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Taking on OCD: Clinical Strategies and Self-Help Tactics
September 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
North Carolina Psychological Association Annual Conference
The strong, rigid beliefs of clients with OCD can seem intimidating to any therapist. Treatment can be difficult, but it is not complex. If you look under the hood, the driving force of this dominant disorder is always the same: “This obsessive thought is important. Get rid of your doubt and get back to comfortable safety.” In this workshop, Dr. Wilson will present principles of the strategic approach that he has developed over his 40-year career. You’ll learn how to persuade clients to experiment with a few giant, paradoxical shifts in their perspective. This allows them to embrace new treatment strategies and then manifest them through moment-by-moment self-help tactics against this challenger. Ultimately, clients need to incorporate a lifestyle of exposure that continues to push OCD back each and every time it tries to dominate.