Almost everything we learned about obsessive-compulsive disorder prior to 2000 was just plain wrong: it’s not rare, obvious, hard to treat, or a manifestation of deep underlying conflict.
We now know it’s common, often unrecognized, and that it’s far more helpful to treat what maintains the symptoms rather than what lies “underneath.” What brings relief for clients is not insight into the origins or meanings of issues, but rather a systematic change in their reactions to disturbing thoughts, feelings, anxiety, and arousal.
This workshop will bring you up to date on contemporary thinking and treatment of OCD and OCD spectrum disorders.
Sally Winston, PsyD, Anxiety and Stress Disorders Institute of Maryland
Sally Winston, PsyD, cofounded and codirects the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Institute of Maryland. She’s the inaugural recipient of the national Jerilyn Ross Award of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She’s the coauthor of What Every Therapist Needs to Know about Anxiety Disorders and Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts.
Martin N. Seif, PhD, ABPP
Martin Seif, PhD, ABPP, cofounded the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. He’s associate director of the Anxiety and Phobia Treatment Center at White Plains Hospital and a faculty member of New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell Medical School. He’s the coauthor of What Every Therapist Needs to Know about Anxiety Disorders and Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts.