Getting Creative with Exposure Therapy
— Introduction to ERP for OCD —
This introductory-level workshop is designed to give participants a general overview of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and its treatment. Participants will learn the clinical definitions of obsessions and compulsions, and common obsessional thoughts and compulsive behaviors will be described. Factors, such as family accommodation, that contribute to the maintenance of OCD will also be discussed. Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), the gold-standard treatment for OCD will be presented in detail. Presenters will provide creative examples of how they have designed and implemented ERP techniques with their patients. A general treatment outline using case examples will be provided to highlight the main areas of interventions incorporated during treatment.