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The Community Events Calendar showcases upcoming in-person and virtual events for all members of the OCD community. Hosting an event of your own? Fill out the online form and get it added to the calendar so local community members can join in!

Learn more about IOCDF-run events, such as our in-person and virtual conferences, the 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk to raise awareness and funds, and training opportunities for professionals. All times are local.

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Virtual OCD & Anxiety Lecture Series: Sessions V & VI

May 21 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join Professional Education at Sheppard Pratt for this three-part lecture series for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals. Registration is open!
SESSION V: Inhibitory Learning Theory In Exposure-Based Treatment Of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Presented by: Jonathan Abramowitz, PhD
After this lecture, registrants will be able to:
1. Describe the inhibitory learning model of exposure therapy.
2. Explain the importance of fear-tolerance over habituation.
3. Identify methods of maximizing inhibitory learning during exposure therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
SESSION VI: Disgust And Not Just Right Experiences In Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Presented by: Dean McKay, PhD
After this lecture, registrants will be able to:
1. Distinguish the sense of incompleteness in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) from harm avoidance and other traditional conceptualizations of the disorder.
2. Identify facets of disgust, and how these may impact symptoms of OCD.
3. Use the conceptualization for incompleteness and disgust in developing methods for exposure treatment for OCD.


Professional Education at Sheppard Pratt