Course Description

Hours: 12

This workshop is designed for professionals working in the fields of psychology, counselling, education and child mental health. This two-day intensive training program aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms in children and youth, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively identify and assess OCD-related behaviours in this specific population.

Over the course of two days, participants will delve into the intricacies of OCD symptoms, exploring the unique challenges faced by children and adolescents. Through a combination of theoretical instruction, case studies and interactive exercises, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the various manifestations of OCD in this age group, including both obvious and subtle symptoms that often go unnoticed or misdiagnosed.

Learner Outcomes

Key Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the key diagnostic criteria for OCD in children and youth, differentiating it from other childhood disorders.
  • Understand the development and progression of OCD symptoms in the pediatric population.
  • Identify common and less apparent signs of OCD in children and adolescents.
  • Learn to conduct comprehensive assessments to accurately diagnose OCD in children and youth.
  • Acquire practical tools and techniques for effectively observing, documenting, and tracking OCD-related behaviors.
  • Explore evidence-based assessment measures and instruments used in diagnosing OCD in children and youth.
  • Discuss cultural and contextual factors that may impact the manifestation of OCD symptoms in diverse populations.
  • Gain insights into the impact of OCD on the daily lives of children and adolescents, including their academic performance, social interactions, and emotional well-being.
  • Develop strategies for collaborating with parents, caregivers, and educational professionals to create a supportive environment for children with OCD.
  • Familiarize yourself with available resources and treatment options for children and youth with OCD.

This workshop combines theoretical knowledge with practical applications, providing attendees with a comprehensive guide to identify OCD symptoms in children and youth. By the end of the workshop, participants will be equipped with the necessary skills to recognize, assess and intervene early in the lives of those affected by OCD, ultimately making a positive impact on their overall well-being and quality of life.


For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Phone: 548-889-5128

Cancellations and Transfers
Be sure to carefully review our cancellation and transfer information before registering.

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

This workshop is currently not available. The 2024/2025 Faculty of Social Work Professional Development course and workshop dates will be available on July 8, 2024.
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