Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: An OT Perspective

Date and Time: April 5, 2023 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Webinar Description:

Learn what obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is, as well as common symptoms, behaviours, and specific functional impairments seen in clients with OCD. The occupational therapy lens can provide a useful perspective on OCD, particularly based on OTs ability to perform task analysis. The presenters will delve into further discussion about various OCD subtypes and their impact on daily functioning. Specific interventions that OTs can use to address OCD, including psychotherapy (CBT + ERP), cognitive interventions, environmental modifications, parent/caregiver coaching, etc., will be discussed. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand common symptoms, obsessions, and compulsions of OCD. 
  • Develop a basic ability to formulate an OCD case from an OT lens.
  • Identify specific treatment approaches to utilize with clients with OCD.
  • Learn to create a basic exposure and response prevention plan for clients with OCD.

About Our Presenters:

Nathania Lukman (she/her), OT Reg. (Ont.)
 is an occupational therapist practicing in the area of mental health. She has worked at the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre since 2018, treating clients with severe OCD in their Intensive OCD Treatment Program. As part of her role, she conducts functional assessments with clients, designs Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) plans, conducts ERP coaching sessions, leads various psychotherapy groups, and conducts individual therapy sessions.

Aliza Ladak (she/her), OT Reg. (Ont.)
 is an occupational therapist practicing in the area of psychotherapy. She currently provides occupational therapy services through her private practice. She has ten years of mental health experience and has worked in several hospitals. At Sunnybrook's Frederick Thompson Centre, Aliza delivered OCD treatment in their outpatient services and was the first OT in Canada's intensive residential treatment program for severe OCD. She continues to contribute to educational initiatives and disseminates OCD knowledge to build capacity in community clinicians.

Fees: (All fees are plus HST)  

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