Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
– understanding OCD and how best to treat it
This workshop takes an in-depth look at OCD and focuses on practical and effective methods of treatment. It also highlights the lesser known forms of OCD and shows how we can prevent early signs of OCD from developing further…
Excellent content and practical applications for treating OCDPeta Dunn, GP
Why take this course
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is not only distressing for sufferers but for their family members and friends too. Contrary to the popular view of OCD as being harmless over-cleanliness or simply checking things over and over again, people living with OCD experience a high level of anxiety – and the condition can damage their relationships, social and work lives, and physical health.
Many sufferers are ashamed of their problem and hide it. Sometimes therapists fail to recognise the rarer forms of OCD and therefore fail to offer effective treatment. And many people with milder forms of OCD do not realise that they can be helped, and do not seek help until their condition becomes much more severe.
This workshop offers an in-depth look at OCD in all its guises and focuses on practical and effective methods of treatment – OCD recovery is possible in most cases.
The day is interactive and includes demonstration videos of therapy sessions, short video clips, in-depth discussions and case studies.
The films of the therapy sessions and the video of dealing with intrusive thoughts were particularly usefulSchool nurse
What will you learn
- New information that will enable you to help OCD sufferers more effectively
- A better understanding of OCD, what it is and how it develops
- The ability to recognise the less familiar types of OCD – these are often missed by both client and therapist
- An effective 4-step method for treating OCD
- New ways to help people overcome their compulsive tendencies
- Illuminating video clips of OCD sufferers describing their experience
- Helpful ways parents and educators can prevent signs of OCD in children and teenagers from developing further
- The important role of guided imagery in treatment and why it improves success rates
- How to separate the person from their OCD
- ‘Pure O’ – we look at ‘purely obsessional’ OCD, where people experience distressing intrusive thoughts without any external signs of compulsions
- The chance to observe effective therapy for OCD and discuss case studies
- How obsessive compulsive disorder fits with other psychological conditions – and with autism
- What to do when OCD symptoms are firmly entrenched
- The opportunity to discuss some of your own cases with a highly knowledgeable tutor
- How to handle challenging cases successfully and more…
The ‘Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – understanding OCD and how best to treat it’ course starts at 9.30am and runs until 4.00pm.
Who is this course suitable for?
- Anyone who works with, lives with, teaches or treats people suffering from OCD, or who thinks they may have OCD but isn’t sure
- Psychotherapists, counsellors, health and social care professionals, mental health and wellbeing professionals, educators, school counsellors, individuals working in a variety of capacities in any number of organisations who are looking for OCD training for professionals
- Anyone who has family members or friends who suffer from OCD would also benefit from this course – it contains essential, practical information about how to help OCD sufferers
- The day is also valuable for anyone struggling to deal with their own obsessive thoughts or actions
Please Note: This course is not a substitute for individual therapy
- Compulsive checking
- Contamination / Mental Contamination
- Symmetry and ordering
- Ruminations / Intrusive thoughts (Pure O)
- HOCD – Homosexual OCD
- POCD – Paedophile OCD / Prenatal and postpartum OCD
- and more
Very useful, enjoyable course. Well presented, informal and interactive. I am looking forward to implementing what I've learnt.Emily Saunders, GP
A very knowledgeable tutor, I learnt a lot – plenty of helpful suggestions to try and has given me a much better idea about what’s going on for my daughter.Mother
Lots of tools to take away and use with my clients – very practical and comprehensiveHypnotherapist