Therapist guided, parent led ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for preadolescent children with OCD

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The study has been reviewed by the West Midlands – South Birmingham Research Ethics Committee (Ref: 21/WM/0077).


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A study looking at therapist guided, parent led, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Preadolescent Children with OCD

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.


For further details please download the advert below, visit or contact Chloe Chessell at

Download the research participant information sheet (82 kb)


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