Introduction to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Certificate
- 2 hours on-demand video
- 5 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- What is OCD?
- What are symptoms of OCD?
- How is OCD assessed?
- How has OCD been treated in the past?
- What are some of the treatments available for OCD currently?
- How can friends, family and professionals help support the individual?
- What maintains OCD?
- What helps and what might hinder the individual with OCD?
- An interest in the area
- A good basic understanding of English
This is a comprehensive overview of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in the subject, whether that be from a professional or personal perspective. We look at the nature of OCS, the symptoms, causes, maintenance factors, co-morbidity, treatment, interventions and support strategies. Approached from a Cognitive Behavioural perspective, but other forms of intervention are discussed, along with a number of theories about causal factors for the condition. The course is largely video presentation based with Psychologist, CBT Therapist, Expert Witness and Forensic Mental Health Specialist Kevin O'Doherty.
- Mental health staff
- Anyone working in social care and support
- Anyone who may come into contact with a person who has OCD
- People working in education
- Therapists and counsellors in training and private practice
- Anyone with a personal interest in OCD
This is an introduction to the course, setting out some of the basics around OCD and how we will be progressing throughout the course.
Here we begin with a good overview of what is OCD? Anxiety leading to Obsessions leading to compulsions that help minimise the anxiety (only temporarily!)
Here we explore the behavioural aspects of OCD (the compulsions). we call it the compulsion because the individual feels compelled to carry out the behaviour in order tor educe anxiety.
Her we bgin to explore some of the popular theories around what actually causes OCD. It is worth saying that research is currently ongoing and there is not yet any one theory or explanation for OCD.
Her we explore in further detail, with examples, the cycle of OCD so that the student can appreciate the impact of OCD on the individual.