This course is a live, interactive webinar held on Friday, January 19, from 10am-5pm Eastern Standard Time.
Registration closes at midnight (EST) the day before the event
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition characterized by obsessions (repetitive, intrusive, and distressing thoughts) and compulsions (repetitive behaviors or mental acts performed in response to the obsessions) that has a profound impact on functioning and quality of life. While much of the internal process of OCD is unseen or hidden, it is important for clinicians to understand the etiological factors that influence the development and maintenance of OCD. As OCD often co-occurs with other mental health conditions, it can be useful to learn how to differentiate the myriad of symptoms of OCD from other disorders with overlapping symptom presentations.
This presentation will provide a review of the literature surrounding the etiological and environmental risk factors for the development of OCD, as well as the maintenance of its symptoms. Direct guidance on early intervention and how to best educate clients and their loved ones on the condition, as well as key management strategies, will also be provided. Assessment tools, strategies for clinical interviews, and diagnostic criteria will be explored, including an opportunity for participants to practice differential diagnosis using complex case examples.
Schedule: (listed in Eastern Standard Time)
- 10:00 am - 10:50 am Lecture
- 10:50 am - 11:00 am Q&A
- 11:00 am - 11:05 am Break
- 11:05 am - 11:50 am Lecture
- 11:50 am - 12:00 pm Q&A
- 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm Break
- 12:05 pm - 12:50 pm Lecture
- 12:50 pm - 1:00 pm Q&A
- 1:00 pm - 1:40 pm Lunch
- 1:40 pm - 2:30 pm Lecture
- 2:30 pm - 2:40 pm Q&A
- 2:40 pm - 2:45 pm Break
- 2:45 pm - 3:40 pm Lecture
- 3:40 pm - 3:50 pm Q&A
- 3:50 pm - 3:55 pm Break
- 3:55 pm - 4:50 pm Lecture
- 4:50 pm - 5:00 pm Q&A
Upon completion of this training, professionals will be able to do the following:
- Discuss the heritability of OCD.
- List at least two environmental factors that impact the development of OCD.
- Identify the diagnostic criteria for OCD, including rule-outs for the condition.
- Assess clients for overlapping symptom presentations and differentiate OCD from other diagnoses.
Melanie Smith, PhD, LMHC, CEDS-S
Melanie Smith, PhD, LMHC, CEDS-S, is the Director of Training for The Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders. In this role, she provides ongoing training, supervision and consultation to clinicians across disciplines for the purpose of continually assessing and improving competence in the treatment of eating disorders.
Dr. Smith is co-author of The Renfrew Unified Treatment for Eating Disorders and Comorbidity Therapist Guide and Workbook (Oxford University Press), is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and Approved Supervisor, and is a Certified Therapist and Trainer for the Unified Protocol for the Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP).
In addition to her work with the Renfrew Center, Dr. Smith maintains a telehealth private practice specializing in the supervision and consultation of registered mental health counselor interns (Florida) and individuals seeking eating disorder specialist certification through the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp).
6 CE hours
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The OCD Counseling Certificate program consists of three courses:
- Etiology, Assessment and Diagnosis of OCD
- Evidence-Based Treatments for OCD
- Special Consideration: Trauma-Informed, Individualized and Culturally Sensitive Treatment for OCD
Successful completion of each course will earn participants the OCD Counseling Certificate (OCDCC)
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- login and access the direct link to the webinar through your account
- your attendance is marked automatically when you use the direct link and attend fully
- complete a post-test with a passing score of 80% or higher (which can be retaken until passed), and complete a course evaluation
- collect your certificate of completion on your account after steps 1-3 are completed
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Attendance is recorded when you use the direct link provided on the course page located under My Courses. An evaluation must be completed within one week of the event. Continuing Education credit(s) cannot be issued unless attendance is recorded and the evaluation is submitted.
Partial CE credits are not possible; therefore you are required to be present throughout the event in order to receive CE credits.
Respect all other participants during the event as though you would if you were sitting with the other attendees at a conference table:
- Dress appropriately
- Be in a private location void of distractions
- Do not multitask
- Do not drive during an event
- Remain on mute unless you are sharing with the group
Closed captioning is offered for all live webinar participants.
This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.
This is a live, interactive webinar