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Helping Your Clients Break Free from OCD

4 CE Interactive Live Webinar
April 27, 2022, 12:00pm-4:20pm

In this class, participants will be introduced to the diagnosis of OCD and major treatment strategies, drawing from CBT, ERP (Exposure Therapy), and ACT (Acceptance and Committmement Therapy). Through this interactive live webinar, participants will learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of OCD, particularly less well-known manifestations, explore the behavioral mechanisms that maintain these symptoms and learn the basic tenets of effective treatment modalities for OCD and how to apply them as well as common obstacles to OCD treatment and methods of addressing them. This course will incorporate didactics, live discussion and case examples and formulations as tools for instruction.

Class Objectives Include
1. Define OCD including explanation of diagnostic criteria, differential diagnosis, types and features of OCD, comorbidity and related disorders

2. Describe causes of OCD including the etiology and the Maintenance Model

3.Explain and identify treatments for OCD including, psychodynamic and cognitive therapies, Exposure Therapy (ERP), Inhibitory Learning Model and Acceptance and Commitment Recognize special considerations involved in treating OCD Therapy (ACT)

4. Recognize special considerations involved in treating OCD

Target Audience: Social workers and mental health professionals
Content Level: All Levels: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced

Course Agenda:
11:50-12:00pm Login to your Thinkific account and get ready to begin class!


  • Introduction
  • OCD Definition and diagnostic criteria
  • Types and features of OCD
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Comorbidities and related disorders

1:20-1:30 – BREAK


  • Causes of OCD
  • Treatments for OCD

3:00-3:05 – BREAK

  • Treatments for OCD continued
  • Special considerations of treating OCD
  • Case formulations and discussions
  • Q&A
  • Conclusion
4:15-4:20 – Posttest & Course Evaluation

Fee and Registration:
The Fee for this course is $119 and includes 4 CE credit. Be sure to register by April 25, 2022. Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the live webinar to receive a refund. 

About the Instructor:
This course is taught by Veronica Vaiti, LCSW-R, CCATP. Veronica is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Bhava Therapy Group and the Social Work Consultant for the Bhava Therapy Group Continuing Education Program. Veronica received her Masters of Social Work degree and postmasters Advanced Clinical Training from New York University. She studied at the Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy in their Clinical Fellowship Program as well as Sensory-Motor Psychotherapy for Trauma, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, Yoga Therapy and numerous other trainings. Veronica has over 20 years experience as a psychodynamic, somatic and experientially oriented psychotherapist, supervisor, teacher, author, administrator and consultant.

System Requirements
Windows XP or higher, MacOS9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higherBroadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

Course Completion Requirements:
To earn CE credit, social workers and mental health clinicians must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete both the online posttest and course evaluation. Upon completion of the live course, you will be immediately prompted to complete the posttest and then the course evaluation. Once you receive a passing score of 80% or above (you will have an unlimited number of attempts to take the posttest), you will be prompted to complete the course evaluation. Participants will have a 24-hour time window from the end of the live course, within which both the posttest and the course evaluation must be completed in order to receive credit. A certificate of completion will appear within your account and you will receive an email congratulations message and link to your Certificate of Completion as well.

CE Information:
Bhava Therapy Group, #1782, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Bhava Therapy Group maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period: 12/09/2021 – 12/09/2022.  Social workers completing this course receive 4 continuing education credits.

For questions, concerns, or to request accommodations, please email or call 646-389-5801

Refund Policy

Refunds for live in-person courses are offered up to 1 week in advance of the course start date. Refunds for live online courses are offered up to 24 hours prior to the start of the course. Refunds are issued in the original form of payment used.  Any cancellations or requests for refunds after the 1 week or 24 hour window respectively are reviewed on a case by case basis. Requests for refunds or cancellation after the 1 week or 24 hour window, if granted, may qualify only as a credit for future courses not as a refund of the original payment used.

If you are unable to attend the class you registered for, please to request your creditCancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the live webinar to receive a refund.

Grievance Policy

The Bhava Therapy Group Continuing Education Program (BTGCEP) aims to provide an educational experience that meets and exceeds the highest standards for professional continuing education. The BTGCEP strives to address and meet each participants’ learning needs in an easy to use, transparent, supportive and openly communicative manner with substantive and quality content and instruction.

If at any time, a participant experiences a difficulty or grievance of any kind such as access to CE course, delivery of courses, attendance to courses, quality of or level of instruction of the courses, receipt of certificates of completion and the like, the BTGCEP team commits to respond promptly and in a timely manner with as much clarity, respect for the request or expressed grievance and work to resolve the grievance in a satisfactory and integrous manner.