Working with obsessive compulsive disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) could be described as a very debilitating disorder. Every human being has a touch of OCD. For most people it is very minor; for example not opening umbrellas indoors, saluting crows, no shoes on tables, avoiding cracks in pavements, not walking under ladders, liking items to be straight and co-ordinated. These little quirks to the personality tend not to be too problematic. At the other side of the continuum however are those who describe being tortured by intrusive or obsessive thoughts or images and their lives being ruled by ritualistic behaviours put in place to reduce distress.
Aims of the event
- To present the diagnostic criteria related to OCD.
- To explore OCD and it’s predisposing, precipitating and perpetuating factors.
- To introduce or recap on cognitive and behavioural interventions.
- To work with each other to discuss personal or professional experiences of OCD and share treatment interventions.
About the facilitator
The event will be delivered by Andy Gray. Andy has close to 20 years of experience in various roles in the helping professions including social work, substance use/abuse, trauma recovery, hospital management (locked rehab and low secure) and complex presentations. Andy is a BABCP accredited CB psychotherapist, BABCP accredited clinical supervisor, BABCP accredited trainer and COSCA accredited trainer.
Andy is a shareholder and academic director at ACT Counselling Services Limited. He continues to develop, direct and deliver training from one day CPD events to PG Dip level incorporating a unifying approach in relation to psychotherapeutic modalities. He is passionate about training and events are delivered in an informative, laid back and humorous style. Andy has a huge wealth of knowledge and resources that he is keen to impart to those who are seeking to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to enhance their personal or professional development.
More information at https://ocd-12-mar-19.eventbrite.co.uk
About Audrey Smith
Greenwood Events aims to offer affordable workshops to counsellors interested in CPD, anyone interested in self- development or considering a career in counselling. It also aims to offer opportunities to stimulate networking and knowledge sharing among counsellors in Scotland. Visit www.greenwoodevents.co.uk for more information.