This webinar will provide an overview of obsessive compulsive disorder, how the disorder presents and how it is most effectively assessed and treated.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Delivering Therapy on the Internet

This webinar will provide an overview of obsessive compulsive disorder, how the disorder presents, and how it is most effectively assessed and treated. The webinar outlines contemporary research on the efficacy of internet-delivered treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder, and highlights services in Australia that provide such treatment.

Learning outcomes:

  • Explain the main subtypes of obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of commonly used assessment tools
  • Describe best-practice treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Explain what internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy is
  • Find services who deliver internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy in Australia

The webinar series

The webinar series examines some of the online mental health treatment programs that GPs need to know about, focusing on evidence-based programs that have been developed in Australia. The evidence around the efficacy and usefulness of different programs will be discussed along with practical aspects of using the programs.

Summary:

  • e-Mental Health programs are a useful adjunct to mental health treatment in primary care
  • there is good evidence that patient outcomes improve with the use of e-Mental Health programs
  • a variety of locally-developed e-Mental Health programs are available
  • GPs need to be familiar with the programs their patients are using and be able to recommend the use of these programs appropriately.

Audience

GPs and GP registrars, psychologists and allied mental health practitioners, in fact any health professional with an interest in improving outcomes for patients with mental health conditions.

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