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Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, residents should be able to:

  • Describe the basic phenomenology of OCD

  • Recognize common and unusual presentations of OCD

  • Identify the common cognitive distortions present in OCD

  • Describe the concept and process of habituation including the factors necessary for habituation to occur

  • Develop a treatment plan for exposure and response prevention including

    • Identification of core fears

    • Creation of a fear and exposure hierarchy

    • Development of a response prevention plan


Hover over each image for examples of obsessions and feared consequences.
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