Event Details

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for OCD

Presented by Professor Karina Lovell

About the event

This workshop has been organised by the Manchester Branch. This event is taking place face-to-face only and will not be recorded.

Venue:  Friends’ Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS - Venue website

Times: 9.30am - 5.00pm, with registration from 9.15am. Refreshments and lunch are included.

A certificate of attendance will be issued for 7 hours CPD. Registration closes at Midday on Thursday 12 September.

Based on current estimates for the UK population, there are around three quarters of a million people living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) at any one time. OCD affects as many as 12 in every 1,000 people (1.2% of the population) from young children to adults, regardless of gender, social or cultural background.

Professor Karina Lovell is a national expert in the psychological treatment of OCD. She will present information about the nature and clinical features of the condition; a critical appraisal of treatment methods and consideration of case studies with complexity and co-morbidity based in lived experience.  The workshop will provide a significant opportunity for skills practice to enhance CBT therapists' work using exposure and response prevention (ERP) and cognitive interventions. The workshop style will be both didactic and interactive with small and large group practice and discussions.

The workshop is highly relevant to both high and low intensity therapists and will cover various levels of complexity and comorbidity.

Join us in Manchester to learn more about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for OCD. Lunch and refreshments will be provided so there is an opportunity for meeting other therapists in the breaks.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Learning outcomes

- Increase knowledge of prevalence and clinical features of OCD

- To critically examine the evidence base for psychological interventions for OCD (ERP and cognitive interventions)

- Extend knowledge and clinical skill of managing OCD using psychological interventions. (ERP and cognitive interventions) 

-To enhance CBT skills through practice with peer feedback

About the presenter(s)

Professor Karina Lovell is a Professor of Mental Health in the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester and NIHR Senior Investigator (emirtus). Karina is a mental health nurse by background and is a trained Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, and currently delivers both high and low-intensity interventions in primary and secondary care and the voluntary sector. She is past president of the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy).


Karina's main research field is in developing complex psychological interventions for anxiety and depression and physical health problems. Her programme of research has focussed on alternative, accessible and innovative low-intensity interventions for common mental health problems and long-term conditions particularly the use of the telephone in delivering psychological interventions.

Karina was a guideline member for the OCD/BDD NICE guidelines and a guideline member for the updated Generalised Anxiety Disorder NICE guidelines. She is a clinical expert and volunteer CBT therapist for Anxiety UK) Karina is substantially involved in delivering low-intensity interventions globally and has collaborations with Pakistan, Indonesia, India and Sub-Saharan Africa.


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Face-to-Face Event
23 Sep 2024
75.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
100.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non Member

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