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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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Overview / Abstract:

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that reviews the diagnosis, assessment and treatment strategies for OCD.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by intrusive, unwanted, and anxiety-provoking thoughts, images, impulses and rituals that are performed to alleviate the accompanying distress. Because OCD is a heterogeneous disorder with several subtypes, assessing, diagnosing, and treating it can be challenging. Further, the presentation of varying symptoms may be considered to be OC Related Disorders. Being able to make differential diagnoses and treatment recommendations are essential in clinical work with the many patients that present with the spectrum of OC problems. Specific behavioral strategies have been developed and validated in the literature that target the various manifestations of OCD and related disorders.

The first part of the course offers information on the neurobiology, diagnosis and assessment tools, including the various subtypes, and highlights important topics to be taken into consideration during the process. Emotional and cognitive factors are outlined that seem to play important roles in the diagnosis and the course of episodes. The next section is dedicated to describing the clinical factors of and differential aspects of the OC Related Disorders and their prevalence. A case study follows that outlines the precipitating events, assessment, and behavioral treatment of a college student who is struggling to maintain and overcome her OCD. The final section describes effective treatment and coping strategies and augmentations that help to maintain treatment gains.

Course #30-95 | 2017 | 60 pages | 20 posttest questions

Expiration

May 16, 2027

Discipline(s)

Counselor CE, Occupational Therapy CE, Psychology CE, Social Work CE

Format

Online

Cost

39

Credits / Hours

3

Accreditation

APA, NBCC, ASWB, AOTA

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Leslie J. Shapiro, LICSW

Keywords / Search Terms

Professional Development Resources Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCD, OCD CE Course, online CE course, online CEU course, OCD CEUs

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