Art Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Date Apr 18, 2014
Time 01:00 PM EDT
Cost $39.00
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Learn how Art Therapy can reduce or eliminate symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in this one-hour webinar! 

Full Description:
Attendees of this one-hour webinar will gain an understanding of how Art Therapy can be used to significantly reduce or eliminate symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. An explanation of how the brain, specifically the Basal Ganglia System, is affected and how to assess for problems will be clearly conveyed. Definitions of what Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is and is not—clarifying what is normal anxiety and when it becomes a disorder—and a quick look at what the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) says about the criteria of OCD will be provided. This webinar will guide attendees through an in-depth case study highlighting how the creative process of Art Therapy can access and decrease the anxiety causing OCD, providing a quicker and longer lasting treatment than verbal therapy.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Examine effective Art Therapy techniques specific to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and understand the therapeutic power that art provides
Acquire skills for assessing problems within the brain's Basal Ganglia System
Complete various Art Therapy tasks and experience the healing process 
Discover the new definition of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCD, according to the DSM-5
Describe current research as it relates to Art Therapy and OCD

Your Presenter:
PAMELA M. HAYES, MFT, LMHC, ATR-BC, is an artist and a registered and board certified Art Therapist. She is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor and is currently in private practice in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Hayes developed the art therapy program at the Rhode Island School of Design. For the past 15 years, Ms. Hayes has worked in numerous psychiatric settings. Currently, her focus includes families, couples, adults, and children struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, addiction, eating disorders, abuse, and grief-related issues. Ms. Hayes has an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in New York City and a graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. For more information about Ms. Hayes, please visit her website at:

This event qualifies for one CE credit. Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link:

Who Should Attend:
Licensed Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Art Therapists, Pastoral Counselors, Psychiatric Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, Guidance Counselors, Youth Pastors, Youth Counselors, Pediatricians, Physicians, Educators, Psychologists


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