Psychological Treatment of OCD – Best Practices and Recent Advances

Prof. Martin Antony, Psychologist

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a common condition associated with unwanted thoughts, images, or urges and repeated behaviours aimed at reducing anxiety or preventing danger

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  • 5h of continuing education
  • 34 lessons that last from 5 to 15 minutes each
  • 1 certificate of achievement
  • 1 PowerPoint
  • 1 bibliography
  • 1 course evaluation
  • 4 months unlimited access
  • 7-day money back guarantee

Overview

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common condition associated with unwanted thoughts, images, or urges (obsessions) and repeated behaviours aimed at reducing anxiety or preventing danger (compulsions). Unfortunately, clinicians are often not up to date with best treatment practices for this condition. Clinicians need to know about the theoretical foundations and practical application of well-established behavioural approaches (e.g., exposure and response prevention) and cognitive approaches (e.g., experiments, cognitive restructuring), as well as emerging acceptance and mindfulness-based approaches. Assessment strategies will also be reviewed.

About the expert

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Martin M. Antony is professor in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University, provincial clinical lead for the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program, and president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Previously, he was founding director of both the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic and the Psychology Residency Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and previously served as president of the Canadian Psychological Association. He has published over 30 books and over 250 scientific articles and chapters in areas related to cognitive behavior therapy and anxiety-related disorders. He has given more than 425 presentations to audiences across four continents, and has been interviewed, featured, or quoted more than 450 times in various print, radio, television, and online media outlets, including CBC, CNN, Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, New York Times, Washington Post, Scientific American Mind, and many others.

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Learning objectives

  1. Describe best practices in the assessment of OCD
  2. Describe evidence-based behavioural strategies for treating OCD, such as exposure and response prevention
  3. Describe effective cognitive strategies for treating OCD, such as cognitive restructuring and experiments
  4. Describe emerging mindfulness and acceptance-based strategies for OCD and strategies for resolving ambivalence, promoting engagement, and dealing with treatment-interfering behaviours

Learning material

A theoretical course illustrated with clinical examples. This course is composed of videos of 5 to 15 minutes each. The PowerPoint of the course to download.

Content

  • PowerPoint
  • 1. Presentation
  • 2. Overview of OCD
  • 3. Problems that are not classifies as OCD-related
  • 4. Other features of OCD
  • 5. Comorbidity
  • 6. Gender, culture and others
  • 7. Etiology of OCD
  • 8. Cognitive model of OCD
  • 9. Factors in OCD
  • 10. Assessment of OCD
  • 11. Psychological treatment of OCD
  • 12. Presenting the treatment
  • 13. Exposure to fear
  • 14. Safety behaviors
  • 15. Variability and retrieval cues
  • 16. Other recommendations
  • 17. Imaginal exposure
  • 18. Ritual prevention
  • 19. Respond to request for reassurance
  • 20. Sample treatment plans
  • 21. Trouble shooting
  • 22. Treating OCD and autism
  • 23. Adapting treatment for Covid-19
  • 24. Cognitive strategies
  • 25. Questions on cognitives strategies
  • 26. Behavioral experiments
  • 27. Other cognitive strategies
  • 28. Treating OCD in groups
  • 29. Mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments
  • 30. Concerns about treatment
  • 31. Motivational Enhancement for OCD
  • 32. Adapting CBT for OCD in children
  • 33. Comparing and combining CBT and medication
  • 34. Additional recommended readings
  • Bibliography


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Audience

Cette formation s'adresse à tous les professionnels du médico-social.

Registration

  • 5h of continuing education
  • 34 lessons that last from 5 to 15 minutes each
  • 1 certificate of achievement
  • 1 PowerPoint
  • 1 bibliography
  • 1 course evaluation
  • 4 months unlimited access
  • 7-day money back guarantee

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