Rumination in the context of OCD, anxiety & depression is often conceptualized as an automatic & intrusive psychological experience for which there is little relief beyond distraction, mindfulness etc. Dr. Michael Greenberg, clinical psychologist and Director of OCD Associates, has re-framed rumination as a compulsion which is amenable to treatment via a number of specific techniques. In this conversation we cover:
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Dr. Michael Greenberg is a licensed clinical psychologist and the director of OCD Associates, a national telehealth practice specializing in Rumination-Focused ERP. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he trained in both Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy. He completed specialized training in CBT for anxiety disorders and OCD at Mount Sinai Hospital, and in the treatment of personality disorders and serious mental illness at Nassau University Medical Center. He completed post-doctoral training at Terrap, one of the oldest and best established CBT centers on Long Island. He is licensed in New York, California, and Virginia.