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Professional Training & Supervision

Bespoke workshops in the assessment and treatment of OCD

Sharing Our Knowledge & Experience

Our team at Perth OCD Clinic is passionate about passing on the advanced training they receive at the Yale OCD Research Clinic and the International OCD Foundation.

We provide professional workshops and supervision to those working in the mental health field and to those who require additional training in the assessment and treatment of OCD and related disorders

training and experience

Professional Training Delivered
by an Experienced Team

All of our clinicians at the Perth OCD Clinic have completed a minimum of six years’ full-time formal university training to be awarded a Masters’ degree in clinical psychology, or up to 10 years’ training for a PhD. They have also completed a further two years post-graduate registration period.

In addition to the specific OCD training required to join the clinic, each of our team brings with them a wealth of experience and training in other psychological areas.

Our clinicians attend ongoing professional development workshops that focus on different subtypes and areas unique to OCD. With this broad knowledge and experience, Perth OCD Clinic is well placed to provide OCD training and supervision to other organisations.

Tailored to Your Needs

Flexible Workshops

Our Director, Dr Gayle Maloney has delivered workshops to public and private hospitals, private practices, community organisations and national and international tertiary institutions. As a clinic, we host workshops throughout the year at our facility in West Perth. Our clinicians can also provide specialised OCD ‘in-house’ workshops, at your workplace. These workshops are tailored to meet the individual needs of your service.

We provide the following workshops in the assessment and treatment of OCD:

  • Introduction to OCD assessment and treatment
  • Advanced training in OCD treatment
  • Treatment of perfectionism as a transdiagnostic issue in OCD
  • Imagery rescripting as an adjunct technique for treatment-resistant OCD

Expertise and workshops

Live Workshops with Dr
Chris Pittenger, MD, PhD

We are delighted that Dr Christopher Pittenger, our Senior Research Consultant, at the Perth OCD Clinic, is able to share his expertise in some of our workshops.

As such, the Perth OCD Clinic hosts live, interactive virtual presentations by Dr Pittenger for medical professionals based in Western Australia who have an interest in learning more about the latest advances in evidence-based psychiatric treatment for OCD sufferers.

Medical professionals are welcome to register their interest for these workshops and will be contacted when the next workshop is scheduled.

For further information regarding supervision or to enquire about dates for our upcoming OCD workshops, please contact Dr Gayle Maloney at gayle.maloney@perthocdclinic.com.au.

Upcoming Workshops

Introduction to OCD treatment in adults

This workshop provides an overview of exposure and response prevention treatment for OCD in Adults. The workshop is offered at various times throughout the year at the Perth OCD Clinic. It is suitable for registered mental health practitioners, including psychiatrists, paediatricians, clinical psychologists, psychologists, social workers, and students completing post-graduate training in mental health. Workshops are limited to eight participants to provide ample opportunities for group discussion and questions. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding the clinical features of OCD, assessment and diagnosing OCD
  • Case formulation and treatment planning, psychological education, cognitive interventions with a particular focus on mindfulness based interventions
  • Exposure and Response Prevention treatment guidelines
  • Relapse prevention strategies

Overview of OCD assessment, diagnosis and treatment - Helpful information for General Practitioners

This brief one-hour online workshop provides an overview for busy General Practitioners who want to learn more about identifying OCD in general practice. This workshop provides information on:

  • identifying clinical features of OCD
  • differential diagnosis
  • subtypes of OCD and related disorders
  • useful screening questionnaires
  • overview of the main components involved in exposure and response prevention treatment

This workshop is provided regularly throughout the year through an online platform for a nominal fee. The workshop is delivered in two parts. The content is a 40-minute pre-recorded session, followed by a live question and answer session with Dr Gayle Maloney.

OCD workshops for medical professionals

We are fortunate that Dr Christopher Pittenger, our Senior Research Consultant, at the Perth OCD Clinic, is able to share his expertise in some of our workshops. Dr Pittenger is the Director of the Yale OCD Research Clinic and a tenured Professor at the Yale Department of Psychiatry.

The Perth OCD Clinic hosts live, interactive virtual presentations by Dr Pittenger for medical professionals based in Western Australia who have an interest in learning more about the latest advances in evidence-based psychiatric treatment for OCD sufferers. Medical professionals are welcome to contact Dr Gayle Maloney directly to register their interest for these workshops.