About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
OCD is a condition that affects the brain. It leaves a person’s life completely upside down until they act on their compulsion. Throughout this course, candidates will learn more about this condition and the best way to interact with it. Candidates will learn how to manage OCD and its effects on the brain. They will walk away from the session with a solid understanding of OCD and its causes.
How long will this course take?
This course takes 2 hours to be completed.
Who needs this training?
All care sector staff can benefit from this course.
What are the main points covered?
The main points covered are the history and prevalence of OCD, understanding what a compulsion or obsession is, understanding the causes of OCD and understanding the links of OCD and the brain.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
OCD Awareness Course Outline
- What is OCD?
- The history and prevalence of OCD.
- What is an obsession or compulsion?
- What causes OCD?
- OCD and the brain.
- Assessing and treating OCD.
OCD Awareness FAQs
What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?
OCD is a mental health condition where you have recurring thoughts and repetitive behaviours that you cannot control.
Who is the OCD awareness course for?
Anyone working in the health care and social care sectors is advised to attend this course. Suitable for candidates at all levels, this course provides an understanding of the symptoms and treatments available for sufferers of OCD.
What will I learn in the OCD awareness course?
The course gives candidates a better understanding of what having OCD can be like and how it can affect their lives. Candidates will also learn how OCD is caused and should be able to understand the neurological side of OCD and how to manage it.
What are the different types of OCD?
People with OCD can be put into four different groups depending on their range of symptoms. These groups are: ‘Cleaning and Contamination’, ‘Symmetry and Ordering’, ‘Forbidden thoughts’ and ‘Hoarding’. There are different forms of treatment for each type of OCD.