Basic etiology of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and clarity about research-based treatment options

Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    OCD can be difficult to clinically recognize; its manifestations can be subtle. Listeners will learn the most common sub-types of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), a primer on the treatment of OCD, and the research behind its treatment. This interview will provide common roadblocks to OCD treatment and recovery and help therapists identify how OCD shows up in the therapy room. Listeners will also learn core treatment concepts that will help inform OCD treatment through various stages of recovery.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Provide an overview of ERP treatment; List five of more different presentations of OCD that differ from the more common presentations, like hand-washing or lock-checking; Describe two or more common roadblocks that may occur when psychotherapeutically treating a client with OCD

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active paid Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the requested course evaluation.

    Course elements (including the course audio, post-test, and requested course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via all major public podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content. The instructor, Kimberley Quilan, LMFT, mentions her website/book as potential resources to learn more about OCD diagnosis and treatment.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

  • Accommodations

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Anxiety Expert

Kimberley Quinlan, LMFT #78448

OCD and Anxiety Expert

Kimberley Quinlan is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California and the founder and owner, a website that hosts online courses for the management of OCD, Anxiety, Panic and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors. Kimberley also hosts the weekly podcast, Your Anxiety Toolkit. Your Anxiety Toolkit provides Mindfulness-Based tools to help manage anxiety, depression and shame. Kimberley currently has a private practice in Calabasas, California, providing CBT in outpatient, and intensive outpatient services for those with OCD, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors and other OCD spectrum disorders. Kimberley Quinlan, LMFT has been featured in many world renowned and prestigious media outlets, such as The LA Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR (National Public Radio), KCRW public radio, The Seattle Times and The Marilou Henner Show. Kimberley has also consulted on various mental health issues with programs such as ABC’s 20/20 and Telemundo.

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  • SOCIALLY-RESPONSIBLE: We donate to The Trevor Project for LGBTQIA+ youth suicide prevention

  • WOMEN-OWNED: We are founded and run by Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

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