CBT for OCD Training

CBT for OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

CBT for OCD training is an APT-accredited 3-day course from one of the UK's leading providers of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training courses. We bring the training to your own organisation, for maximum cost-effectiveness, and up to 15 people can attend. (2-day, online and refresher courses are also available.)

Executive Summary:

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is where a person has an obsessive belief (for example that their hands are contaminated) and a compulsion to perform a behaviour that will relieve the distress (for example to wash their hands). Typically the obsessions and compulsions get more and more severe and may expand to include many facets of everyday life. Inevitably, therefore, this causes great distress to the sufferer and those around them, and the seeming inability to control their own behaviour simply results in additional distress and bewilderment. Usually, those with OCD realise that their behaviour is 'not normal' and this is a clear differentiator between obsessional beliefs and psychotic ones.

The aims of the course:

The aims are (a) to describe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, (b) to describe the theory which explains how OCD develops and (c) to cover the methods of treatment for OCD in a way that encourages delegates to use them subsequently.

The course covers:

What you receive as a result of attending the training:

You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation, and receive a certificate to this effect. The accreditation gives you access to online resources associated with the course.

Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation lasts for 3 years and is renewable by sitting an online refresher which also upgrades your accreditation to APT Level 2 if you are successful in the associated online exam.

Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 100,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.

How can I make a booking?

Bring the course to your organisation:

Up to 15 people can attend this course, and we bring it to you for an all-inclusive fee. The 3-day course costs £4,165 plus VAT and the 2-day course costs £2,985 plus VAT.

The fee covers all costs:

You provide the teaching room, any refreshments you want to, and the delegates.

To arrange this course, email office@apt.ac or call (UK) 0116 241 8331. We will be pleased to hear from you.

Study the course online:

Suitable for individuals or groups of professionals or whole departments / organisations. This course is available to study online - this is a great opportunity to obtain APT-quality input and develop your professional knowledge at a time that is convenient to you and your organisation. For more information or to purchase this course online, click here.

Become a tutor for the course:

If you are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to tutor the course in your own organisation, thereby saving your organisation 50% of the course fee each time you run it. To see the full benefits of this and for the application form, click here.

Downloadable information sheet

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APT Accreditation

As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course. APT verifies the accreditation by publishing the delegates' average ratings of relevance and presentation-quality for all its accredited courses. The accreditation is given value by over 100,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

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Feedback Ratings

Feedback Ratings

We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings for the last ten runnings of this course.

Average Presentation rating: 94%

Average Relevance rating: 95%



*These statistics were last updated in March 2016

Written Feedback

Written Feedback

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the 'CBT for OCD' course has received.

"I really useful and informative course that has increased my confidence in treating this complex disorder. I found the tutor professional and knowledgeable but at the same time warm and approachable. Many thanks.”

"The course was extremely useful and will help with my work. I have been able to review my practices and hopefully transfer this to my workplace. It has increased my knowledge surrounding OCD.”

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