Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m so OCD”? This is a common statement because OCD is often misunderstood in our society. Since clinicians may have clients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, understanding the disorder and fundamental treatment approaches is beneficial. This workshop will present the etiology of OCD, including symptomology and assessment measures for proper DSM-5 diagnosis. Key features of the disorder, including thought and behavior patterns, will be explored. The core treatment approaches of CBT and ERP will be highlighted. Case vignettes and video clips will provide clinicians with opportunities to engage in critical thinking and discussion.


Learning Objectives


  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and identify key symptomology through review of the DSM-5-TR criteria.
  • Differentiate between obsessions and compulsions of the disorder and show examples of how each manifests with OCD.
  • Possess an increased awareness and sensitivity towards cultural and gender considerations of this disorder, including impacts on symptoms and treatment.
  • Evaluate and implement evidenced-based treatment methods, such as CBT and ERP.
  • Discover increased skill in implementing treatment strategies, interventions, and tools with clients who have OCD.


Cost: $78.00


CEUs: 6 hours Diagnosis and Treatment


Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Diane Bigler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri and Kansas with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She has held clinical positions as an outpatient and in-home therapist and clinical supervisor. Diane was an Adjunct Professor of Social Work for 10 years as well as a Field Liaison and Field Instructor. She has also
held administrative positions as a program Director and Coordinator. Diane is a frequent local and national trainer on a wide variety of mental health and workplace development topics with corporations. Diane is most passionate about providing quality professional development to clinicians and employees.


For Questions Contact Robin Nelson at: nelsonr@ku.edu

Live Presentation: On-Line via Zoom.

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