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Fear of Heaven or Harm - Clarifying the Distinction Between OCD/Anxiety and Doing the Will of G-D

The course will describe a conceptualization of religious OCD that can help clarify for clients and therapists how to address these symptoms. Specifically, the course will focus on differentiating between what aspects of religious behavior are considered OCD and what are actually religious in nature. A case presentation will be included to illustrate the ideas.

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Fear of Heaven or Harm - Clarifying the Distinction Between OCD/Anxiety and Doing the Will of G-D

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$59.99 Member Price:  $49.99 Ezra Cowan, Psy.D

The course will describe a conceptualization of religious OCD that can help clarify for clients and therapists how to address these symptoms. Specifically, the course will focus on differentiating between what aspects of religious behavior are considered OCD and what are actually religious in nature. A case presentation will be included to illustrate the ideas.

About the Presenter

Ezra Cowan holds a doctorate in psychology from Kean University in Union, NJ. He is currently a licensed psychologist in Rockland County, NY where is specializes in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, perfectionism, and misophonia.

This workshop Offers 3 Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is recorded and will not grant live credits.

Fear of Heaven or Harm - Clarifying the Distinction Between OCD/Anxiety and Doing the Will of G-D

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Presenter: Ezra Cowan, Psy.D

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Course Length: 3 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will be able to describe the research related to religious OCD
  2. Participants will be able to describe the conceptualization of religious OCD related to the emphasis of core fear
  3. Attendees will be able to practically implement the tools and techniques in their own practice

This workshop Offers 3 Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is recorded and will not grant live credits.

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The course will describe a conceptualization of religious OCD that can help clarify for clients and therapists how to address these symptoms. Specifically, the course will focus on differentiating between what aspects of religious behavior are considered OCD and what are actually religious in nature. A case presentation will be included to illustrate the ideas.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will be able to describe the research related to religious OCD
  2. Participants will be able to describe the conceptualization of religious OCD related to the emphasis of core fear
  3. Attendees will be able to practically implement the tools and techniques in their own practice

Agenda:

     Review of OCD (15 mins)
        definitions
        phenomenology
        review of subtypes
    Discussion of scrupulosity/moral/religious OCD subtype (10 min)
        How it presents
    Difficulties associated with treatment of religious OCD (25 mins)
        How symptoms may overlap with normative behaviors and rituals
    Reviewing a conceptualization of religious OCD that can help overcome these difficulties 1:10
        learning to distinguish between OCD and normative behavior
    Discussing different subtypes of religious scrupulosity and their therapeutic implications (15 mins)
    Case vignette (25 mins)
    Q&A (20 mins)



This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: intermediate
Level of Clinician: intermediate
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.

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