Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Client’s Perspective
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Discussion in this training focuses on Ms. Tarter’s experience of OCD. This experience involves a repetitive cycle of overwhelming obsessions that causes great anxiety and elicits her attempts to decrease this anxiety through the use of rituals that are only briefly satisfying in decreasing the anxiety. Ms Tarter explains that there is no cure for OCD and iterates the idea that folks must learn how to cope with the illness through techniques such as controlled breathing, the use of coping statements, tactile strategies and finally, medication.
Amanda Tarter Amanda Tarter was diagnosed with OCD and PTSD after an accident involving her brother. Ms. Tarter has been treated for both OCD and PTSD for the past 5 years. She is currently a student at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville studying special education. In addition to her studies, Ms. Tarter serves as a volunteer with special needs children. Ms. Tarter and her family are currently involved in a research study which is examining genetic links for OCD.
The University of Missouri, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and will maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. MIMH will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this program. MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.
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