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Distinguishing Suicidal Ideation from Intrusive Self-Harm OCD
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Individuals suffering with intrusive self-harm OCD frequently misattribute their thoughts for genuine suicidal ideation. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to assess for and differentiate intrusive, unwanted self-harm obsessions that occur in OCD from genuine suicidal ideation and planning. This differentiation is key to providing adequate treatment.

4/23/2020
When: April 23, 2020
12:00 PM
Where: United States


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Distinguishing Suicidal Ideation from Intrusive Self-Harm OCD featuring Michael Heady, MA, LCPC  

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 12:00pm- 1:00pm  ET

Individuals suffering with intrusive self-harm OCD frequently misattribute their thoughts for genuine suicidal ideation. Well-intentioned therapists, who do not know how to differentiate genuine suicidal ideation from intrusive and unwanted obsessions, often encourage their clients to get suicide risk evaluations from local ERs. However, this behavior can steer the individual with self-harm OCD further into their disorder, increasing distress and severity of symptoms. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to assess for and differentiate intrusive, unwanted self-harm obsessions that occur in OCD from genuine suicidal ideation and planning. This differentiation is key to providing adequate treatment.