Beyond Checking and Washing: Understanding and Treating the Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum

ID: 5056WEB

Once thought to be a rare psychiatric illness, obsessive-compulsive disorder is now recognized to be quite common as 2-3 million Americans are believed to have it. Although they are not as well known as OCD, several other disorders share significant characteristics with it, and are now considered as part of the obsessive-compulsive spectrum. These include body dysmorphic disorder, illness anxiety disorder, hoarding disorder, trichotillomania, and excoriation disorder. The primary purpose of this webinar is to familiarize attendees with the various diagnoses on the spectrum, to review cognitive and behavioral manifestations of each, and to thoroughly explore forms of treatment.

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 Clinical

Instructor: Scott Granet, LCSW
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Assess for the presence of these disorders by developing a thorough understanding of the DSM-V diagnostic criteria for each.
  • Identify cognitive and behavioral manifestations for each disorder.
  • Describe rationale for including most of these disorders in the DSM V classification of OCD and Related Disorders.
  • Utilize treatment strategies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, especially exposure and response prevention therapy. Participants will also become familiarized with medications most commonly used to treat these disorders.

    Webinar Outline

    1:00 pm Welcome/Introduction

    1:05 pm Presentation

  • The Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum
  • Prevalence factors
  • Obsessions and Compulsions
  • Medications and CBT/ERP for OCD
  • Video Segment
  • Class Exercise
  • OCD and COVID

    2:30 pm Presentation continues
  • Illness Anxiety Disorder
  • Hoarding Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Video Segment
  • Hair Pulling Disorder (Trichotillomania)
  • Skin Picking Disorder (Excoriation Disorder)
  • The Automatic Thought Record
  • Cognitive Distortions
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Habit Reversal Training
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Supports

    3:50 pm Conclusion/Q&A

    Target Audience

    Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

    Content Level

    Beginner - Advanced

    Webinar Completion Requirements

    To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

    System Requirements

    • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
    • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

    About the Instructor

    Scott Granet, LCSW specializes in the treatment of OCD, body dysmorphic disorder, and anxiety disorders and has presented at numerous conferences worldwide. He has taught continuing education classes at universities and other institutions throughout the U.S., including the Rutgers University School of Social Work, the UC Berkeley Extension, the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and the NYU Silver School of Social Work. In 2008, he opened the OCD-BDD Clinic of Northern California in Redwood City. Mr. Granet is the author of The Complete OCD Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Free Yourself from Intrusive Thoughts and Compulsive Behaviors and Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Mine and Yours: A Personal and Clinical Perspective.

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