Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Adults: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach

Friday, November 10, 2017, 12:30pm – 4:00pm

"Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Adults: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach"

Presenter: Peter W. Moran, PH.D.

Peter W. Moran, PH.D., is co-founder and Senior Partner of Cornerstone Behavioral Health. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in Massachusetts, who has practiced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy treatment for over 30 years, being one of the original cognitive-behavioral practitioners in Worcester County. Dr. Moran specialized in the treatment of anxiety disorders (Panic Disorder, PTSD, Phobias) and mood disorders (Depression and Bipolar). He also treats OCD, Trichotillomania, and Skin Picking. He teaches and supervises physician psychiatry residents in the practice of CBT at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry.



La Maison Francaise/Salon, Assumption College campus - Directions


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) was once considered an intractable disorder. However, with the development of cognitive behavioral treatment strategies, alone and combined with psychopharmacological intervention, adults with OCD can be successfully treated. This workshop will identify the important characteristics of OCD. Emphasis will be placed on the accurate recognition of co-morbidity Axis I presentation so that client-specific cognitive-behavioral treatment can be utilized.

Assessment tools specific to anxiety disorders as well as unique for OCD will be reviewed. CBT STRATEGIES WILL BE PRESENTED FOCUSING ON INTERVENTIONS SPECIFIC FOR OBSESSIONS AND COMPULSIONS. Psychopharmacological medications will be identified. Case studies highlighting histories, assessment data, and indicated treatment strategies will be presented. Case conceptualizations will be sensitive to progress evaluation by managed care reviewers. Participants will learn practical, hands on techniques that will enable them to make effective interventions with this challenging disorder.


Participants will acquire the following skills:

  1. Identify OCD client demographics and recognize co-morbid Axis I presentations
  2. Utilize assessment tools specific to OCD
  3. Reduce patient OCD symptom severity with CBT
  4. Recognize the indicators for concurrent psychopharmacological intervention