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Understanding Pure O: Navigating Adolescent Worry

About the Course

This presentation aims to shed light on Purely Obsessional OCD in adolescents, with the objective of increasing awareness and understanding among educators, parents, and mental health professionals. We will delve into the prevalence of this condition in the adolescent population, the subtle but significant symptoms that may manifest, and the profound impact it can have on their daily functioning. Furthermore, the presentation will address the diagnostic challenges associated with identifying Purely Obsessional OCD in adolescents. We will also explore evidence-based treatment approaches, providing insight into how these interventions can effectively manage this condition. By the end of this presentation, the audience will be better equipped to recognize the signs of Purely Obsessional OCD in adolescents and understand the crucial role they can play in facilitating diagnosis and treatment, ultimately improving the well-being of those affected by this challenging condition.

This course is based on the recorded webinar, Understanding Pure O: Navigating Adolescent Worry created by Kathryn Held, Psychological Associate, CADC III in 2023.

Publication Date:

First Dec 2023

Course Material Author

Kathryn Held, Psychological Associate, CADC III
Kathryn Held, Psy. D associate and CADC III, is an individual therapist at Visions adolescent treatment centers. With a decade of experience in the mental health field, Kathryn specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, OCD, and the OCD spectrum. Kathryn also has expertise in working with LGBTQ+ adolescents while navigating complex family systems. Her current research projects include adolescent suicide and the use of OCD art interventions in anxiety and OCD treatment. She is trained in CBT, ACT and Exposure and Response Prevention. Her empathetic and artistic approach helps support, educate, and instill agency in her clients. Prior to joining the Visions team, Kathryn worked in various treatment settings including detox, sober living, and as the Program Director of a dual diagnosis outpatient treatment center.

Kathryn Held, Psychological Associate, CADC III authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Kathryn Held
Kathryn Held, Psy. D associate and CADC III, is an individual therapist at Visions adolescent treatment centers. With a decade of experience in the mental health field, Kathryn specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, OCD, and the OCD spectrum. Kathryn also has expertise in working with LGBTQ+ adolescents while navigating complex family systems. Her current research projects include adolescent suicide and the use of OCD art interventions in anxiety and OCD treatment. She is trained in CBT, ACT and Exposure and Response Prevention. Her empathetic and artistic approach helps support, educate, and instill agency in her clients. Prior to joining the Visions team, Kathryn worked in various treatment settings including detox, sober living, and as the Program Director of a dual diagnosis outpatient treatment center.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for intermediate and above levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Define and explain what Purely Obsessional OCD is, including its characteristics, common obsessions, and compulsions.
  2. Identify mechanics of worry, including clinical differences of Pure O.
  3. Identify symptoms and provide education on how to recognize the symptoms of Pure O.

Disclosure to Learners

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

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Planners and Reviewers

The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Faculty: Kathryn Held

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Course Number 103407
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