Introduction to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Certificate
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Introduction to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Certificate

A Comprehensive Overview
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Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • 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.

Who this course is for:
  • 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
Course content
Expand all 25 lectures 01:56:29
+ Introduction
6 lectures 34:56

This is an introduction to the course, setting out some of the basics around OCD and how we will be progressing throughout the course.

Preview 06:35

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!)

Preview 07:33

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.

Preview 08:22

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.

Preview 04:36

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.

Preview 05:29

More info about the all important cycle of OCD

The Cycle of OCD: 2
+ Potential Causes of OCD
10 lectures 42:54

Controversial, but there is some evidence to suggest that brain activity plays a part in the development and presentation of OCD, what do you think?

Brain Activity and OCD

Perhaps OCD is a learned response to anxiety? Perhaps the obsession part of OCD was learned in the past?  In this lecture we look at what Learning Theory has to say on the matter.

Learning Theory and the Development of OCD

Behaviourism was very popular in psychology in the 1960's and some of the most effective treatments today for OCD utilise a behavioural approach.  Here we look at behavioural theory around the development of OCD.

Behavioural Theory and Development of OCD

Here we look at Cognitive theory around the development of OCD.  Developed by Dr Aaron beck, Cognitive (Behavioural) Therapy is shown to be one of the most effective interventions for OCD and a range of other mental health issues.

Cognitive Theory and Development of OCD

The Austrian Psychiatrist Sigmund Freud developed psychoanalytic theory and treatments for a range of mental health issues.  In this video we look at a psychoanalytical understanding of OCD and its development.

Freud and Psychoanalytic Theory on the Development of OCD

We know from research evidence that people with OCD are more likely to also experience various other mental health issues, we refer to this as co-morbidity in psychology and this video explores co-morbidity in OCD.

Co-Morbidity and OCD

Assessment for OCD needs to be carried out by a qualified, experienced professional.  In this video we begin to look at what that clinical assessment usually involves.

Assessment for OCD

Family members and loved ones can unwittingly (with the best of intentions) actually make matters worse for the person with OCD, by collaborating and helping to maintain OCD symptoms.

The Problem of Collaboration in OCD

People with OCD often begin to avoid a range of activities and situations where they feel they would come into contact with the anxiety provoking element.  The role of avoidance is discussed here.

The Role of Avoidance in OCD

More information about avoidance and how this serves to make the anxiety actually worse in the longer term.

The Problem of Avoidance in OCD
+ Treatments and Interventions for OCD
5 lectures 29:04

Here is a task for you to complete, with or without friends, family, colleagues etc.  Consider the range of interventions available for OCD and which one (in your opinion/experience) works best?

5 Question Task about What Works Well in the Treatment of OCD?

Here we begin to look at some of the unpleasant historical treatments for OCD and mental illness generally.

History of Treatments for OCD

Her we look at more of the historical development of treatments surrounding OCD and mental illness generally.

More About History of Treatments for OCD

Here we begin to look at Cognitive Behavioural interventions for OCD.  You will recall from my other courses on Introduction and Intermediate CBT, that in CBT we are concerned with the relationship between what we think, how we feel and how we behave.

CBT Interventions for OCD
More about CBT Interventions for OCD
+ Tips for Working with OCD
2 lectures 06:18

Here we discuss tips for professionals and family members of the person with OCD, for working with and supporting the individual.

Tips for Working with OCD: 1

More discussion around what works well in terms of supporting the individual with OCD.

Tips for Working with OCD: 2
+ Summary and Conclusion
2 lectures 03:17

A great big thank you to you for taking this course.  Followed by a brief final discussion around taking things forward.

Summary and Conclusion

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