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Thompson Centre Course

Advanced Training in Managing OCD

The Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre is developing long lasting partnerships with clinicians interested in treating OCD. As part of this partnership, we are offering exclusive and intensive training through an accredited and highly subsidized University of Toronto certificate course. This certificate course is aimed at building your capacity to effectively and confidently care for patients with OCD.

The course will foster expertise in the assessment and diagnosis of patients with OCD, and the formulation of biopsychosocial management plans. You will learn to deliver effective evidence-based psychopharmacologic treatment; to provide a course of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) specific to OCD.

Course description

The Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre is developing long lasting partnerships with clinicians interested in treating OCD. As part of this partnership, we are offering exclusive and intensive training through an accredited and subsidized University of Toronto certificate course. This certificate course is aimed at building your capacity to effectively and confidently care for patients with OCD.

We will be selecting a small cohort of clinicians to participate in training, including comprehensive workshops (across 2 weekends) and extensive small group supervision (over 6 months). The course will foster expertise in the assessment and diagnosis of patients with OCD, and the formulation of biopsychosocial management plans. You will learn to deliver effective evidence-based psychopharmacologic treatment; to provide a course of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) specific to OCD; and to address related family and work-place issues. Upon completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to be recognized as a preferred partner with ongoing opportunities for specialized education, supervision and support.

Course Objectives

By attending this course, participants will learn to:

  • Assess and confidently diagnose Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Related Disorders
  • Prescribe first-line evidence-based medication and have extensive knowledge of second-line options for patients
  • Deliver specialized CBT for a range of different OCD presentations

Course Schedule

Two comprehensive pharmacotherapy and CBT group workshops in January 2018 and one day wrap up and skills consolidation in June 2018.

Five evenings of monthly small group supervision beginning January 2017 from 6-9:15 PM.

Optional individualized phone supervision FREE to course registrants.

  • Up to 12 sessions of clinical case supervision over a 6 month period with a flexible start date
  • Must be initiated within 1 year of course completion

Registration

Registration will be opening soon. For more information please contact our Education Coordinator Kristin Crandlemire at: ThompsonCentreEducation@sunnybrook.ca.

Contact

Kristin Crandlemire at: ThompsonCentreEducation@sunnybrook.ca.