Optimising CBT for severe treatment refractory OCD

Presented by Professor David Veale

About the event

This Masterclass webinar will be hosted on Zoom. The webinar will be recorded and will be made available for 30 days after the event to delegates who have registered. You can choose to attend on the day or watch later on. 

A certificate of attendance will be issued for 1.5 hours CPD (live attendance only). 

Registration closes - Midday Friday 13 May.  Places are limited though so book early to avoid disappointment.


Severe treatment refractory OCD implies an individual has failed one or more trials of CBT. This means judging the quality of any previous trials of CBT, or previous interfering factors or not being ready to change. If you and your client will try another round of CBT, how can you ensure that your exposure or behavioural experiments are optimised especially when there are no feared consequences or there is a need to tolerate uncertainty?

Severe OCD may also be complicated by various co-morbidities especially depression; trauma or aversive memories; alcohol or substance misuse; low body weight; sleep chaos; ASD; prescribed medication; severe avoidance; over-valued ideation and family accommodation. Approaches to these problems will be highlighted with clinical examples.

About the presenter(s)

David Veale is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and a Visiting Professor in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies at the Institute of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. He is past President of The British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. 

Professor Veale is based at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma at the Maudsley, the Anxiety Disorders Residential Unit at the Bethlem and the Nightingale Hospital London, which all have services for severe treatment refractory OCD. His website is

He has published about 150 peer-reviewed articles and four self-help books. He is a trustee of OCD Action, the BDD Foundation, and EmetAction.


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17 May 2022
20.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
30.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non-Member
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