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Treating OCD, Perfectionism and Related Conditions

12 CE hours 9:00 am - 4:15 pm ET each day - Live Interactive Webinar- REGISTRATION CLOSED

September 28, 2023 to September 29, 2023

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12 CE hours- 9:00 am - 4:15 pm ET each day

Live Interactive Webinar

Seminar Description


Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a prevalent condition, affecting up to 3% of people. Clinical perfectionism is a common feature of OCD, as well as a range of other problems, such as anxiety disorders, depression, and eating disorders, to name a few. This webinar provides step-by-step, evidence-based approaches for treating OCD, perfectionism, and related problems. Participants will learn about the latest approaches to treatment, including psychological treatments, pharmacological approaches, and newer biomedical treatments, such as deep brain stimulation and d-cycloserine.

Most of the webinar will focus on evidence-based psychological approaches to treating OCD and perfectionism. Attendees will learn about cognitive strategies for challenging the beliefs, interpretations, and predictions that help to fuel OCD and perfectionism. Behavioral approaches (e.g., exposure and response prevention, behavioral activation) will also be discussed. The webinar will also cover mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches, which have growing support for both OCD and perfectionism. In addition, participants will learn about how to use motivational interviewing to resolve ambivalence, resistance, and disengagement in therapy, how to provide culturally responsive care, and how to deal with complex cases and comorbidity. Finally, the webinar will discuss the features and treatment of other obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, including hoarding disorder, body-focused repetitive behaviors, body dysmorphic disorder, and illness anxiety.



Objectives: Participants will be able to:
Describe the diagnostic and descriptive features of OCD, perfectionism, and related disorders
Identify biological treatments for OCD
Describe effective cognitive approaches for treating OCD, perfectionism, and related problems 
Identify behavioral approaches for treating OCD and perfectionism 
Describe mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments 
Identify strategies for managing ambivalence, resistance, and disengagement
Identify features and treatments for obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders



Thursday, September 28

9: a.m. OCD and Perfectionism – Descriptive Features, Etiology, and Assessment

· Descriptive features of OCD and related disorders

· Descriptive features of perfectionism

· Etiology of OCD and perfectionism

· Assessment and measurement-based care

10:30 Break

10:45 a.m. Biological Treatments for OCD

· Pharmacological treatments for OCD

· Combining medications and CBT

· Other biomedical treatments for OCD

· Complementary and Alternative Treatments

12:15 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. Introduction to Psychological Treatments

· Psychological treatment for OCD

· Psychological treatment for perfectionism

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 Psychological Strategies for OCD and Perfectionism

· Exposure-based treatments

· Ritual prevention in OCD

4:15 p.m. Adjournment


Friday, September 29

9: a.m.

· Cognitive strategies

· Behavioral activation for perfectionism

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. 

· Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Approaches

· Problem Solving in the Treatment of Perfectionism

· Motivational  Enhancement  Strategies

12:15 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders 

· Hoarding disorder

· Illness anxiety

· Body dysmorphic disorder

· Body-focused repetitive behaviors

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m.  Adapting Treatments

· Culturally responsive treatment

· Challenges in treating OCD

· Treating OCD in children

· Treating OCD in groups

4:15 p.m. Adjournment