On Demand Grand Rounds: Intrusive Thoughts and Mental Rituals in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
This presentation was originally reviewed on June 29, 2020, and broadcast live online on July 8, 2020, from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET.
People suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) often fail to get the appropriate treatment because of common misunderstandings and myths about the nature and clinical criteria of the disorder. While many people with OCD struggle with obsessive concerns about contamination and excessive or ritualized hand washing, others may be excessively concerned with unwanted intrusive thoughts about violence, sexual issues, morality, religion, and other topics with few or no readily observable compulsions. Instead, mental rituals may take the place of overt compulsive behaviors and learning to identify and resist them is the key to effective assessment and treatment. This presentation will highlight the manifestations of OCD where addressing mental rituals may be most important and explore strategies for helping those who suffer from them to identify and change their covert compulsive behavior.
This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors and other mental health professionals.
At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:
1. Identify common mental rituals in OCD.
2. Identify strategies for helping patients with OCD respond to intrusive thoughts.
3. Distinguish between intrusive thoughts commonly found in OCD and thoughts that may represent other concerns.
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About this speaker:
Jon Hershfield, MFT is the director of the OCD and Anxiety Center at Sheppard Pratt. He is the author of Overcoming Harm OCD: Mindfulness and CBT Tools for Coping with Unwanted Violent Thoughts, When a Family Member Has OCD: Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Skills to Help Families Affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and the forthcoming OCD Workbook for Teens, and co-author of The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD: A Guide to Overcoming Obsessions and Compulsions Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Everyday Mindfulness for OCD: Tips, Tricks, and Skills for Living Joyfully. Jon is a regular presenter at the annual conferences and webinar series of the International OCD Foundation.
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- 1.00 MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
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Grand Rounds: Intrusive Thoughts and Mental Rituals in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Jon Hershfield, MFT
Director, Center for OCD and Anxiety
Originally reviewed November 13, 2023.
Originally broadcast live July 8, 2020, from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm EST
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