of coming up in the field.