On Demand OCD & Anxiety Lecture Series: Effective and Respectful Treatment for Scrupulous Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

This presentation was originally reviewed on November 11, 2021, and broadcast live online on November 12, 2021, from 9:00 pm - 10:15 am ET. 

The views and opinions expressed by this presenter in this lecture are their own, and do not represent the views of Sheppard Pratt.

Scrupulosity refers to OCD as manifest with religious or moral fears. Although exposure and response prevention (ERP) is an effective first-line treatment for OCD, scrupulosity is associated with several clinical challenges and poorer outcomes. Patients often feel trapped between choosing their faith on the one hand and their mental health on the other. Scrupulous patients may either abandon religion altogether because they cannot reconcile religion and mental health, or reject potentially effective treatment options after being encouraged by clinicians to violate basic requirements of their faith. Both are particularly unfortunate because they are not necessary. Instead of pitting religion against mental health, ERP can be tailored for scrupulosity in a way that respects patient values without sacrificing treatment efficacy. This talk will review modifications related to assessment, the therapeutic stance, motivation and treatment rationale, addressing uncertainty and risk related to sin, and ways to collaborate effectively with clergy, as well as specific adjustments in the execution of cognitive-behavioral techniques.

     

    Target Audience

    This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals.

    Learning Objectives

    After this lecture, registrants will be able to:

    1. Identify unique features, considerations, and challenges that arise when treating scrupulosity.
    2. Identify strategies to enhance exposure and response prevention for scrupulosity.
    3. Recognize approaches to fighting scrupulosity in a manner consistent with their religious and moral values.
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 1.50 ACEP NBCC clock hours
    • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    • 1.50 Category II credits for Social Workers
    • 1.50 Psychologists
    • 1.50 MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
    • 1.50 Participation
    Course opens: 
    02/01/2022
    Course expires: 
    01/30/2024
    Fee:
    $40.00

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    About the speaker

    Jedidiah Siev, PhD, is associate professor of psychology at Swarthmore College, and a licensed clinical psychologist. Previously, he directed the Anxiety Treatment Center and founded the OCD and Related Disorders Program at Nova Southeastern University, after completing training at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania. Jed's research focuses on meta-cognition, information processing, and judgment and decision-making processes involved in the maintenance and reduction of OCD, hoarding, and anxiety, and he has a particular interest in unacceptable thoughts and especially scrupulosity. He is currently writing a book for Oxford University Press on how to treat scrupulosity.

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    Available Credit

    • 1.50 ACEP NBCC clock hours
    • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    • 1.50 Category II credits for Social Workers
    • 1.50 Psychologists
    • 1.50 MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
    • 1.50 Participation

     

     

    Price

    Fee:
    $40.00
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    OCD & Anxiety Lecture Series: Effective and Respectful Treatment for Scrupulous Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Jedidiah Siev, PhD  

    Associate Professor

    Swarthmore College

    Department of Psychology

    Swarthmore, PA

    Originally reviewed November 11, 2021
    Originally broadcast live November 12, 2021, from 9:00 am - 12:15 pm ET
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