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GKCPA Workshop May 2020

  • May 29, 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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Diagnosis and Treatment of OCD: Clarifying Misconceptions in the Mental Health Field

Presented by Shanda Curiel, Psy.D.

Earn 2 CEs

Zoom Meeting (link will be sent after you register)
This is approved as a live, interactive CE presentation. Participants will have the same physical presence expectations through video that would be required for in-person events to gain CE credit.


This introductory workshop will improve psychologists’ and other mental health providers’ competency regarding the diagnosis and treatment of this often misdiagnosed and misunderstood condition. This will include a Cognitive-Behavioral conceptualization of OCD, an overview of maintenance factors, and an evidence-based treatment approach. Response Prevention and other effective skills will be reviewed.


  • Identify at least 8 common themes of obsessions and 6 types of compulsions.
  • Compare and contrast symptoms of OCD and OCPD for differential diagnosis.
  • Explain 3 key components of OCD and 2 problematic responses that reinforce symptom maintenance.
  • Describe 2 types of exposures that are effective for treating OCD and commonly used interventions that are ineffective for treating OCD.


Dr. Curiel is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the treatment of pediatric and adult Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, Tick Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders. She received extensive training in evidence-based treatments, implementing these approaches in various levels of care, and treating mild to extreme severities. Dr. Curiel is also a consultant for and graduate instructor on the diagnosis and treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders. She is passionate about raising awareness to medical/psychiatric professionals and members of the community on the misconceptions of OCD and proper treatment.

COST: Free for GKCPA members, $15 for guests/non-members

To receive the Zoom meeting link in your email, please register by the evening of May 28.

Greater Kansas City Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Greater Kansas City Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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