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Getting Unstuck: Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
25 February 2021, 10-4pm


Obsessive compulsive disorder is a commonly misunderstood presentation. In any given year , approximately half a million Australian experience OCD. Yet,many individuals report that often health professionals are unsure of what to do with OCD symptoms and difficulties. This PDP will cover the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of OCD, as well as dealing with the intricacies of some more complex cases and how you can get ‘unstuck’ throughout the process.

Key points covered:
  • Assessment
  • Diagnosis
  • Psychoeducation
  • Teaching clients mindfulness based techniques to help regulate distress
  • Hierarchy development
  • Constructing ERP tasks
  • Troubleshooting ERP
  • Relapse prevention

About the Presenters:
Tanya & Celin work with the Melbourne Wellbeing Group. Celin’s enthusiasm for working with people with OCD has been strengthened during her time at the Melbourne Clinic OCD inpatient program. She now runs her own practice and has expanded her networks to continue helping people with OCD including supporting students and other professionals to do the same. 

Tanya has had a keen interest in OCD and related disorders since commencing her research in Trichotillomania. She now works in private practice and supports people on the whole OCD spectrum.

Key Therapeutic or Treatment Strategies 
Mindfulness-Based Exposure Response Prevention.

Target Audience
• Clinicians i.e. psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors
• Case workers
• Emergency services
• GPs
• Teachers


Date: 25 February 2021, 10-4pm

Cost: $150 Non-members / $120 ADAVIC

Capacity: 20-25 people.

Venue: Online

Bookings close on the 11th of February or until fully booked.

How to book

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