135: Worry and Subtle Forms of OCD---When Rational Refutation and Coping Skills Are Counterproductive

Convention Workshop
$160.00 – List Price
$130.00 – Member/Affiliate Price
August 07, 2015
1-4:50 p.m.
CE Credits
Enrollment Limit
This advanced workshop focuses on identifying and treating subtle OCD. Obsessions maintained by purely cognitive compulsions can masquerade as “worries” and “issues” in need of problem solving, analysis, or rational disputation but are resistant to traditional CBT or psychotherapy. Case vignettes are presented, along with the phenomenology and neurobiology of cognitive compulsing and inadvertent therapist co-compulsing. Interventions at the meta-level, using metaphors, changes the patient’s relationship to his own thoughts. A five-step method integrates ACT, ERP, and anxiety sensitivity. Interactive discussion is encouraged.
Learning Objectives
1. Recognize subtle and masquerading forms of OCD that can be made worse by traditional exploratory or CBT interventions.
2. Develop a meta-cognitive approach to these patients that uses metaphors, stories, and demonstrations to teach defusion, disengagement, and an attitude shift to nonurgent nonjudgment.
3. Teach patients how to interrupt the internal and interpersonal processes that maintain and exacerbate anxiety, worry, and distress over intrusive thoughts.
4. Elaborate the concept of co-compulsing, described as joining the patient in endless loops of seductive, unproductive conversation.
Sally M. Winston, PsyD, Anxiety and Stress Disorders Institute of Maryland, Baltimore, Md.; Martin N. Seif, PhD, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell Medical School, New York City, N.Y.
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