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Saturday, July 8 • 9:45am - 11:15am
Treatment of Emotional Regulation Difficulties in OCD : Depression and Co-Morbidities

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Difficulties in Emotional Regulation (ER) have been implicated in psychological disorders but not extensively studied in OCD. Recent findings show ER problems are positively correlated with OCD severity in community and clinical samples. In practice co-morbidities affect motivation, treatment planning and progress and treatments incorporating mindfulness, ACT, DBT, tailored CBT strategies and novel approaches such as Cognitive Remediation Therapy can improve mood, cognitive flexibility and eventually ERP effectiveness. We will review research, treatments and describe relevant case studies.


Scott Blair-West, MBBS, DPM, FRANZCP, MD

Dr Blair-West graduated in Medicine from the University of Melbourne, Australia, completing psychiatric training in 1993. While working as an academic he also commenced private practice specializing in CBT for OCD and Panic Disorder. In 2002, he commenced as Medical Direc... Read More →

Christopher Mogan, PhD

Dr Christopher Mogan PhD is the Director of The Anxiety Clinic in Melbourne, specializing in complex presentations of Anxiety, OCD, Hoarding Disorders. Formerly Clinical Director of the CBT-based Anxiety and Depression Program at The Melbourne Clinic, he developed innovative CBT treatment interventions for an inpatient psychiatric population. Dr Mogan is a Research Fellow at Swinburne University where he conducts research and treatment programs for Hoarding Disorder. The Anxiety Clinic has an Intensive Outpatient Treatment called the XRP Program that implements prolonged exposure strategies. He is part of a group of Melbourne researchers who published research papers on OCD, hoarding, depression and anxiety. In 2014, Dr Mogan was the lead author of the book... Read More →

Saturday July 8, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am
Yerba Buena - Salons 13-15

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