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Understanding and Managing Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder:
Diagnosis and Treatment

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a prevalent mental health condition that affects numerous individuals. Unfortunately, many individuals struggling with OCD are frequently misdiagnosed and may receive treatments that are incongruent with their specific needs. This professional workshop seeks to provide a thorough examination of OCD diagnostics and differential diagnostics, enabling attendees to better identify and address this complex disorder.

The workshop will commence with an in-depth exploration of the OCD cycle, encompassing obsessions, anxiety, compulsive behaviors, and the subsequent short-term relief that reinforces the cycle. By understanding these fundamental components, participants will gain valuable insights into the disorder's underlying mechanisms, thus facilitating more accurate diagnoses.

Moreover, this workshop will delve into the numerous common themes and compulsions frequently encountered in OCD cases. This in-depth exploration aims to equip attendees with the knowledge necessary for a more informed and precise diagnostic learning process.

Central to the workshop's focus will be an overview of psychotherapeutic treatment approaches, with a particular emphasis on the highly effective Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) technique. Attendees will receive an understanding of the theoretical foundations underpinning ERP, allowing them to appreciate its potency in OCD management.

By attending this workshop, mental health professionals will acquire practical tools and knowledge vital for accurately diagnosing OCD, distinguishing it from other conditions, and implementing evidence-based psychotherapeutic strategies like ERP to guide their clients towards a path of recovery. The workshop presenter, an expert in the field, will offer valuable insights and clinical experience, ensuring a valuable and enriching learning experience for all participants.

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Understanding and Managing Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder:
Diagnosis and Treatment

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$39.99 Member Price:  $19.99 Charles Sender, LCSW

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a prevalent mental health condition that affects numerous individuals. Unfortunately, many individuals struggling with OCD are frequently misdiagnosed and may receive treatments that are incongruent with their specific needs. This professional workshop seeks to provide a thorough examination of OCD diagnostics and differential diagnostics, enabling attendees to better identify and address this complex disorder.

The workshop will commence with an in-depth exploration of the OCD cycle, encompassing obsessions, anxiety, compulsive behaviors, and the subsequent short-term relief that reinforces the cycle. By understanding these fundamental components, participants will gain valuable insights into the disorder's underlying mechanisms, thus facilitating more accurate diagnoses.

Moreover, this workshop will delve into the numerous common themes and compulsions frequently encountered in OCD cases. This in-depth exploration aims to equip attendees with the knowledge necessary for a more informed and precise diagnostic learning process.

Central to the workshop's focus will be an overview of psychotherapeutic treatment approaches, with a particular emphasis on the highly effective Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) technique. Attendees will receive an understanding of the theoretical foundations underpinning ERP, allowing them to appreciate its potency in OCD management.

By attending this workshop, mental health professionals will acquire practical tools and knowledge vital for accurately diagnosing OCD, distinguishing it from other conditions, and implementing evidence-based psychotherapeutic strategies like ERP to guide their clients towards a path of recovery. The workshop presenter, an expert in the field, will offer valuable insights and clinical experience, ensuring a valuable and enriching learning experience for all participants.

About the Presenter

Charles Chaim Sender, LCSW is a Psychotherapist in private practice where he provides psychotherapy as well as clinical supervision and professional development for mental health professionals. Over the last two decades he has directed and developed several mental health centers including the provision of staff development in ensuring client centered programming and the development of treatment planing that reflect and ensure a client centered approach. He works with people who struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Anxiety.

This workshop Offers 2 Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is recorded and will not grant live credits.

Understanding and Managing Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder:
Diagnosis and Treatment

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Presenter: Charles Sender, LCSW

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Course Length: 2 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the diagnostic process for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), including the ability to identify key components of the OCD cycle, such as obsessions, anxiety, compulsive behaviors, and short-term relief.
  2. Enhance proficiency in recognizing common themes and compulsions characteristic of OCD, enabling participants to effectively differentiate OCD from other mental health conditions through systematic analysis and evaluation.
  3. Acquire knowledge of evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches, with a primary focus on Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), to equip participants with the skills necessary to design and implement effective treatment plans for individuals with OCD, promoting successful management and recovery.

This workshop Offers 2 Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is recorded and will not grant live credits.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a prevalent mental health condition that affects numerous individuals. Unfortunately, many individuals struggling with OCD are frequently misdiagnosed and may receive treatments that are incongruent with their specific needs. This professional workshop seeks to provide a thorough examination of OCD diagnostics and differential diagnostics, enabling attendees to better identify and address this complex disorder.

The workshop will commence with an in-depth exploration of the OCD cycle, encompassing obsessions, anxiety, compulsive behaviors, and the subsequent short-term relief that reinforces the cycle. By understanding these fundamental components, participants will gain valuable insights into the disorder's underlying mechanisms, thus facilitating more accurate diagnoses.

Moreover, this workshop will delve into the numerous common themes and compulsions frequently encountered in OCD cases. This in-depth exploration aims to equip attendees with the knowledge necessary for a more informed and precise diagnostic learning process.

Central to the workshop's focus will be an overview of psychotherapeutic treatment approaches, with a particular emphasis on the highly effective Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) technique. Attendees will receive an understanding of the theoretical foundations underpinning ERP, allowing them to appreciate its potency in OCD management.

By attending this workshop, mental health professionals will acquire practical tools and knowledge vital for accurately diagnosing OCD, distinguishing it from other conditions, and implementing evidence-based psychotherapeutic strategies like ERP to guide their clients towards a path of recovery. The workshop presenter, an expert in the field, will offer valuable insights and clinical experience, ensuring a valuable and enriching learning experience for all participants.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the diagnostic process for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), including the ability to identify key components of the OCD cycle, such as obsessions, anxiety, compulsive behaviors, and short-term relief.
  2. Enhance proficiency in recognizing common themes and compulsions characteristic of OCD, enabling participants to effectively differentiate OCD from other mental health conditions through systematic analysis and evaluation.
  3. Acquire knowledge of evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches, with a primary focus on Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), to equip participants with the skills necessary to design and implement effective treatment plans for individuals with OCD, promoting successful management and recovery.

Agenda:

120 Minutes Total

1-5 minutes:   Introduction

6-13 minutes:  DSM 5 criteria for OCD

13-15 minutes:  Prevalence of OCD

14-19 minutes: Other disorders confused with OCD

20-25 minutes:  OCD cycle and operant conditioning Model of OCD

26 -56 minutes:  Common Obsessions in OCD

57 -88 minutes:  Common Compulsions in OCD

89 -109 minutes:  Basics of treatment of OCD

110 -120 minutes:  Conclusion and Q and A



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.


  • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program. These credits are also accepted by the Maryland Boards for Professional Counselors, Psychology, and Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals, and many other states and disciplines

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