Sep 17, 2021
On today's podcast I chat with Alessio Rizzo and Robert Fox about having hope when treating and living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Alessio is a fully accredited Gestalt psychotherapist in the UK and a psychotherapy lecturer. He is a Level 3 IFS therapist and has been a PA for Derek Scott on the Stepping Out Program. He is working towards his IFS certification.
Rob is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who practices in Woburn, Massachusetts. He is a IFS level 3 trained and Certified and an EMDR Certified Therapist. He presented at the 2018 IFS Conference on the topic of treating OCD with IFS Therapy. He was a guest on the IFS Talks podcast about his own personal challenges with OCD and what helped him.
Listen to the episode here:
A Talk with Robert Fox on OCD type Parts | IFS (internalfamilysystems.pt)
Here is an outline of this episode- all times are ish:
- 11 - Their stories and their passion for OCD
-18 - Other tx modalities (ERP is Exposure Response Prevention)
- 24- Trauma and suffering as an invisible and consistent occurrence
- 26- Rob's personal story and Alessio's metaphor (Drop of water on a hard rock)
- 35- Frederick Penzel OCD workbook.
- 37- Recognizing patterns for OCD: repressed anger, a lot of shame, no witnessing adult, shame about OCD.
*OCD parts need to be a powerful enough distraction to keep you away from intense shame
39- Their upcoming workshop (link below- November 27, 2021)
45- Lack of availability of OCD therapists and treatment, Stigma of OCD
To sign up for the OCD workshop:
IFS & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Sistemas de la Familia Interna (institutoifs.com)
To connect with Alessio:
To connect with Robert:
Home: Family Therapy | Couples Therapy | Woburn, MA 01801 (jobstresssolutions.com)
To connect with me:
Home - The One Inside-by Tammy Sollenberger