Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – understanding OCD and how best to treat it
28th September @ 09:15 - 16:00 BSTGBP145
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.
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…