Monday, 19 June 2017

NEW COURSE: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - understanding OCD and how best to treat it


Obsessive compulsive disorder
(OCD) is distressing not just for those suffering from OCD but also for family members and friends. Contrary to the popular view of OCD as being harmless over-cleanliness or simply checking things over and over again, OCD sufferers 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 new workshop with tutor Miriam Chachamu 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.

We still have spaces on this course in Manchester on Tuesday 20th June, and we are also bringing the course to London on 26th September 2017.

Please see here for more details.

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What you will gain from attending:
  •  New information that will enable you to help OCD sufferers more effectively
  • An understanding of OCD, what it is and how it develops
  • The ability to recognise less familiar types of OCD, which are often missed by both client and therapist
  • Illuminating video clips of OCD sufferers describing their experience
  • An effective 4-step method for treating OCD
  • Understanding of the role of guided imagery in treatment and why it improves success rates
  • Helpful ways parents and educators can prevent signs of OCD in children and teenagers from developing further
  • How to separate a person from their OCD
  • New ways to help people living with OCD overcome their compulsive tendencies
  • Knowledge of how obsessive compulsive disorder fits with other psychological conditions and with autism
  • What to do when OCD symptoms are entrenched
  • The chance to observe effective therapy for OCD and discuss case studies
  • The opportunity to discuss some of your own cases with the tutor
  • How to handle challenging cases successfully
  • ...and much more.