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Chloë Volz and Dr Stuart Brownings – Assessing and treating OCD in children and young people: Hosted at the University of Reading


This workshop has been rescheduled to 22nd March 2023.

1 day workshop presented by Chloë Volz and Dr Stuart Brownings.

OCD is a debilitating condition affecting approximately 1%–2% of young people. The disorder is characterised by the presence of distressing intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive acts that are performed to alleviate anxiety or prevent a feared outcome from occurring. Over the past two decades, a strong evidence base has emerged for the treatment of paediatric OCD, including CBT and the use of high dose Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). For young people, the NICE guidelines suggest that a crucial feature of psychological treatment is exposure with response prevention (ERP). Although straight forward in principle, CBT for OCD can prove challenging to implement, particularly for more complex or chronic cases. This workshop will provide up to date knowledge and skills in assessing and treating children and adolescents with OCD and will outline the psychological evidence-based treatment approach that is viewed as best practice. The emphasis of the day will be on skills-based teaching of CBT strategies and  will include the common pitfalls encountered in treating OCD and how to manage these. We will also include a discussion of more unusual presentations of OCD, managing risk in this group and disentangling co-morbid symptomatology.


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This workshop will run from 9:30 am until 4.30 pm, with a 45- minute break for lunch, at a cost of £130 which includes refreshments, lunch voucher and an electronic CPD certificate.

Group bookings of 4 workshops or more will receive a 10% discount (£117 per session), and 10 workshops or more will receive a 15% discount (£110.50 per session)*.

University of Reading Students (current and graduate) will receive a 20% discount upon verification of a valid student number. Please contact cwi@reading.ac.uk in the first instance with your student number and for further instructions.

*Please note: The online store accepts card & PayPal payment ONLY. If you wish to pay via another method or make multiple bookings to benefit from the discount, please email the CWI Team on cwi@reading.ac.uk.

This event will be hosted at University of Reading.

Taught by leading experts, our workshops provide training opportunities in evidence-based treatments. All of our courses are accredited and are BABCP compliant providing 5.75 CPD hours, with an approximate 50/50 split between theory and skills. All workshops, unless otherwise stated, are intended for a cross/mixed ability audience.

We also offer a range of training options in all psychological treatments, all of which are recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).


Cancellations & Terms

  • Delegates will receive a full refund if notification of cancellation is received more than one calendar month prior to the event.
  • If notification is received between 1 calendar month and 2 weeks prior to the event we will offer a refund of 50%.
  • No refund will be offered if notification is received 14 days or less before the event.
  • Places can be transferred to other delegates, with prior agreement, provided that payment has been received, and no later than 3 days before the event.
  • Cancellations must have been received in writing/email and acknowledged by the Institute, to qualify for any refunds that may be eligible


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22nd March 2023
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


University of Reading
Whiteknights Campus
Reading, United Kingdom
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