IOCDF Webinars is a brand new program for professionals and student/trainees around the world who work with patients with OCD and related disorders — or who would like to learn to do so. This collection of video lectures aims to increase treatment knowledge in an easy-to-use and accessible format.
All webinars are located on the IOCDF Webinar Portal, powered by Echo360 portal (linked below).
Please note: In order to purchase and watch any webinars and claim continuing education (CE) credit, you will need to create a login and profile within Echo360. Members do not automatically have an account.
Webinars by Topic
Webinars are broken into four main topic categories: OCD Basics, Disorders Related to OCD, Treating OCD and Comorbid Disorders, and Treatment Modalities. Use the tabs below to browse our current webinar offerings:
Pharmacotherapy of OCD
by Wayne Goodman, MD
This webinar will cover the pharmacological treatment of OCD and related disorders. Specific medications discussed are SSRIs, SRIs, and Clomipramine, their associated side-effects, and symptoms indicative of their use. The lecture will conclude with a discussion on the glutamatergic system and its role in the development of OCD symptoms.
Treating OCD in Culturally & Ethnically Diverse Populations
by Jenny Yip, PsyD, ABPP
OCD doesn’t discriminate, and affects diverse populations equally. However, although effective evidence-based treatments exist, the barriers to accessing it is greater for racial and ethnic minorities. Despite the social and cultural stigma that may prevent a sufferer from seeking treatment, other factors, such as a patient’s perception of the mental health system and the availability of clinically competent providers in treating a person of color also influence whether a minority obtains treatment. This webinar will address the ongoing mental health disparity, highlight existing cultural barriers to treatment, offer considerations when treating an ethnic patient with OCD through a case vignette, and propose ways to increase clinical competence when treating OCD in diverse populations.
Pregnancy and Postpartum OCD
by Margaret Richter, MD, FRCPC
Pregnancy and the postpartum period are generally recognized as a time of high risk for depression, however, there has been little recognition of this as a time of significant risk for development and exacerbation of OCD. The goals of this webinar are to provide health care professionals with a basic understanding of perinatal OCD and its management. The clinical features of perinatal OCD will be discussed. The existing literature regarding the risks of anxiety during this time period to mother and child, along with the risks and benefits of treatment will be reviewed. Important considerations in planning psychological treatment will be introduced, followed by an in depth look at pharmacological treatment options, with a discussion of specific issues from preconception through to pregnancy and lactation.
Treating Patients with Sexual Obsessions in OCD
by Monnica Williams, PhD
This presentation provides clinicians with essential tools needed to successfully help clients suffering from unwanted, intrusive thoughts of a sexual nature. It provides instructions on how to diagnose OCD in clients reporting sexual obsessions, guidance on measures to employ during assessment, and a discussion of differential diagnoses. It also describes how to provide treatment, using Exposure and Ritual Prevention (Ex/RP), along with additional techniques. Also included are examples of pedophile OCD (sometimes called P-OCD) and sexual orientation OCD (called SO-OCD or H-OCD), along ideas for in vivo exposures and examples of imaginal exposures.
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