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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder | Swinburne Psychology Clinic

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Date: Saturday 26 August 2017
Venue: Level 2 The George (GS) Building, Hawthorn Campus

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Join us for part two of a two-part CBT Workshop Series presented by Asscociate Professor Sunil Bhar.

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the most common anxiety disorders, yet is poorly conceptualised and treated. Many health care providers feel inadequately prepared or trained to provide best practice treatments to this group of patients. In this workshop, participants will learn to conceptualize and treat adult presentations of OCD using a cognitive behavioural framework. Behavioural exercises and cognitive strategies will be demonstrated through case studies, video footage, role plays, experiential exercises and live demonstrations. An extensive list of resources (reading list, online links and handouts) will also be provided to assist participants extend their knowledge of CBT for OCD.

By the end of this workshop, participants are expected to feel more competent and confident in using CBT for OCD in daily practice.

All health professionals are welcome to attend. Students receive 10% discount on all workshops. Swinburne students recieve 50% discount (student number must be provided on purchase).

About the presenter

Sunil Bhar is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Swinburne University of Technology. He is Chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences and convenes Swinburne's Clinical Psychology programs. He also directs the Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults, coordinates the Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Program and chairs the Wellbeing and Mental Health Flagship of the Brain and Psychological Research Centre.

Dr Bhar runs an active research lab focusing on the emotional wellbeing of older adults and the mechanisms of reminiscence and cognitivebehavioural therapies. He is a diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapies—having spent four years working with Aaron Beck, MD—investigating the efficacy of cognitive therapy for suicide prevention. Dr Bhar has maintained a clinical practice for the last 20 years and has integrated his clinical experience into his teaching and research.

About the Psychology Clinic

The Psychology Clinic has demonstrated a commitment to the profession of psychology with the provision of quality psychological training and research since its inception in 1990. As part of this continuing commitment, the Psychology Clinic has developed a range of professional development opportunities for people in the community, businesses, health professionals, people in educational settings, psychologists and psychology students, at all stages of their careers.

Contact Information: Libby Ewing
Email: psychprojects@swin.edu.au Tel: +61 3 9214 5528