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

A one-day course with tutor: Miriam Chachamu
CPD Certificate (6 hours)

This workshop offers an in-depth look at OCD in all its guises and focuses on practical and effective methods of treatment. It also highlights the lesser known forms of OCD and shows how we can prevent early signs of OCD from developing further.

What you will gain from attending:

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


Why this day is important:

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, people living with OCD 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 workshop 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.

This course complements the 1-day course: How to Control Chronic Anxiety - the practical skills you need

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who works with, lives with, teaches or treats people suffering from OCD, or people who believe that they may have OCD but aren’t sure about it.
  • Psychotherapists, counsellors, health and social care professionals, mental health and wellbeing professionals, educators, school counsellors, individuals working in a variety of capacities in any number of organisations who are looking for OCD training for professionals
  • Anyone who has family members or friends who suffer from OCD would also benefit from this course – it contains essential, practical information about how to help OCD sufferers
  • The course is also valuable for anyone struggling to deal with their own obsessive thoughts or actions

Please Note: This course is not a substitute for individual therapy


Course Programme

The 'Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – understanding OCD and how best to treat it' course starts at 9.30am and runs until 4.00pm.

The day's agenda

Registration: 8.30am to 9.30am (Tea or coffee served until 9.25am)

9.30am – Understanding OCD

  • What is OCD?
  • How it develops and why
  • When it becomes a problem
  • Can OCD be cured?
  • The strikingly different forms that obsessive compulsive disorder can take
  • The varying experiences of OCD sufferers

11.00am — Discussion over tea/coffee

11.30am – How to treat OCD successfully and quickly

  • Video showing a first session of OCD treatment with Joe Griffin
  • Explanations and discussion
  • The four main principles of HG treatment for OCD

1.00pm — Lunch (included)

1.45pm – OCD treatment – what to do when symptoms persist

  • Video of a second session of treatment
  • Explanations and discussion
  • How to approach and treat more entrenched OCD

2.45pm — Discussion over tea/coffee

3.00pm – Dealing with unusual or challenging cases

  • A look at OCD in autism and other psychological conditions
  • Discussion of cases, including delegates’ own
  • Examples from the tutor’s casebook

4.00pm — Day ends

Book now to ensure your place on this new course:

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
– understanding OCD and how best to treat it


Tuesday 21st May 2019                                  Bristol

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Wednesday 16th October 2019                           London

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Email: info@hgcollege.net
Post: Human Givens College, Chalvington, East Sussex, BN27 3TD.

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