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This one-day workshop will be of interest to any mental health professional working with patients affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Location: East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham
Date: Friday 17th April 2015 (10am-5:00pm)
Presented by: Professor Adam Radomsky, Concordia University, Canada.
Price: Includes refreshments, lovely buffet lunch, wi-fi access and quality delegate pack
Health Professionals: £75.00
Reduced Student Rate: £40.00
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a heterogeneous disorder; common symptoms include washing and checking behaviour, as well as primary obsessions (i.e., repugnant, unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images and impulses). There has been a surge in recent research on each of these forms of OCD, with publications often solidly grounded in a variety of cognitively-based models. Although these models differ to some extent in their explanation of obsessional and compulsive phenomena, they share a number of important features that are consistent with broad cognitive principles. We will begin with a review of the theoretical and empirical work conducted on the psychopathology and treatment of different manifestations of OCD. The workshop will continue with practical instruction on the cognitive-behavioural assessment and treatment of a variety of forms of the disorder, with particular emphasis on obsessions, compulsive checking, and contamination-related OCD (mental contamination). A new way of conceptualizing and treating contamination fear will be highlighted, along with the new construct of mental contamination. The focus on checking will feature elements from our new cognitively-based approach. The section of the workshop devoted to the treatment of obsessions will feature a case of post-partum obsessions, highlighting our ability to treat this important manifestation of the problem. Although OCD remains a serious and often debilitating disorder, our ability to substantially improve the lives of those suffering from the problem has dramatically increased in recent years. This workshop will capitalize on these recent improvements through the emphasis of new cognitively-based treatment strategies for this challenging disorder.
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. Attendees should leave the workshop with some new ideas about how to work with their clients struggling with OCD.
About the presenter
Dr. Radomsky is Professor of Psychology at Concordia University and a co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. At Concordia, he directs the Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Laboratory. His research investigates novel approaches to cognitive and behavioural aspects of and treatments for OCD and anxiety disorders. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, and has received several awards for his work including the Canadian Psychological Association's President's New Researcher Award (2007), being named a Beck Institute Scholar (2005-06), and receiving a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award (2004-09). Dr. Radomsky has published a number of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters related to his work on cognition, behaviour and the anxiety disorders, much of which emphasizes the important roles of experimental psychopathology in understanding causal factors in the maintenance of OCD, and in supporting developments in evidence-based interventions. Dr. Radomsky is also certified in cognitive therapy by the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, and by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. In his clinical practice he specializes in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for OCD and anxiety disorders.
Workshop Venue and Travel Details
Our workshop will be hosted at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham where we successfully hosted our 2014 National OCD Conference, adjacent the conference centre is the excellent, De Vere Orchard Hotel for those needing accommodation, you will need to book directly with them for your accommodation needs. Full accommodation details and location maps can be found on our conference website here. The address of our workshop venue is - East Midlands Conference Centre, University Park, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RJ.
To book simply use the form below or call us on 0845 120 3778. For questions or further information about the conference please email us at office @ ocduk.org.