Today, I received a Facebook update from the International OCD Foundation informing the public that there is a research study involving an online OCD treatment program. This online program is called BT Steps. The point of the study is to determine if patients do better with BT Steps either by itself, or with additional help (such as with a therapist). I'm assuming that the additional help would be given by phone - but I do not know this for sure. There is no cost, and in fact, according to the IOCDF website, those who are part of the study may even get up to $150. If you cannot afford treatment, or if there are no qualified therapists in your area, this may be an opportunity for you to receive some help.
At the IOCDF conference in July, I attended a workshop that was led by the company that created BT Steps. It did appear to me that this online program could have some good possibilities for treatment. I asked the company representatives when the program would be available to the general public, and they estimated that it might be ready sometime in early 2014.
I don't know how many people they need for this research study, but if you are interested, you may want to inquire about it sooner rather than later. Below, I've linked to a YouTube video that was posted by the creators of BT Steps. It explains how the program works. I do not know if the online program in the research study will be exactly like the one in the YouTube video, but the video should at least give you some idea of how BT Steps will most likely work.