Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Clinical Intervention
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OCD is characterized by the experience of obsessions and compulsions that greatly affect the quality of an individual’s life. Obsessions are thoughts, feelings, and urges that result in great discomfort. Compulsions are the strategies that people use to decrease or neutralize discomfort experienced by the obsessions. In order to meet the criteria for a diagnosis of OCD, a person must spend 1 hour a day in either mental or behavioral ritual or the obsession must cause great distress and/or it must cause significant problems in their life. Furthermore, OCD has an impact of the individual’s family and other systems of support.In this video, Mr. Mitchell describes Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and identifies the criteria for its diagnosis. In addition, Mr. Mitchell describes how OCD is manifested in behavior and identifies treatment options for the disorder. Further discussion centers on how family and other support systems are affected by the person with OCD.
Gary Mitchell, MSW, LCSW Gary Mitchell, MSW, LCSW is a clinical social worker who has expertise in the treatment of children and adults with anxiety disorders and related problems. He is the Assistant Director of the Anxiety Disorders Center of St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute, which specializes in the treatment of refractory and complicated cases. Mr. Mitchell has also worked in residential treatment providing Cognitive, Behavioral and Family Therapy for emotionally disturbed children. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the St. Louis University School of Social Services, where he teaches Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy.
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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