In this class, participants will be introduced to the diagnosis of OCD and major treatment strategies, drawing from CBT, ERP (Exposure Therapy), and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). Through this interactive live webinar, participants will learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of OCD, particularly less well-known manifestations, explore the behavioral mechanisms that maintain these symptoms and learn the basic tenets of effective treatment modalities for OCD and how to apply them as well as common obstacles to OCD treatment and methods of addressing them. This course will incorporate didactics, live discussion and case examples and formulations as tools for instruction.

Class Objectives Include
  - Define OCD including explanation of diagnostic criteria, differential diagnosis, types and features of OCD, comorbidity and related disorders                                                        

- Describe causes of OCD including the etiology and the Maintenance Model               

- Explain and identify treatments for OCD including, psychodynamic and cognitive therapies, Exposure Therapy (ERP), Inhibitory Learning Model and Acceptance and Commitment Recognize special considerations involved in treating OCD Therapy (ACT)              

-  Recognize special considerations involved in treating OCD

*This class is suitable for all levels of practitioners and providers of mental health including Psych, LMSW, LCSW, LMFT, LCAT, LMHC, LP and related fields. 

Led by Steve Weissman, PhD

Co-Founder, NYCCBT

Dr. Steve Weissman

Dr. Steve Weissman has spent 16 years in private practice working with people struggling to improve their lives by reclaiming the hours spent worrying, obsessing, repeating things over and over, or feeling stuck and demoralized by how hard everything seems to be. He is an expert in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), related conditions such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and Hoarding Disorder, social anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, and other forms of anxiety. He is also an experienced DBT therapist, integrating the mindfulness and emotion regulation aspects of DBT with effective approaches to OCD and anxiety. Steve completed his undergraduate degree at Cornell University, his doctorate at St. John's University, and his post-doctoral fellowship in clinical child psychology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Information - Helping Your Clients Break Free from OCD

    • Instructor Information - Requirements - Rules - Refunds - Policies

  2. 2
    • References For Helping Your Clients Break Free from OCD

    • Powerpoint & Handout For Helping Your Clients Break Free from OCD

  3. 3
    • Information to Keep

  4. 4
    • Helping Your Clients Break Free from OCD

  5. 5
    • Posttest For Helping Your Clients Break Free from OCD

  6. 6
    • Survey Scale

    • Course Evaluation For Helping Your Clients Break Free from OCD