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Mental Health SIG - Working with Individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • 16 Mar 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Zoom


Mental Health Special Interest Group

Professional Development / Continuing Education contact hours will be awarded

FOCUS:                      Mental Health

DATE:                        Thursday March 16, 2023

TIME:                         6:00-7:00 pm

LOCATION:              Zoom (link to be sent by MAOT prior to meeting)

SIG CHAIRS:            Allyson Lewis, OT, OTR, Rosa Colorado, OT, OTR, and Emily Walker                      OT, OTR (this SIG meeting hosted by Allyson and Rosa)

IMPORTANT: to attend PLEASE sign up to through MAOT events calendar, registration will close THE DAY PRIOR to meeting date

Topic: Working with Individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Speaker: Jade LaRochelle, OT, OTD, OTR is an occupational therapist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital on the inpatient psychiatry unit. Jade enjoys working with individuals with various mental health conditions and has a particular interest in working with individuals with OCD.

Learning Objectives:

1.     to review and increase understanding of the diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

2.     to review and gain a better understanding of the cognitive model of OCD

3.     to identify and discuss helpful strategies when dealing with individuals with OCD

4.     to explore and share resources for individuals with OCD


Berman, N.C., Elliot, C., & Wilhelm, S. (2015). CBT for OCD: Theory, Assessment and Treatment. In Wilhelm, S., Sprich, S. & Peterson, T. (Eds.), Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. New York: Springer.

Hughes, F., & Kinderman, P. (2023). ‘Finally, I could breathe’: The utility and impact of a diagnosis of obsessive compulsive disorder. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 1-13. doi:10.1017/S1352465822000637

Meeting includes Introductions, Announcements, and Discussion

Meeting is Free to MAOT members. Non-members $10.00, Students $5.00

Membership forms can be downloaded from the MAOT website.

Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy, Inc. (MAOT)
P.O. Box 850543 Braintree, MA 02185   Email:

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