Dr Jessica Grisham
School of Psychology, The University of New South Wales
About the 2013 seminars: The Anxiety Practitioners Network is pleased to bring you the 2013 series of Clinical Focus Seminars aimed at providing clinicians and clinical students with up to date information relating to different fields of anxiety treatment. These seminars will be run by clinicians and clinical researchers who are experts in their respective fields. All presenters will include an overview of their area, issues in assessment and measurement, current approaches to treatment, future directions in research and treatment, and some illustrative case studies.
About this seminar: Clinicians encounter a variety of obstacles when treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), including treatment ambivalence, mental contamination and guilt, and covert rituals. This seminar will provide an overview of recent research findings examining some of these psychological processes in OCD, with a focus on treatment implications. I will also briefly introduce a few novel clinical approaches, such as cognitive bias modification and imagery rescripting, which may be eventually incorporated into OCD treatment. Attendees will leave with a greater understanding of the complex issues that may arise in treating OCD and novel clinical perspectives that they can apply to their own clients.
About the presenter: Dr Jessica Grisham is an academic clinical psychologist and senior lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales. She conducts research on OCD and OCD spectrum disorders, such as hoarding disorder, and on anxiety disorders more generally. She has had research grants on understanding emotional and cognitive processes that maintain OCD and on the regulation of anger.
Cost: $55 ($33 for full-time students)
Registration deadline: Registration deadline is Wednesday 4th December 2013
Further Information: Program – Brian O’Grady, Ph: 0412 220 145
Registration Contact: Mina Aynsley – Access Macquarie Limited
Tel: (02) 9805 3153