Definition by Carol Hevia, Psy.D., reproduced with permission from International OCD Foundation.
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self-directed exposure and response prevention
Once you have learned to effectively block rituals with the assistance of a behavioral coach, you will practice your ERP on your own, with very little help. This task is much more difficult because you must resist your rituals when triggered and there is no one to hold you accountable or help you motivate yourself to resist.