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Unacceptable and Taboo Thoughts in OCD

This 4-hour course aims to provide a comprehensive exploration of diagnosing and treating persons suffering from OCD who experience unacceptable or taboo thoughts. This course will include comprehensive evaluation, assessment, and treatment of persons suffering from OCD but with specific emphasis on this subtype


2.5 hour live webinar session, 1.5 hour asynchronous materials

Live Session: July 18 (12:00-2:30 PM EST)

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the prevalence and impact of stigmatized OCD subtypes including sufferers with taboo or unacceptable obsessions.
  • Review evidence-based pharmacologic approaches to treatment for persons suffering from OCD including augmentation strategies when an initial treatment is only partially effective.
  • Differentiate unacceptable and taboo obsessions in OCD from other stigmatized concerns and conditions, including forming a differential diagnosis and rule-outs to consider.
  • Explain ways to improve efficacy of psychotherapy for taboo themes in persons who suffer from OCD and address treatment resistance.
  • Highlight ways to craft individualized treatment plans to address distress associated with unacceptable thoughts in OCD.

Target Audience

Medical Students, Residents/Fellows, Psychiatrists, other mental health professionals

Estimate Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 4 hours
Program Start Date: July 1, 2024
Program End Date: September 18, 2024

Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A.

How to Earn Credit

After evaluating the program, participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the event date and hours earned.

Continuing Education Credit

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

The American Psychiatric Association adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity — including faculty, planners, reviewers or others — are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.


  • Chad Wetterneck, PhD. 
  • Monnica Williams, PhD. 
  • Sharon Batista, MD. 


  • Chad Wetterneck, PhD. 
  • Monnica Williams, PhD. 
  • Sharon Batista, MD. 

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities

The American Psychiatric Association is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website to people with disabilities. Please contact the American Psychiatric Association at 202-559-3900, if you require assistance seven (7) business days prior to the start of a live webinar.

Technical Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using any of the following:

  • The latest and 2nd latest public versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
  • Internet Explorer 11+

This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

  • Browser: Google Chrome (latest and 2nd latest version), Safari (latest and 2nd latest version), Internet Explorer 11.0+, Firefox (latest and 2nd latest version), or Microsoft Edge (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows versions 8.1+, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) +, Android (latest and 2nd latest version), or iOS/iPad OS (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: Windows 8.1 or higher; 1 GB (for 32-bit)/2 GB (for 64-bit) or higher RAM; Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with latest updates installed; Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor; 512 MB or higher RAM; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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Availability: Registration Required
Expires on 09/18/2024
Location: Online Meeting
Date / Time: Jul 18, 2024 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Cost: $190.00
Credit Offered:
4 CME Credits
4 COP Credits
Contains: 2 Courses
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