6-Week Course on Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD With Dr. Caitlin Claggett Woods and Dr. Yue Zhao

This 6-week workshop is focused on introducing the essentials of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Participants will learn how to conceptualise and understand the mechanisms that maintain OCD and practice developing individualized treatment plans. Time will be spent reviewing the principles of exposure with response prevention (ERP), the development of exposure hierarchies for OCD, guidelines for response prevention, the creation of coping scripts for exposure and the role of treatment interfering behaviours in OCD. Experientially-based exercises will be used to reinforce and practice the core therapy skills introduced in each session.  Sessions will last 3 hours (9:00am to 12:00pm). The course will take place on 6 consecutive Fridays from July 26 to August 30, 2019.

What Participants Will Learn

  • Theoretical fundamentals and Principles of Exposure with Response Prevention

  • How to collaboratively conceptualise client problems and develop exposure hierarchies and guidelines for effective exposures

  • Practice with implementing an exposure goal and using model coping scripts

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