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Psychological Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Fundamentals and Beyond

Martin M. Antony, PhD; Christine Purdon, PhD; Laura J. Summerfeldt, PhD

CE Credit: 8 Hours

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Social Work CE | Occupational Therapy CEUs | Marriage & Family Therapy CE

Learning Level: Intermediate

Course Type: Test Only

Course Abstract

This is a test only course (book not included). The book can be purchased from Amazon or some other source.

This CE test is based on the book "Psychological Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Fundamentals and Beyond" (2006, 328 pages). The chapters in this practical and insightful guide for helping individuals with this troubling disorder, written by prominent specialists, provide practical, step-by-step descriptions of psychological approaches to treating OCD. After explicating the general, underlying features of the disorder, the contributors to this volume describe evidence-based behavioral and cognitive approaches, such as exposure and ritual prevention and cognitive restructuring. Subsequent chapters discuss how to apply these strategies with particular presentations of OCD, including fears of contamination; doubting and checking; incompleteness concerns; religious, sexual, and aggressive obsessions; and compulsive hoarding. Also included are discussions of more advanced issues, including dealing with treatment resistance and comorbidity and treating OCD in special populations. 

Closeout Course #80-42 | 36 posttest questions 

Learning Objectives

1.Identify the characteristics, processes, etiology and models of OCD
2.Name behavioral and cognitive techniques used in the treatment of OCD
3.List the guidelines for making decisions for treatment of OCD
4.Discuss the empirical status of ERP as a treatment paradigm for OCD
5.Identify the role of cognitive factors in the development and treatment of OCD
6.Name ways to tailor CBT techniques according to OCD subtypes
7.Differentiate the varying treatment paradigms for treating OCD subtypes
8.Detail the issues specific to different populations of individuals with OCD

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists; by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer home study continuing education for NCCs (#5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB #1046, ACE Program); the Florida Boards of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (#BAP346) and Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board (#RCST100501); the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193); and the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678).


This test-only course provides instant access to the CE test that enables you to earn CE credit for reading a published course book (book NOT included in your course enrollment). After enrolling, click on My Account and scroll down to My Active Courses. From here you’ll see links to Download/Print or Take CE Test (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course book).

Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.

About the Author(s)

Martin M. Antony, PhD is Professor in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto. He is also Director of Research at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario. He holds part time or adjunct faculty appointments at McMaster University, University at Buffalo (State University of New York), University of Waterloo, and University of Regina, and was the Founding Director of both the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre and the Psychology Residency Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton. Dr. Antony has published 20 books and more than 100 scientific articles and book chapters mostly in the areas of anxiety disorders, cognitive behavior therapy, and psychological assessment.

Christine Purdon, PhD is associate professor of psychology at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, ON, and is also a consulting psychologist with the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, ON. She is a licensed psychologist who has been researching and treating obsessional problems for the past decade. She received three early career awards for her contributions to research on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and is a member of the Obsessive-Compulsive Cognitions Working Group, an international research group devoted to examining the role of cognitive appraisal in the development and persistence of OCD. She is a member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

Laura J. Summerfeldt, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. She is also on the adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and is a consulting psychologist at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre and the Psychology Residency Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario. She received her doctorate from York University in Toronto, Canada, and completed her postdoctoral training in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. Dr. Summerfeldt has published numerous book chapters and scholarly articles in such areas as personality and psychopathology, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social phobia.

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