Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a unique diagnosis that requires a specialized approach. Having knowledge of this disorder’s characteristics and evidenced-based treatment approaches is essential to supporting clients who have OCD.
This workshop, Diane Bigler, LCSW, will review the diagnostic criteria for OCD, paying special attention to the main characteristics of obsessions and compulsions. Learners will discover assessment procedures that elicit core symptomatology. CBT and ERP will be presented as the preferred, evidenced-based approaches to treating this disorder and learners will define proper treatment approaches and interventions.
- Examine diagnostic criteria for OCD and formulate methods of case conceptualization.
- Distinguish between obsessions and compulsions and explain methods of clinical assessment.
- Formulate evidenced-based treatment approaches and articulate methods of targeting OCD symptoms and behaviors.
Diane Bigler, LCSW, LSCSW
Diane Bigler, LCSW, LSCSW, 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 at The University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare and 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 clinicians and corporations. Diane is most passionate about providing quality professional development to clinicians, employees, and leaders. For fun, Diane loves to spoil her four Dachshunds and rock out to 80’s music.