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OCD news relevant for Health Professionals - Please also check our calendar of OCD events and workshops for Health Professionals.

Workshop: OCD 2 Day Masterclass

CBT Psychology Training Masterclass
This event is independent of OCD-UK. We provide this listing for information purposes only and is not necessarily an endorsement for the event.

 

This event is run by CBT Psychology Training and approved by the BPS for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Empirically validated methods of CBT, underpinned by a humanistic value base. Clinical demonstration with 'client' played by professional actor & service user experiences.

Location: London
Date: 8-9 Dec 2015
Presented by: Dr Heather Sequeira.
Cost: £65

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Workshop: Stress, Anxiety and Signs of OCD in Children and Young People

This event is independent of OCD-UK. We provide this listing for information purposes only and is not necessarily an endorsement for the event.

 

Evening workshop for parents, carers and concerned professionals dealing with children and young people struggling with stress, anxiety and OCD-type behaviours. A not-for-profit event by the Healthcare On Demand team.

Location: Healthcare on Demand - Eastgate Gardens, Guildford, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4AZ. (Click for directions).
Date: Tuesday 12th May, 17.30- 21.00.
Presenter: Led by Dr Lucy Hale (CPsychol, BPS Chartered Clinical Psychologist, HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist)
Workshop Cost: £30 with proceeds being donated to OCD-UK.
Booking Information: Click to visit Healthcare on Demand website.

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Antipsychotic augmentation in SSRI treatment refractory OCD

In 2006, the National Institute of Clinical and Health Excellence (NICE) guidelines for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) recommended anti-psychotics as a class for SSRI treatment resistant OCD. Since then there as been much discussion and controversy around the effectiveness of anti-psychotics medications for the treatment of OCD, with one research project suggesting they were ineffective, faring little better than a placebo.

In a more recent research trial led by Dr David Veale, a research trial aimed to systematically review and conduct a meta-analysis on the clinical effectiveness of atypical anti-psychotics augmenting an SSRI. Two studies found aripiprazole and risperidone can for some be effective in the short-term for those who failed to respond to previous treatment with CBT and SSRI medications. The trial found that risperidone and aripiprazole can be used cautiously at a low dose as an augmentation agent in non-responders to SSRIs and CBT but should be monitored at 4 weeks to determine efficacy.

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Workshop: Difficult to treat? Not anymore! Cognitive therapy for OCD

Charlie Waller Institute - Click to Enlarge

This event is independent of OCD-UK. We provide this listing for information purposes only and is not necessarily an endorsement for the event.

 

This Conference will be of interest to any mental health professional working with patients affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Location: Local to Reading
Date: Wednesday 22 April 2015
Presented by: Professor Adam Radomsky, Concordia University, Canada.
Cost: £130 including lunch
Workshop Flyer: Workshop Flyer

Attendees will learn about cognitive case formulation, the importance of ongoing assessment, and specific therapeutic intervention techniques, all following from cognitive models of OCD. The workshop will include experiential, didactic, and group exercises. There will be opportunities for role play and/or the discussion of your own cases.

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Workshop: Low intensity interventions for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (for PWPs)

Charlie Waller Institute - Click to Enlarge

This event is independent of OCD-UK. We provide this listing for information purposes only and is not necessarily an endorsement for the event.

 

This event is specifically for PWPs working with patients affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Location: University of Reading
Date: Monday 23 March 2015 (9.30 – 12.30)
Presented by: Alison Campbell, Allan Laville and Jenny Lam
Cost: £65
Workshop Flyer: Workshop Flyer

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CADAT Workshop - Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

CADAT workshop
This event is independent of OCD-UK. We provide this listing for information purposes only and is not necessarily an endorsement for the event.

 

This conference is suitable for all those who are interested in working with patients suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Location: Central London
Date: Monday 20th April 2015
Presented by: Blake Stobie (SLaM) & David Veale (SLaM/KCL)
Cost: From £99 plus booking fee
Workshop website: To book your place visit the CADAT website.

Blake and David will present ways of maximising the effectiveness of CBT techniques in treating OCD. Common difficulties which therapists encounter and ways of resolving these will be discussed and practised. Factors which complicate OCD treatment and ways of modifying standard CBT treatments in order to meet the needs of severe or treatment resistant clients will be presented. Participants will be encouraged to actively contribute to the workshop case presentations, exercises, role plays and discussion, in order to maximise the applicability of the workshop to their clinical work.

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Conference Update

This weekend we will be hosting our annual OCD conference in Nottingham over two days.

Friday 31st October will be a conference specifically for health professionals and Saturday 1st November for those of us affected by OCD and our families.

We expect about 75 people to attend Friday and 180 on Saturday. Tickets are still available and will remain available until the day of the conferences. If you would like to attend then tickets can be booked online or you can pay on the day. If you intend to pay on the day please email us to notify us so we can keep track of numbers.

Click here to information about the agenda and to book tickets.

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