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      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Compulsive Hoarding Lecture in Melbourne

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      March 3, 2011

      Thursday   7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

      Melbourne, Victoria 3000

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      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Compulsive Hoarding Lecture

      In this lecture presented by the Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (ADAVIC), Dr Scott Blair-West will discuss the nature of OCD with examples of the different obsessive thoughts and compulsive rituals people perform. He will present a model for putting it all together and understanding why people wash their hands or check the stove, the toaster, the doors etc and how it gets harder to stop doing these things after you get into the habit of doing so. Some of the more newly recognised OCD symptoms will be mentioned including mental rituals such as counting, praying, analysis and reviewing, reassurance seeking and other subtle actions all designed to reduce anxiety. The focus then will switch to treatment and both medications and psychological treatments such as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Finally some of the newer and even experimental treatments will be discussed. There will be time for questions as well.

      Following this, Dr Christopher Mogan will outline the problems associated with Compulsive Hoarding in the community, the impact on family and personal lives, and the difficulties involved in assessment, treatment and dealing with compulsive hoarders.

      Dr Scott Blair-West trained at the Austin completing his DPM and FRANZCP in psychiatry in 1993. He subsequently worked as a lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at the Austin for 5 years while starting a private practice specializing in CBT for anxiety disorders especially OCD. Scott has been in full time private practice since 1998 and the Medical Director of the Anxiety and Depression Programme (ADP) at the Melbourne Clinic since 2002. He now specializes in comprehensive management of anxiety disorders, developing new intensive inpatient programmes for OCD, novel treatment approaches for OCD and CBT supervision for psychiatrists and trainees. He regularly is teaching CBT to trainees and talks to community and self-help groups on anxiety related issues.

      Dr Christopher Mogan, Clinical Psychologist is the Director of The Anxiety Clinic in Richmond that provides interventions for complex presentations of emotional distress including panic, OCD, PTSD, chronic worry and related depression. He is an expert on Compulsive Hoarding and completed the first major study of Compulsive Hoarding in Australia. He collaborates with the SwinPsyCHE Research Centre at Swinburne University in research and training in Compulsive Hoarding. Dr Mogan runs training workshops for health professionals in Compulsive Hoarding and related areas, and is actively involved in a working group of professionals from the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, Department of Human Services, Office of Housing, Local Government and RSPCA seeking to raise awareness about hoarding issues including animal hoarding.

      The lecture will be held on:
      Thursday 3rd March 2011
      7.30pm-9.00pm
      Phyllis Hore Room (Kew Library)
      Cnr. Cotham Road and Civic Drive, Kew.

      Cost:
      $10.00 ADAVIC members
      $20.00 Non-Members

      Bookings:
      Phone: ADAVIC (03) 9853 8089
      Email: adavic at adavic dot org dot au


      ADAVIC is a not for profit organisation whose primary aims are raising awareness of anxiety disorder and decreasing their stigma.
      ADAVIC aims to provide support, information and resources to sufferers, while providing education to the rest of the community.
      While anxiety and depression is often misunderstood, ADAVIC allows a supportive environment in which individuals can be assured they are not alone.
      ADAVIC provides hands-on assistance, support and empathy in the forms of lectures, support groups, quarterly newsletters and web-based forums.

      Cost: Payment required - $10.00 ADAVIC members $20.00 Non-Members Proceeds from this event help to maintain ADAVIC services BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL! Monies non refundable Note: a $2 surcharge fee will apply to invoices

      Categories: Education | Health & Wellness

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