NOW COMPLETED – Integrated and Experiential Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder



COMPLETED – check back again for next offering dates in the new year.

Course attendees will receive a certificate of attendance from the Dept of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa.

Location: Ottawa

Workshop Description

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a first line evidence-based treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

OCD is a complex condition with multiple features. Treatment success in OCD requires systematic and specific approaches with CBT.  This workshop covers the current DSM classification of OCD and related disorders as well as theories and models explaining causation. Participants see an overview of all treatment options (including medications) for OCD.

Experience a step by step by step integrated and updated protocol for treatment of OCD with behavioural, cognitive and experiential techniques.

Enhance your learning through a skilled combination of brief presentations, demonstrations, group exercises and role play. 

Hear about common pitfalls and tips for success in managing OCD. The information will also be useful in treating related conditions like Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Trichotillomania. You will leave with a well-rounded understanding of OCD and its treatment.  

Workshop Trainer

Dr Sanjay Rao is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa and Addl Professor of Psychiatry Dalhousie University. He has delivered over 250 workshops in CBT across UK, Canada and regularly presents at national and international conferences on CBT. He has expertise in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, and was the clinical director of the mood and anxiety programme at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. He was also the Clinical Lead for Improving Access to Structured Psychotherapy Programme in Ottawa.

Dr Rao is a trained specialist in consultation liaison psychiatry and established services to serve clients who have co-occurring mental and physical conditions. He trains and supervises multidisciplinary teams including physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists and counsellors and has been on the forefront of CBT training in Canada. He developed and delivered province-wide CBT training in Nova Scotia.

Dr. Rao has been recently awarded Fellowship of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CACBT-ACTCC) for contribution to the dissemination of CBT in Canada. 

NEW Location: Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) 1355 Bank St. Ottawa. 4th Floor Unit 401 – Munich Room.  There will be signs on the day of the event. 

Time: 9:00 – 4:00pm

Note: Coffee Breaks will be provided for in the morning and afternoon with light snacks. Lunch is not provided, however there are a number of options available at the Billings Bridge Shopping Centre, a small restaurant in the building and others in the vicinity.

Workshop Rates:

Registration Fee: $249 +HST (Early Bird Ends September 23, 2018)

Student Rate: $199.00 + HST (Note: Students send proof of being a student to to receive your Discount Code)

Registration is open to those who have an independent practise or is a student working towards independent practise.

Email: if you have any questions.

Cancellation Policy

Registrant Cancellation

We kindly ask that if you must reschedule or cancel your registration that you provide 24 hr notice. This provides us the opportunity to offer your space to anyone who may be on a waiting list.

Note: Refund Policy

  • Full refund minus $50.00 Admin fee until October 1st, 2018 at 4:00 pm. 
  • After October 1st, 2018 the refund will be for 50% of fee paid.  

IXT Mind Cancellation

Please note that many Workshops require a minimum number of attendees for the workshop to go ahead and be financially viable. Please do not incur or commit to any additional costs in relation to the workshop until you have received confirmation that it is going ahead.

IXT Mind reserves the right to cancel this workshop at its discretion. In the unlikely event a workshop must be cancelled or rescheduled, workshop fees will be refunded at 100%. IXT Mind including its coordinators, agents and/or trainers, hold no financial responsibility for any related additional costs including travel or accommodation costs incurred by the registrant.

Thank you for your understanding. 


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