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OCD or Something Else? Navigating Differential Diagnosis and Clinical Assessments Part Two

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OCD or Something Else? Navigating Differential Diagnosis and Clinical Assessments Part Two

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Nov 12, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST

About The Event

Course Title: OCD or Something Else? Navigating Differential Diagnosis and Clinical Assessments Part Two

Presented by Nicole Gibson, LPC, MS.Ed, NCC 

Date: November 12th 2021

Time: 11.00 AM EST - 1.00 PM EST 

Cost: $10 

Level: Introductory 

Credit Hours: 2 Clinical CEs 

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Description: As clinicians, one of the most important roles we have is appropriate assessment and diagnosis to guide treatment. This can be a challenging task for even the most seasoned clinician. Inaccurate diagnoses can have major implications on the success of treatment (Foa, 2012). Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be one of the more difficult diagnoses to conceptualize as clinicians. This is the second part of our two-part training around appropriate assessment of OCD. In this training, we will examine self-administered and clinician-administered assessments that aid in this clinical determination. The presenter will emphasize the importance of gathering specific, detailed information about the client’s obsessive content and compulsive behaviors to ensure that exposure and response prevention is tailored to their specific fear.  Recent literature and best practices in the field of OCD will be integrated throughout. Participants are not required to have attended the first part of the training to participate.



11a-11:15a - Introduction & Course Overview (Conflicts of interest, learning objectives, limitations)

11:15a-11:25a - Self-report measures for OCD

11:25a-11:35a - Clinician Administered Comprehensive Assessments

11:35A-12:00p - Diagnostic Specific Clinician Administered Assessments

12:00p-12:20p - Additional Assessments to monitor impairment, insight, and family  accommodation

12:20p-12:45p - Clinical Interview for OCD/Case Study

12:45p-1:00p - Question and Answer

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to explain the assessment process for OCD
  • Participants will be able to identify self-report and clinician administered assessments for OCD
  • Participants will be able to describe the components of a clicnical interview in OCD treatment

Part 1 also available for registration at

Participants are able to attend each part individually or all parts. Participation in all parts is not required.

Course bibliography:

►  Albert, U., Baffa, A., and Maina, G. (2017). Family accommodation in adult obsessive-compulsive disorder: clinical perspectives. Psychology Research Behavior Management, 10, 293-304. DOI: 10.2147/PRBM.S124359.

►  American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.). The American Psychiatric Association.

►  American Psychiatric Association. (2021). The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5. American Psychiatric Association. Retrieved from

►  American Psychiatric Association. (2021). Online Assessment Measures. American Psychiatric Association.Retrieved from

►  Calvocoressi, L., Mazure, C.,  Noppen, B., and Price, L. (1999). Measures: Family Accommodation Scale for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Interviewer Rated (FAS-IR).  Oxford Clinical Psychology.

►  Eisen, J., Phillips, K., Beer, D., Atala, K., Rasmussen, S., Baer, L. (2001). Brown Assessment of Beliefs Scale (BABS), Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Brown University School of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

►  de Matos, M.B., Pires, A.J., Trettim, J.P., Scholl, C.C., Tabeleão, V.P., Stigger, R.S., Lopez Molina, M., Pinherio, R.T, de Avila Quevedom L. (2016). Family Accommodation in the Different Dimensions of itself the Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Journal of Family Medicine and Disease Prevention,  2(038), DOI: 10.23937/2469-5793/1510038

►  Foa, E. B., Huppert, J. D., Leiberg, S., Langner, R., Kichic, R., Hajcak, G., & Salkovskis, P. M. (2002). The Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory: Development and validation of a short version, Psychological Assessment, 14(4), 485–496.

►  Foa, E. B., Yadin, E., & Lichner, T. K. (2012). Exposure and response (ritual) prevention for obsessive-compulsive disorder: Therapist guide, Oxford University Press.

►  Goodman, W.K., Price, L.H., Rasmussen, S.A., Mazure, C., Fleischmann, R.L, Hill, C.L, Heninger, G.R., Charney, D.S. (1989). The Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale: I. Development, Use, and Reliability, Arch Gen Psychiatry, 46(11), 1006–1011. DOI:10.1001/archpsyc.1989.01810110048007

►  Goodman, W.K., Price, L.H., Rasmussen, S.A., Mazure, C., Delgado, P., Henlinger, G.R., Charney, D.S. (1989). The Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale. II. Validity, Arch Gen Psychiatry, 46(11), 1012–1016. DOI:10.1001/archpsyc.1989.01810110054008

►  Pinto, A., Van Noppen, B., & Calvocoressi, L. (2013). Development and preliminary psychometric evaluation of a self-rated version of the Family Accommodation Scale for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 2, 457-465. DOI: 10.1016/j.jocrd.2012.06.001

►  Pinto, A., Van Noppen, B., Calvocoressi, L. (2012).  Measures: The Family Accommodation Scale for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder- Self Rated Version (FAS-SR). Oxford Clinical Psychology.

►  Pinto, A., Van Noppen, B., Wu, M., Calvocoressi, L. (2015). Measures: The Family Accommodation Scale for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder- Patient Version (FAS-PV). Oxford Clinical Psychology.

►  Rapp,, A., Bergman, L., Piacentini, J., McGuire (2016). Evidenced-Based Assessment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Journal of Central Nervous System Disease, 8, 13-29, DOI: 10.4137/JCNSD.S38359

►  Sheehan, D.V., Lecrubier, K.H., Sheehan, K.H., Amorim, P.,, Janavs, J., Weiller, E., Hergueta, T., Baker, R., Dunbar, G.C. (1996). The Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI). A short diagnostic structured interview: reliability and validity according to the CID, Eur Psychiatry, 12, 224-231.

►  Tolin, D., Bowe, W., Davis, E., Hannan, S., Springer, K., Worden, B., Wooton, B., Bragdon, L., Gilliam, C., Hallion, L., Steinman, S. (2016). Diagnostic Interview for Anxiety, Mood, and OCD and Related Neuropsychiatric Disorders (DIAMOND). Hartford HealthCare Corporation.

►  Tolin, D., Gilliam, C., Wootton, B., Bowe, W., Bragdon, L., Davis, E., Hamnan, S., Steinman, S., Worden, B. and Hallion, L (2016).  Psychometric Properties of a Structured Diagnostic Interview for DSM-5 Anxiety, Mood, and Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, Sage Publications, 25(1), 3-13, DOI: 10.1177/1073191116638410

►  Wetterneck, C., Pinciotti, C., Knott, L., Kinnear, K., Storch, E. (2020). Development and validation of the Adult OCD Impact Scale (AOIS): A measure of psychological functioning for adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder, Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 18, 287-293.

►  Wu, M. S., Pinto, A., Horng, B., Phares, V., McGuire, J. F., Dedrick, R. F., Van Noppen, B., Calvocoressi, L. & Storch, E. A. (2016). Psychometric properties of the Family Accommodation Scale for Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder–Patient Version, Psychological Assessment, 28 (3). 251-262.

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