Evidence-Based Treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (10/21/2022) - LIVE REMOTE

Evidence-Based Treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (10/21/2022) - LIVE REMOTE

Regular price $115.00

Leader: Michael Hickey, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Psychological Evaluation and the Center for Treatment and Research of Obsessive-Compulsive & Related Disorders at the Albert Ellis Institute and Core Faculty Trainer

Date: Friday, October 21, 2022 | 9:30 am EST - 12:45 pm EST
Location: Zoom

3 Contact Hours/ 3 Continuing Education Credits will be provided by the Albert Ellis Institute upon completion of the workshop.


This workshop will first review clinical and diagnostic characteristics of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, with emphasis on differential diagnosis. Participants will be introduced to the rationale and effective implementation of cognitive and behavioral strategies based on the most recent research on effective treatment of OCD. Specifically, participants will learn how to conduct a proper functional assessment, collaborate with clients in constructing relevant exposure lists, and implement appropriate exposure and response prevention (ERP) interventions. Cognitive strategies based on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) principles will be integrated throughout the workshop as part of preparing for and maximizing the effectiveness of exposure therapy for OCD, as well to address various unhealthy negative emotions that commonly co-occur with OCD (e.g., anxiety, anger, depression, shame, etc.).  This workshop will be informed by up-to-date research on treating OCD during the COVID-19 pandemic and will address the unique challenges that clinicians may face when working with OCD clients during this time.

Learning objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe methods to successfully identify and diagnose Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Apply effective cognitive REBT strategies to address resistance, provide support and motivation, maximize effectiveness of exposure and address comorbid emotional disturbance (e.g., anger, depression, shame, etc.)
  • Utilize empirically-based behavioral interventions (i.e., Exposure and Response Prevention) that have been shown to effectively treat OCD symptoms and improve daily functioning.
  • Plan interventions with consideration of COVID-19 challenges.


9:30 am - 10:00 am: Symptom presentation & differential diagnosis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

10:00 am – 10:30 am: REBT-based cognitive interventions to address primary and secondary emotional disturbance in OCD

10:30 am - 11:00 am: Conducting functional assessment/preparation for behavioral interventions for OCD

11:00 am - 11:10 am: Break

11:10 am - 12:30 pm: Introduction to proper implementation of behavioral interventions for OCD  (e.g., imaginal and in-vivo exposure therapy, response/ritual prevention)

12:30 pm - 12:45 pm: Evaluations


Albert Ellis Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Albert Ellis Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Albert Ellis Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5145. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Albert Ellis Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Albert Ellis Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0133.

Albert Ellis Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0131.

Albert Ellis Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0019.


Transfer or Cancelling of Registration

Time Frame (Days before Workshop or Training)

Transfer Fees


28 days or more



14 to 27 days

Additional $20 fee

50% of the registration fee

Less than 14 days

100% of the registration fee

100% of the registration fee

The Albert Ellis Institute incurs significant administrative costs related to your registration before a workshop. Therefore, the following fees apply should you either cancel or request to transfer your registration to a different workshop or training date.

If you wish to cancel or transfer your registration, a notification should be sent in writing to info@albertellis.org.  Refunds will be provided as noted above with associated relevant fees.  Your registration may only be transferred one time for a workshop/training that is scheduled to occur within 12 months of the original workshop/training date you have registered for.

Any necessary information related to inclement weather that will affect a workshop/training will be emailed to the address you have provided us or is available by calling 212-535-0822 during usual business hours.

There are times when The Albert Ellis Institute may need to cancel a workshop/training. We would only do so with good reason, however, we reserve this right, as well as the right to reschedule workshops/trainings and/or substitute presenters. If we need to cancel or reschedule a workshop/training, we will transfer your registration to the next available scheduled workshop/training on that particular topic. If you cannot or choose not to transfer your registration, you may request a full refund of workshop/training fees paid.

The Albert Ellis Institute disclaims any liability for any losses or damages, direct or indirect, arising from a workshop/training cancellation and will not be held responsible for any associated costs incurred with respect to travel, accommodation, US visa application fees, or related fees.

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