Understanding and Treating Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder: What Clinicians Should Know

Friday, February 11, 2022
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About the Event

This one-day, virtual conference focuses on the nature and treatment of obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD). This conference will review the core features of OCPD, how the condition impacts functioning, and explain how it can be differentiated from OCD.

Cognitive behavioral therapy interventions for the maladaptive traits and behaviors of OCPD will be focused on as well as the demonstration of specific approaches for presenting problems such as behavioral inflexibility, procrastination, and indecision. Finally, attendees will learn the challenges of working with these patients and ways of overcoming treatment obstacles.

Offered by the Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute at McLean Hospital


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  • Psychiatrists, Psychologists
  • Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
  • Social Workers
  • Physicians
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselors


This conference will equip participants to:

  • Describe the core features of OCPD and how the condition impacts functioning
  • Identify subgroups of OCPD
  • Identify specific CBT interventions targeting problem areas such as behavioral inflexibility, procrastination, and indecision

About OCPD

Obsessive compulsive personality disorder, or OCPD, is a chronic maladaptive pattern of excessive perfectionism, preoccupation with orderliness/detail, and need for control over one’s environment that frequently co-occurs with OCD and can complicate its treatment. Despite its prevalence, many clinicians are not aware of how to treat OCPD.

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Featured Speakers

Anthony Pinto, PhD

Northwell Health OCD Center

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Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD Workshop

Wednesday, March 25-Thursday, March 26
Sheila Rauch, PhD, ABPP, and Peter W. Tuerk, PhD

This pre-conference workshop aims to provide didactic training in how to provide prolonged exposure (PE) therapy to patients with PTSD from various trauma histories. Prolonged exposure is an evidence-based psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), supported as a first-line intervention across PTSD treatment guidelines. Our goal is to provide the didactic portion of training in prolonged exposure therapy for licensed independent providers of psychotherapy. Proper training will allow for effective implementation, ultimately improving patient outcomes.

This training focuses on the theoretical and empirical basis for PE, detailed instructions on delivering the specific protocol components, role playing, videos, vignettes, and in-depth Q&A.

Participants will also receive instruction in the integration of basic therapy skills with protocol therapies, and the integration of technology and clinical care. Training will include the basics of how to do PE as well as additional information on how to tailor treatment to individual patient presentations. Focusing on treatment of PTSD while maintaining manual fidelity will be emphasized. Special attention will be devoted to implementing PE for PTSD when it presents along with other serious mental illnesses.


The target audience includes mental health professionals who are licensed independent providers of psychotherapy, including physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, and social workers.

Learning Objectives

At successful completion of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Conduct PE with fidelity
  • Appropriately screen candidates for the treatment
  • Conduct ongoing psychometrically valid evaluation to guide treatment
  • Titrate emotional engagement during imaginal exposures to therapeutic levels
  • Facilitate the construction of an effective in vivo exposure hierarchy
  • Effectively assign and review patient homework assignments
  • Assist patients to process trauma and decrease PTSD symptoms

Attendees who complete this training are encouraged to obtain case consultation as they implement PE in practice.


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McLean Hospital is host to this conference at one of our Cambridge satellite locations.

625 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Accreditations and Approvals


McLean Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. McLean Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


McLean Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. McLean Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants meeting requirements will receive 6.5 CE credits.


This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 6.5 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count toward 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

Social Workers

Contact us at 617.855.2738 to inquire about accreditation for social workers.

NBCC-ACEP-clear-webLicensed Mental Health Counselors

McLean Hospital has been approved by National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6085. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. McLean Hospital is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This offering meets the requirements for up to 6.5 NBCC hours.

Disclosure Policy

Harvard Medical School (HMS) and McLean Hospital adhere to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is HMS and McLean’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g., planners, faculty, authors, reviewers, and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Refund Policy

Due to the small nature of our trainings, the Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute cannot offer any refunds. If the participant is unable to attend, they may send a substitute attendee.


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