Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Best Practices for Psychological Treatment

This On Demand Webinar is 3 hours (plus 1.5 hours of bonus content). Registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year
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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common condition associated with unwanted thoughts, images, or urges (obsessions) and repeated behaviours aimed at reducing anxiety, neutralizing obsessions, or preventing danger (compulsions). This seminar provides an overview of cognitive and behavioural strategies for treating OCD. Participants will learn about the theoretical foundations, empirical evidence, and practical application of well-established behavioural approaches (e.g., exposure and response prevention) and cognitive approaches (e.g., experiments, cognitive restructuring), including new and emerging thinking on how to use these strategies to get the most benefit possible. Participants will also learn about acceptance and mindfulness-based approaches for OCD as well as strategies for enhancing client motivation and engagement. The seminar will discuss the evidence concerning key treatment decisions and modalities (e.g., group vs. individual treatment; teletherapy; combining CBT with medication; intensive treatments; clinician-supported self-help, etc.).We will also discuss special considerations of cognitive strategies for treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will receive a detailed list of resources. Participants will receive a detailed list of resources.

By the end of this training, attendees will be better able to—

  • describe evidence-based behavioural strategies for treating OCD, such as exposure and response prevention
  • describe cognitive strategies for treating OCD, such as cognitive restructuring and experiments
  • describe strategies for adapting psychological treatments for OCD during COVID-19

Dr. Martin M. Antony is professor in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University and provincial clinical and training lead for the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program. 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 a past president of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He has published 33 books and over 300 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 the CBC, Chatelaine Magazine, CNN, CTV, the Globe and Mail, National Post, New York Times, O (Oprah) Magazine, Prevention Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Scientific American Mind, Toronto Star, USA Today, Washington Post, and many others.  Learn more at https://martinantony.com


TimeTopic Covered
1st hour
  • Overview of OCD, Psychological Treatment of OCD, Exposure and Ritual Prevention (part 1)
2nd hour
  • Exposure and Ritual Prevention (part 2), cognitive strategies, adapting treatment for COVID-19
15 Minute Break
3rd hour
  • Mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments, strategies for enhancing motivation, adaptations of treatment (e.g., group vs. individual, combining CBT with medications, internet-based treatments, self-help approaches, etc.)

This training offers 3 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Live Broadcast Attendees

Webinar attendance by participants is automatically tracked, documented and archived for future reference. Upon confirming you have attended 100% of the webinar and upon completion of a course evaluation, you will be issued a certificate of participation (see below).

For Attendees of On Demand/Recorded Version

If you cannot verify 100% attendance of the Live Broadcast or if you are watching the On Demand/recorded version of this webinar, you will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance.

For US Participants

Instructions on how to obtain your Certificate of Attendance showing the hours completed will be distributed either following the Live Broadcast or with On-Demand registration (On-Demand participants must pass a post-webinar attendance quiz).  A CE package will be available which includes the full webinar description and details, the speaker’s CV and references.

For Canadian and International participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation which features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

For general information about Continuing Education for Canadians and International participants, please click here.  

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals including:

  • social workers
  • counsellors
  • psychologists
  • psychiatrists
  • medical professionals supporting mental health patients
  • psychotherapists
  • mental health counsellors
  • marriage and family therapists and counsellors
  • occupational therapists
  • vocational rehabilitation therapists
  • addiction counsellors
  • religious counsellors
  • therapists
  • case managers
  • art therapists
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices
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