Martin M. Antony, PhD
Leading Edge Seminars
Live Broadcast Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Live Broadcast Time: 1:00 pm to 4:15 pm ET
Live Broadcast Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Live Broadcast Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00pm ET
Can’t Attend Live? This webinar will be recorded and archived. All registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year after the Live Broadcast date.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common condition associated with unwanted thoughts, images, or urges (obsessions) and repeated behaviours aimed at reducing anxiety, neutralizing obsessions, or preventing danger (compulsions). This seminar provides an overview of cognitive and behavioural strategies for treating OCD. Participants will learn about the theoretical foundations, empirical evidence, and practical application of well-established behavioural approaches (e.g., exposure and response prevention) and cognitive approaches (e.g., experiments, cognitive restructuring), including new and emerging thinking on how to use these strategies to get the most benefit possible. Participants will also learn about acceptance and mindfulness-based approaches for OCD as well as strategies for enhancing client motivation and engagement. The seminar will discuss the evidence concerning key treatment decisions and modalities (e.g., group vs. individual treatment; teletherapy; combining CBT with medication; intensive treatments; clinician-supported self-help, etc.). Special considerations for treating OCD during the COVID-19 pandemic will also be discussed. Participants will receive a detailed list of resources.
Dr. Martin M. Antony is professor in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University and provincial clinical and training lead for the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program. Previously, he was founding director of both the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic and the Psychology Residency Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a past president of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He has published 33 books and over 300 scientific articles and chapters in areas related to cognitive behavior therapy and anxiety-related disorders. He has given more than 425 presentations to audiences across four continents, and has been interviewed, featured, or quoted more than 450 times in various print, radio, television, and online media outlets, including the CBC, Chatelaine Magazine, CNN, CTV, the Globe and Mail, National Post, New York Times, O (Oprah) Magazine, Prevention Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Scientific American Mind, Toronto Star, USA Today, Washington Post, and many others. Learn more at https://martinantony.com