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2018 Pre-Congress Workshop 8: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Jun 25, 2018 01:00PM
Palais des congrès de Montréal

Presented by: Eilenna Denisoff, Noah Lazar
Sponsored by: Clinical Psychology
Continuing Education Credits: 3.25



CPA/IAAP Members: $195.00 + GST + QST 

Non-Members: $275.00 + GST + QST

CPA/IAAP Student Affiliates: $125.00 + GST + QST

Delegate categories will be as per the World Bank Economic Categories:

  • Category A = Higher-income economies (GNI per capita: $12,236 or more)
  • Category B = Upper-middle-income economies (GNI per capita: $3,956 to $12,235)
  • Category C = Lower-middle-income economies (GNI per capita: $1,006 to $3,955)
                           & Low-income economies (GNI per capita: $1,005 or less)

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If you are a Non-Canadian Resident residing in a Category B or C country, please click here.

Duration: Half Day (13:00 – 16:30)
Target Audience: Clinicians, graduate students, and psychology residents/interns.
Skill/Difficulty Level: Intermediate Level

Workshop Description:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a first-line and gold-standard treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  CBT treatment for OCD is highly behavioural, focusing on exposing clients to obsessive thoughts, while modifying and eliminating their compulsive behaviours. In this workshop, we will focus on CBT conceptualizations for multiple presentations of OCD, such as obsessions and compulsions related to contamination, checking, counting, and disturbing images and urges.  We will describe and demonstrate cognitive techniques to challenge obsessional thinking, as well as the utility of compulsive behaviour.  Exposure and response prevention, as well as behavioural experiments, will also be described.  Common difficulties in treatment, including working with obsessional thoughts where there are no obvious compulsive behaviours, will also be discussed.  The workshop will consist of a didactic presentation that will be supplemented with case examples and role play exercises.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the CBT conceptualization for OCD
  2. Describe cognitive restructuring techniques for obsessional thoughts
  3. Describe exposure and response prevention techniques for compulsive behaviours
  4. Describe techniques for working with difficult clinical issues