Behavioral Medicine Experts Discuss Encopresis Treatments

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Soiling Solutions encopresis treatmentsOur blog is a place to read about encopresis treatments, issues, resources, and more. Our site has been so attacked by spammers that we have had to shut down our comments’ feature. Professionals or parents are welcome to submit a blog post by writing to DrC at

Your specific questions about encopresis are invited for answers to be posted on our Q&A page at Please check back on some of the past questions and answers.  We will maintain your anonymity without names or very specific locations, but need some basic information about your child’s age, sex, and history that are relevant. Do not be shy, this is a very isolating and vexing chronic disorder that needs to be confronted for your whole family’s well-being! You will be helping other readers who will benefit from your questions and our answers.

Day or night enuresis may well be a complication of encopresis. Your questions about enuresis are also invited.  I was once introduced at the then world’s largest bedwetting clinic at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia as “…America’s leading Pyssologist.” I was proud of that title then and now some 37 years later.

Please send in your questions using the form at

A Survey of Parents On Their Childrens’ Response to Treatment

Here is another way of looking at the results of my Soiling Solutions® protocol. I created a 31 question, mostly qualitative “impressionistic” based survey in early 2014. The survey was sent out via email to all 447 parents that were sent the manual 6 months to 2 years earlier with a
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An inspirational account by a 19-year old woman about Soiling Solutions (SS).

Here is a guest blog by an articulate 19 year old Midwestern young woman whose family confronted her at age 15 years with the Soiling Solutions protocol using suppositories and enemas (S&E) in its daily “Power Hour”. It took a unique, strong, and loving family to do what they had
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A Parent-Child Communication Mismatch in Dealing with Encopresis?

It is not uncommon for me to encounter parents at complete loggerheads with their child’s constant soiling. It is so very OBVIOUS: the smell, the visual evidence, his holding behavior, and refusal to sit and use the bathroom. So, it is logical to visually and verbally point this out t
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A Psychology 101 Classical Conditioning Explanation for Treating Encopresis.

The Power of Classical Conditioning: The Soiling Solutions protocol for encopresis is often viewed negatively because of its reliance on suppositories and enemas. In addition, its theoretical rationale is based on a scientific theory which is quite behavioristic. This is often put dow
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A Leading Specialist for an Internationally Recognized Bowel Management Program Is Moving

Marc Levitt, MD, director of the Colorectal Center at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Ohio has led a remarkable monthly, week-long outpatient bowel management program that has gained international recognition. Typically bowel management programs dealing with children are operate
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Very Early Signs of the Twilight Zone for Holding in Children: To Treat or Not to Treat?

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Toilet Training Conflict and the Onset of Encopresis

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The Presence of Peeing and Pooping Problems in Our Schools.

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A Psychologist Trains the Brain to Treat Encopresis

Views from Above and Below: A psychologist may diagnose and treat encopresis under their scope of practice.  A physician should rule out the presence of physical causes for the presence of fecal soiling in children over age four years. The physician may proceed with treatment typicall
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