The Nature and Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Holyoke, Massachusetts
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Randy O. Frost, PhD

What past Bratleboro Retreat conference attendees have said about Dr. Frost's 2011 presentation on compulsive hoarding: 
"Dr. Frost is an excellent speaker. The whole day was engaging."
 "Very thoughtful and informative."
"Excellent, fascinating, very worthwhile.  Excellent handouts with specific tools."
"I really enjoyed Dr. Frost’s presentation. He was knowledgeable, articulate, clear, and organized."
"He was excellent! A clear, wonderful presenter!

The Nature and Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Thursday, December 13, 2012 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House
500 Easthampton Road (Route 141)
Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040
United States

Map and Directions

This workshop will examine the phenomenology, diagnosis, and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Attention will be given to changes proposed for DSM-5. The contribution of cognitive appraisal processes to the development and maintenance of OCD will be examined and the use of cognitive appraisals in treatment explored. Exposure and response prevention (ERP) as well as cognitive therapy will be reviewed and examples provided for various manifestations of OCD.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Recognize OCD and its various manifestations.

2. Identify cognitive appraisals that contribute to OCD.

3. Apply basic procedures for doing Exposure and Response Prevention.

4. Describe how to conduct cognitive therapy for OCD.

5. Discuss research on the efficacy and effectiveness of ERP and cognitive behavior therapy for OCD.

Dr. Randy O. Frost received his PhD from the University of Kansas in 1977 and is currently the Harold and Elsa Siipola Israel Professor of Psychology at Smith College. He is an internationally recognized expert on obsessive-compulsive disorder and compulsive hoarding and has published more than 150 scientific articles and book chapters on these topics. Dr. Frost serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. His books include Cognitive Approaches to Obsessions and Compulsions: Theory, Assessment, and Treatment; Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring: Therapist Guide and an accompanying workbook; Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding; and Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things. His work has been funded by the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health. 


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