1-day workshop

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

– understanding OCD and how best to treat it

This workshop takes an in-depth look at OCD and focuses on practical and effective methods of treatment. It also highlights the lesser known forms of OCD and shows how we can prevent early signs of OCD from developing further…

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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  • Length 1 day (9.30am - 4.00pm)

  • Tutor: Miriam Chachamu

  • CPD Certificate 6 hours

  • Price: £192 per person

Includes lunch, refreshments and course notes


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I feel much more confident in helping people with OCD now

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Why take this course

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is not only distressing for sufferers but for their family members and friends too. Contrary to the popular view of OCD as being harmless over-cleanliness or simply checking things over and over again, people living with OCD experience a high level of anxiety – and the condition can damage their relationships, social and work lives, and physical health.

Many sufferers are ashamed of their problem and hide it. Sometimes therapists fail to recognise the rarer forms of OCD and therefore fail to offer effective treatment. And many people with milder forms of OCD do not realise that they can be helped, and do not seek help until their condition becomes much more severe.

This workshop offers an in-depth look at OCD in all its guises and focuses on practical and effective methods of treatment – OCD recovery is possible in most cases.

The day is interactive and includes demonstration videos of therapy sessions, short video clips, in-depth discussions and case studies.

The films of the therapy sessions and the video of dealing with intrusive thoughts were particularly useful

School nurse

What will you learn

  • New information that will enable you to help OCD sufferers more effectively
  • A better understanding of OCD, what it is and how it develops
  • The ability to recognise the less familiar types of OCD – these are often missed by both client and therapist
  • An effective 4-step method for treating OCD
  • New ways to help people overcome their compulsive tendencies
  • Illuminating video clips of OCD sufferers describing their experience
  • Helpful ways parents and educators can prevent signs of OCD in children and teenagers from developing further
  • The important role of guided imagery in treatment and why it improves success rates
  • How to separate the person from their OCD
  • ‘Pure O’ – we look at ‘purely obsessional’ OCD, where people experience distressing intrusive thoughts without any external signs of compulsions
  • The chance to observe effective therapy for OCD and discuss case studies
  • How obsessive compulsive disorder fits with other psychological conditions – and with autism
  • What to do when OCD symptoms are firmly entrenched
  • The opportunity to discuss some of your own cases with a highly knowledgeable tutor
  • How to handle challenging cases successfully and more…


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Course Programme

The ‘Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – understanding OCD and how best to treat it’ course starts at 9.30am and runs until 4.00pm.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • Anyone who works with, lives with, teaches or treats people suffering from OCD, or who thinks they may have OCD but isn’t sure
  • Psychotherapists, counsellors, health and social care professionals, mental health and wellbeing professionals, educators, school counsellors, individuals working in a variety of capacities in any number of organisations who are looking for OCD training for professionals
  • Anyone who has family members or friends who suffer from OCD would also benefit from this course – it contains essential, practical information about how to help OCD sufferers
  • The day is also valuable for anyone struggling to deal with their own obsessive thoughts or actions

Please Note: This course is not a substitute for individual therapy

This course looks at a range of OCD behaviours, including:
  • Compulsive checking
  • Contamination / Mental Contamination
  • Symmetry and ordering
  • Ruminations / Intrusive thoughts (Pure O)
  • Hoarding
  • HOCD – Homosexual OCD
  • POCD – Paedophile OCD / Prenatal and postpartum OCD
  • and more

Reviews for this course

4.6/5 (5 Reviews)
  1. College Nurse

    Great day – empowering!

  2. Clinical Hypnotherapist

    Watching the recordings of therapy sessions was very helpful – much better than the pure theoretical information you get on other courses

  3. Lecturer and Counsellor

    Very useful to understand the OCD aspects and how to work with them

  4. Counsellor

    A great insight into OCD and how to treat it – one of the best courses I’ve done

  5. Student / Teacher

    Very useful. Helped to expand my understanding of different types of OCD and gave me a range of practical approaches for helping people with OCD symptoms. As always, the video demonstrations were illuminating

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