My 13 year old child with contamination OCD is unwilling to participate in therapy. We are using space therapy but otherwise making no progress. Her habits are hardwired. E.g., wearing a sweatshirt every day to school - even if 100 degrees) to use the sleeves to touch anything, (wearing a pad in underwear in case the preferred toilet is unavailable and she can't wait).
First question: I would like to require that she participate in the Crushing OCD Class for Kids & Teens provided by Natasha Daniels. It is online and my child would watch 13 short videos (ranging from 2-25 min). I am willing to watch with her or let her watch alone at her pace. Two options: I could either 1) require she watch one if she'd like any screen time each day; or 2) reward her for watching one by giving her extra screen time. Any thoughts on pros/cons or other ideas?
Second question: Her scout troop is going on a 2 night overnight and focusing on oceanography merit badge. They will study and perform tasks related to the ocean and then watch a fun movie with an ocean theme. My child's OCD prevents her from wanting to see/touch/talk about the ocean in any way. Tonight she will find out that this weekend's campout has an ocean theme and she will be overwhelmed. Do I give her a pass on this weekend's campout? Do I offer an award if she is able to get through it but promise to pick her up early if she can't last the whole time? Do I say "you can handle it" and if she doesn't go then no screen time the weekend or following week? Thanks for any input.