Join us for our OCD & Anxiety Fall Lecture Series at Sheppard Pratt!
SESSION V: Effective and Respectful Treatment for Scrupulous Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Presented by: Jedidiah Siev, PhD
Scrupulosity refers to OCD as manifest with religious or moral fears. Although exposure and response prevention (ERP) is an effective first-line treatment for OCD, scrupulosity is associated with several clinical challenges and poorer outcomes. Patients often feel trapped between choosing their faith on the one hand and their mental health on the other. Scrupulous patients may either abandon religion altogether because they cannot reconcile religion and mental health, or reject potentially effective treatment options after being encouraged by clinicians to violate basic requirements of their faith. Both are particularly unfortunate because they are not necessary. Instead of pitting religion against mental health, ERP can be tailored for scrupulosity in a way that respects patient values without sacrificing treatment efficacy. This talk will review modifications related to assessment, the therapeutic stance, motivation and treatment rationale, addressing uncertainty and risk related to sin, and ways to collaborate effectively with clergy, as well as specific adjustments in the execution of cognitive-behavioral techniques.
After this lecture, registrants will be able to:
- Identify unique features, considerations, and challenges that arise when treating scrupulosity.
- Identify strategies to enhance exposure and response prevention for scrupulosity.
- Recognize approaches to fighting scrupulosity in a manner consistent with their religious and moral values.
SESSION VI: Sexual Obsessions in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Presented by: Monnica Williams, PhD
Sexual obsessions in OCD are frequently misunderstood and misdiagnosed. Further, treating sexual obsessions in OCD differs from the treatment of other forms of OCD due to heightened feelings of shame surrounding symptoms and the covert nature of ritualizing behaviors. This presentation provides clinicians with essential tools needed to successfully diagnose and help clients suffering from unwanted, intrusive thoughts of a sexual nature. It provides guidance on measures to employ during assessment and a discussion of differential diagnoses. It describes how to provide treatment, using Exposure and Ritual Prevention (Ex/RP), along with additional techniques. Also included are examples of pedophile OCD (sometime called P-OCD) and sexual orientation OCD (called SO-OCD or H-OCD), along with examples of in vivo and imaginal exposures.
After this lecture, registrants will be able to:
- Identify most common forms of S-OCD
- Differentiate S-OCD from a paraphilia or other sexual concern
- Describe key treatment strategies for S-OCD
General Registration: Activity fee to attend one activity is $75
Early Bird Rates (valid now through September 10, 2021): Attend all three activities for $150 Includes September 17, October 22, and November 12, 2021, offering 9 contact hours. Use coupon code: OCD 2021 when purchasing all three activities
Employees of Sheppard Pratt and Affiliate Agencies Registration: Activity fee to attend one activity is $45
Early Bird Rates (valid now through September 10, 2021): Attend all three activities for $75 Includes September 17, October 22, and November 12, 2021, offering 9 contact hours. Use coupon code: SP OCD 2021 when purchasing all three activities
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- An email with the link to view the broadcast and handout attachments will be sent the week of the broadcast.
Each activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals.
This series offers 9.0 contact hours for attending all three dates.
Physician Statement: Sheppard Pratt is accredited by The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Sheppard Pratt takes respon-sibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. Sheppard Pratt designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurse Statement: Sheppard Pratt is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. This activity provides 3.0 contact hours for nurses.
Psychologist Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this continuing education activity. Sheppard Pratt designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 contact hours for Psychologists.
Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Mary-land to offer continuing education for Social Workers. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this continuing education activity. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours in Category I credits for Social Workers.
Counselor Statement: Sheppard Pratt has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5098. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Sheppard Pratt is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This activity is available for 3.0 NBCC clock hours.