The Misidentification of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Ethics of Treatment & Diagnosis
with Guest Speaker Erin Nghe, LCSW
This interactive workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) cycle and symptom dimensions, taboo types of OCD, exposure and response prevention therapy (Ex/RP), the prevalence of misidentification, as well as the ethics behind identifying symptoms and referring out early on in the treatment process if appropriate.
Participants will learn how to begin to reframe anxiety in general and within the context of OCD treatment. Exploring why traditional talk therapy and relaxation techniques are contraindicated when treating OCD, attendees will also develop a strong base in Ex/RP assessment and treatment by exploring case vignettes and video clips of the treatment process.
- Deconstruct OCD Symptom Dimensions & OCD Cycle
- Compare Diagnostic Assessment Options
- Discuss Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy
- Explain Exposure Guidelines with a Client Centered Approach
- Describe Relapse Prevention Planning
- Summarize the ethics of early assessment and tx of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Explain the ethics of discontinued usage of traditional CBT methods for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
About Erin Nghe, LCSW
Erin Nghe (Nee), is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Director and Owner of OCD Set Free, where she supports individuals living with OCD and related disorders in Georgia, Florida and Alabama. With a clinical career spanning over 15 years, Erin also trains therapists across the East Coast to convert their mental health facilities to be more OCD treatment focused.
Erin’s expertise has also afforded her the opportunity to serve as a contributing writer to a Sexual Obsessions in OCD treatment manual for therapists and serve as guest expert for online publications like CNN and Wondermind, as well as various digital podcasts. Erin is also the Co-founder of ERP Kaleidoscope, a networking membership association for BIPOC individuals living with OCD and the BIPOC therapists who aim to serve them.