Dr Christopher Mogan PhD

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Therapist
  • Researcher
  • Author
  • Educator

News

  • Outpatient Programs

    The Anxiety & OCD Clinic Melbourne has developed a series of innovative Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT) programs for the treatment of Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Hoarding and related disorders. These programs are:
    • Intensive - consists of scheduled 3-hour sessions. The individualised program could include de-cluttering, social anxiety or phobia treatment, or exposure and response prevention for OCD.
    • Group therapy where a number of participants are taught how to apply CBT strategies in their daily life.
    • Individual therapy sessions for up to 1 hour.

    Research

    Brief Clinical Outcome findings for the Intensive Outpatient Program 2012-2013. The Anxiety and OCD Clinic Melbourne team recently examined the effectiveness of the program in 28 patients by assessing the severity of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related symptoms before and after treatment. The findings showed a definite reduction in symptom severity, consistent with the outcomes of leading overseas outpatient clinics. For example, YBOCS average pre-treatment (24.5) and post treatment (15.1) data represent a significant outcome over a 30-hour protocol of exposure therapy. There were similar decreases in depression, stress, and avoidance. Other positive improvements occurred in the management of intrusive thoughts-decrease in frequency and need to suppress, as well as better emotional regulation. This brief clinical outcome study provides strong preliminary evidence that the program is an effective treatment for OCD. The study of the long term effects of the program will be continuous as The Anxiety and OCD Clinic Melbourne collaborates with RMIT University in evaluating the treatment protocol.
  • Hoarding Treatment

    The Anxiety & OCD Clinic Melbourne will continue to offer its specialised De-Clutter and Therapy support team to assist in dealing with difficult hoarding and squalor presentations. This treatment initiative is proving an effective intervention for those clients with complex presentations.
  • Hoarding Therapy Group 

    The Hoarding Therapy Group is held at Suite 6, 140 Church St, Richmond on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
  • BABCP Annual Conference 2018

    Dr Mogan and Dr Blair-West, Consultant Psychiatrist attended the 46th Annual Conference of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Pychotherapies in Glascow in July 2018.
  • Education

    Hoarding and Squalor educational sessions will be offered in Melbourne 2018. Inquires regarding educational sessions can be made by ringing the office.
  • Publications

    Dr Christopher Mogan has written the book 'Overcoming Anxiety for Dummies'. This book offers advice on the different forms of anxiety, practical strategies for changing your thinking to avoid panic attacks, and much more. If anxiety is interfering with your everyday life, or affecting your friends and family this book is for you! Available in print and ebook formats. You can purchase the book by ringing The Anxiety Clinic office on 9420 1424 or online au.wiley.com