The study has been reviewed by the West Midlands – South Birmingham Research Ethics Committee (Ref: 21/WM/0077).
The University of Reading are running a study to support parents/carers to learn techniques to help their child to overcome OCD. You, the therapist, and your child will work together as a team, to use the techniques of CBT to help your child.
This study is relevant to you if your child is aged 5 to 12 years old and your child has OCD or you think your child may have OCD.
What is the purpose of the study?
The University of Reading are conducting a study to see if supporting parents/carers to apply Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT) techniques at home helps to reduce OCD symptoms in children.
What will I be asked to do?
- Attend interviews to see if your child has OCD and some other common difficulties.
- Fill out short weekly questionnaires for 3, 4 or 5 weeks.
- Receive 6 to 8 treatment sessions with a therapist and complete activities at home with your child.
- Attend follow-up interviews to see if your child’s symptoms have reduced.
What will my child be asked to do?
- Your child can attend the interviews with you to help us to understand their experiences of OCD. Your child’s attendance at these interviews is optional.
- Complete activities at home with you.